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Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Thought you might like to know Anyway, I see a couple of items to fix in your log. Description: Cws.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. I've run PandaScan, Cleanup, Adaware, Spybot, and Spysweeper, with no positive results.

BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! Thanks.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:13:58 AM, on 9/21/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exeC:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged Whats also irratating is I just paid to update Norton antivirus and did a full scan and it found nothing yet every time I go to trend micros free virus scan, check over here

The file size is 589,824bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 552,960bytes. Back to top #3 Antonin Antonin Member Full Member 7 posts Posted 29 September 2005 - 12:13 AM Sorry for the delay. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems.

However, I want to prevent anything from getting worse, if I do have this crapware on my box. What do you know about cws.exe: How would you rate it: < Please select > important for Windows or an installed application (++) seems to be needed (+) neither dangerous nor We recommend SecurityTaskManager for verifying your computer's security. Then right click on your default connection, usually local area connection for cable and dsl, and left click on properties.

Cws.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Corel is a Canadian software giant that specializes in developing image and graphic processing applications. Corel is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/67155-cwsalfasearch/?do=findComment&comment=345838 Afterwards, HijackThis will launch.

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Rated neither dangerous nor essential, but it is a good simple web server! http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/topic/57024-cws-infection/ Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy Jump to Back to top #7 viccy viccy Forum Deity Retired Staff - Helper 832 posts Posted 02 November 2005 - 12:20 PM Due to the lack of feedback this Topic is closed.If CWS & Windows Installer Started by detnorske, Jul 09 2004 03:25 PM Please log in to reply 1 reply to this topic #1 detnorske detnorske Member New Member 3 posts Posted

Sign In Sign In Remember me Not recommended on shared computers Sign in anonymously Sign In Forgot your password? There is no information about the author of the file. The program has a visible window. Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time.

Thank you for your support. Register now! The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 188,416bytes. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

My Hijack this log is below. Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\ycomp5_5_7_0.dllO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quietO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - Startup: NotesHolder.lnk = C:\Program Files\A!K Research Labs\NotesHolder\NotesHolder.exeO4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exeO4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common

Cws.exe is not a Windows system file.

It is possible to monitor connections. Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quietO4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exeO4 - Global Startup: BigFix.lnk = C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exeO8 - Extra context menu item: Search with Wanadoo Corel is an abbreviation for 'Cowpland Research Laboratory'. This program will clean out all your temporary internet files.Is your computer still running very slow after running Ewido?

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Sign in to follow this Followers 1 Go To Topic Listing Resolved Malware Removal Logs Recently Browsing 0 members No registered Cws.exe is able to monitor applications. Keep this forum alive - I'm a volunteer, it's my pleasure to serve, but the SWI site needs your donations to operate. Click Next, then Install, make sure Run fixit is checked and click Finish.

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