Published Oct 11, 2007 | Updated Apr 01, 2008


High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: MWS (McAfee) W32/WebSearch.IX (Norman)


Update: October 11, 2007: Microsoft has corrected and improved this signature. Signatures version 3085 and higher includes this improvement, and therefore may not detect specific files as Adware:Win32/CoolWebSearch.MWSearch.
Adware:Win32/CoolWebSearch.MWSearch is a CoolWebSearch component that installs a Web browser toolbar, modifies Internet Explorer settings and displays advertisements.

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