CWShredder

CWShredder

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.19
  • Total Downloads:
    858,288
  • 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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Full Specifications

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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 858,288
Downloads Last Week 24
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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