Software Update: CWShredder 2.18

After CWShredder switched from Intermute to Trend Micro in May of this year, no new version of this program has been released. Although the Trend Micro website still talks about version 2.15, a new version can be downloaded from Softpedia. CWShredder specializes in removing one type of spyware, the browser hijacker Cool WebSearch and all its variants. In addition to updating the look and feel of Trend Micro, this version recognizes five new Cool Web Search variants, and Windows NT and 2003 Server have been added to the number of supported operating systems. The changelog therefore looks like this:

New CoolWebSearch Variants Detected:

  • CWS.SnugWeb
  • CWS.CoolSearchA
  • CWS.EZSearch
  • CWS.CraftSearch
  • CWS.FindOnline

New Features:

  • Now Supports NT4/Win2003


Version number 2.18
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
Website TrendMicro
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License type Freeware