Additional web applications and programs: both adware.coolwebsearch and coolwebsearch.com are browser applications, which would certainly brings in more web apps just like getting adware.coolwebsearch would finally result in coolwebsearch.com hijacking and vise versa. Bringing in additional web applications is to make sure that the aggressive promotion is carried out smoothly as expected. So far, “shoppingwizard”,”offer optimizer” ,”CasProg” and “Ads by BlockAndSurf” have been detected. It shows obviously that many software would like to employ such cheating promotional means to get high exposure.
Computer runs slowly with highly consumed CPU: with more extra items placed into the machine harassed by Cool Web Search malware, more CPU is drawn to other field for corresponding operations. What’s more, more CPU is required to display the pages to which adware.coolwebsearch or coolwebsearch.com takes victims as few surfing standard is met. There’s no doubt that loosely programmed web pages will be accessed through Cool Web Search malware as such cheating means (doomed to be punished by Google) is only favored by web sites without original content and vision.
Computer becomes vulnerable to infections: bugs, vulnerability, loophole and backdoor have become the major ways for virus propagation and bug can be easily found on loosely programmed web sites. Once an infection is exploiting a bug on the web site to which Cool Web Search malware is directing a computer, the computer will be definitely affected.
Recommendation is to remove Cool Web Search malware including Adware.CoolWebSearch and coolwebsearch.com as soon as possible, not only for computer health but also information security. Please follow the instruction offered below by VilmaTech Online Support. On the occurrence of difficulty due to deficient computer knowledge, please do feel free to live chat with security adviser here.
Step1. remove extensions of Cool Web Search malware from browser settings.
Step2. restore homepage from Coolwebsearch.com.
Step3. go to Registry Editor to remove Cool Web Search malware’s startup items and other associated entries.
For Windows users
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders Startup=”C:\windows\start menu\programs\startup
For Mac OS X users
There isn’t a Registry Editor in the Mac like in Windows to change settings. However, one could remove Cool Web Search malware’s startup items from startup section and remove Cool Web Search malware from “/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences”, /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ and ~/Library (in home folder)/Internet Plug-Ins/.
Remove Cool Web Search malware’s startup items on Mac
Remove other Cool Web Search malware items from Mac
Step4. remove all temp files so as to eradicate the temp files produced by Cool Web Search malware.
For Windows users
For Mac OS X users
sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
Defragment is recommended after removing Cool Web Search malware with the above offered instruction to optimize PC performance as the malware stay could have generated some more files or split up some data during its operation. Since few people know about how to defrag in Windows 8, the video is attached herein to show how.
As web applications, adware.coolwebsearch and coolwebsearch.com can be well prevented if one follows good PC practice online and use extra carefulness:
The above instruction has been tested for multiple times to be effective in removing Cool Web Search malware. However, failure can also be foreseeable if extra items/infections had wormed into the target system. If it is the case, it is advisable to contact recommended PC Security Center to find solution accordingly or get on-demand help for quick and complete fix.