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VX2/CoolWebSearch fix--Windows AntiSpyware Beta

By ebob2k ·
After many near-successes removing VX2 spyware from a WinXP system, I finally thought that the easiest way to remove it was to install the infested HDD as a slave in another system, preferably a newer Win98 or Win2K system (so that it will recognize and work with any drives, including newer ones), and scan it with Ad-aware.

I finally decided to do this after the VX2 Cleaner in my Ad-Aware SE Pro 1.05 said that the system was clean, despite repeated VX2 results in the Ad-Aware scans that Ad-Aware could not repair because: they were in use; and WinXP seemed to have a problem running Ad-Aware on reboot.

However, this setup does not seem to clean the Registry of the infested HDD and VX2/CoolWebSearch kept returning.

I finally downloaded & installed Windows AntiSpyware Beta and it found and removed all of that spyware in a few passes.

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