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Is CW-Shredder that important???????

by Cyborganizer / March 5, 2005 7:18 AM PST

I finally got my new computer and have most of my scanners and firewalls in place. However, CW-Shredder will not install. My old computer had Windows 98, does that make a difference? I know that ZoneAlarm is worth going out of the way to get, but is CW-Shredder worth it???

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Maybe not.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 7:35 AM PST

However, I didn't see CWSHREDDER ... install. It came in a ready to run .exe...

Bob

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Read this from Optimize XP ...
by Jake Barnes / March 5, 2005 7:42 AM PST

"Auto-installing Spyware infections (CoolWebSearch) occurs due to exploits in Microsoft's discontinued Java Virtual Machine v1.1.4 (Build 5.0.3810). Infection occurs by simply browsing the wrong website. Java was originally licensed from Sun Microsystems but later modified by Microsoft. Microsoft's modifications to the Java code are the suspected reasons these exploits exist. There are no patches from Microsoft to fix this. To protect yourself uninstall MSJVM using this tool.

Notes - Windows SP1a and SP2 will uninstall MSJVM. However, it will not hurt to run this since it is possible for an application or person to reinstall MSJVM on top of SP1a and SP2."

From here: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html

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