CWShredder

CWShredder

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 70 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.19
  • Total Downloads:
    858,277
  • Date Added:
    June 01, 2006
  • File Size:
    520KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Though not a full-blown anti-adware application, this program handles its one job with aplomb. As you might guess from its name, the main purpose of CWShredder is to purge your PC of the notoriously nasty malware component known as CoolWebSearch. The minimal interface reflects the app's narrow focus, with only a few buttons for scanning your machine and repairing problems. Although we can't get too excited about the nearly nonexistent feature set, we must applaud the performance, as the program found and deleted all remnants of CoolWebSearch we placed on a test machine, in less than 20 seconds. CWShredder obviously won't serve as your main adware solution, but all regular Web surfers and downloaders should keep it on hand. Also, if your machine is already infected with this icky piece of adware, we suggest you download this free app at once.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 70 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 6
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  • 5 stars

    "Very easy to download and set up."

    December 21, 2010   |   By richarddooley

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    Easy. Installs, and works quickly.

    Cons

    No problems. The CW Search had been removed already. With this program, it is now completely off the system.

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  • 3 stars

    "t worked great. I used it on my windows 98 system , I"

    April 06, 2010   |   By PEAKKACHEW

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    If you have that problem it will hopefully get rid of it.

    Cons

    I wish it was a version for windows vista home premium !

    Summary

    Well the scan was fast , with no problems , using the deep scan I should say . And it is a free trusted product here on CNet .

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it says on the tin"

    March 26, 2010   |   By maddickca

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    Removes Coolwebsearch

    Cons

    errrrrm none

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  • 2 stars

    "seemed ok but didn't work for what I needed"

    January 24, 2010   |   By pilotguy

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    seemes to clean out the basics

    Cons

    will rearrange all your favorites

    Summary

    It's a simple program, and doesn't really do much more than you can do by yourself by erasing cookies, temp, files, etc. I removed it.

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  • 2 stars

    "Removes Coolwebsearch"

    December 30, 2009   |   By joarchbr

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    Works good

    Cons

    It's not the best free software

    Summary

    It's not the best but since it is free can't complain.

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  • 5 stars

    "great product"

    December 01, 2009   |   By laga4

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    removes it easily

    Cons

    nothing bad to say

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  • 3 stars

    "It appears to do what it says it will do."

    August 18, 2009   |   By mnc23

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    see summary

    Cons

    Not very informative as to what it did and where.

    Summary

    With any product of this nature you have to trust that the results are accurate. It seems to work OK and I have never seen a complaint about it.

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  • 5 stars

    "GOOD--I THINK???"

    January 10, 2009   |   By pistei

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    scans for coolwebsearch stuff

    Cons

    don't know

    Summary

    i guess i would be happier if i happened to ever have the coolwebsearch things on any of my machines (6 desktops, 3 laptops). however, even with teenagers surfing and all kinds of stuff and websites, (evidently), i've never had that coolwebsearch problem. i've run this software and it has never found anything. my guess is because i use spybot search and destroy. i'm guessing that it immunizes for coolwebsearch because when spybot scans, i can see the words "coolwebsearch" listed. cwshredder might be a great backup if spybot misses the boat, but i haven't had an opportunity to "shred" anything.

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  • 5 stars

    "GREAT PROGRAM"

    January 05, 2009   |   By quada99

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    THIS PROGRAM IS EASY TO USE

    Cons

    I CAN NOT THINK OF ANY

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  • 5 stars

    "Very powerful"

    November 13, 2008   |   By Jim Harmon

    Version: CWShredder 2.19

    Pros

    It's reasonably fast

    Cons

    Links don't work.

    Summary

    This program confirmed that I don't (yet) have this malicious piece of software on my system. I was annoyed by the fact that the "Check for Update" and the "Test Your System for Other Spyware" buttons don't work.

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    General
    Publisher InterMute
    Publisher web site http://www.intermute.com/
    Release Date June 01, 2006
    Date Added June 01, 2006
    Version 2.19
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Anti-Spyware
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 520KB
    File Name cwshredder.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 858,277
    Downloads Last Week 24
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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