How to remove CoolWebSearch (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:CoolWebSearch
Command or file name:MSRSS.exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
There are three major tracks unsolicited commercial applications can make its way on to your PC. Some freeware softwares are bundled with parasites which are installed at the same time. Sometimes websites (or pop-up ads) try to deceive you into clicking Yes by saying that the applications is required to watch the site or by opening never-ending defect windows if you click No or by saying that the digital certificate on the code means it's foolproof otherwise it can be pest. If Yes is clicked (or if IE security options are set bottom than normal so that it never even asks), the parasite is permitted to run and can do anything at all it likes on your PC, including setting up pest. That doesnt mean its not bad but it does mean that antivirus applications does not attempt to find it. A good search engine such as Google will be in hard use as you learn which item is the pest.
CoolWebSearch intrusion method
CoolWebSearch installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (CoolWebSearch). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. CoolWebSearch copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is MSRSS.exe . Then it creates new startup key with name CoolWebSearch and value MSRSS.exe . You can also find it in your processes list with name MSRSS.exe or CoolWebSearch. Also, it can create folder with name CoolWebSearch under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about CoolWebSearch, please ask below. You can use programs to remove CoolWebSearch from your browsers below.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with CoolWebSearch, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by CoolWebSearch.
To get rid of CoolWebSearch, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use CoolWebSearch Removal Tool for safe problem solution.
2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use CoolWebSearch Removal Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall CoolWebSearch related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for CoolWebSearch entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If CoolWebSearch won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use CoolWebSearch Removal Tool.
Remove CoolWebSearch related extensions from your browsers
CoolWebSearch in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to CoolWebSearch. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective CoolWebSearch removal use CoolWebSearch Removal Tool.
Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like CoolWebSearch are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like CoolWebSearch.