Good News: CWShredder Back in the Fight

CWShredder, the only free program known to successfully detect and remove all variants of the Cool Web Search browser hijacker, is back in the fight. After its developer, Dutch college student Merijn Bellekom, called it quits this past June, CWShredder was no longer being updated. Now, Merijn has licensed the CWShredder source code and rights to Intermute, a provider of Internet security and content filtering solutions and developer of SpySubtract PRO.

James Healan of reports: CWShredder is back. Merijn has sold the source code and rights to CWShredder to Intermute. They have published an updated version at CWShredder still is a free download and now is being updated once again on a continuing basis to deal with new variants of the CWS hijacker.

Intermute will continute to provide the tool both as a free download and as part of their product: CoolWebSearch is probably one of the most vicious and hardest to eliminate pieces of spyware circulating on the Internet today, said Ed English, CEO of InterMute, Inc. We are proud to offer CWShredder as a free download, and we plan to integrate its powerful functionality into SpySubtract PRO to give our customers the most robust protection available against invasive forms of software.

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  • Ian Jackson

    One thing iOS 5 could need is the ability to ignore updates. I don’t want to update this one app, but it keeps asking and asking…

    • Marc Billow

      Why would you want to not update an application… I mean I could understand if the update crippled the app but I have yet to see anything of the sort since the creation of the App Store…

    • Jack Hunecke

      u can fix that under settings

  • Jack Hunecke

    u can already do that its under settings

  • Jack Hunecke

    good article btw

  • Abdul Haseeb
  • Tech

    so your telling me iOS finally has 5 features Android has had for soo long? well ill just download that ipsw beta from and jailbreak my device cause i love Apple so much *sarcasm*

  • Khalid T. AL-Assousi

    so after 4 years of dominating the market steve decided to let iDevice owners who paid $700+ to delete a music without his permission?!!!!!! thats totally unacceptable and users should buy an application from tbe market to do it.

  • Zagorath

    Very cool!
    All of these look incredible, with the exception of number 4, which is nice to have, but nothing all that amazing.
    LED flash alerts is very clever, but the custom vibration patterns is just unbelievable!!