Threat Database Browser Hijackers CoolWebSearch.image


CoolWebSearch.image, a CWS variant and also known as CWS.image, is a malicious browser hijacker. CoolWebSearch.image takes advantage of security flaws in a web browser. Once installed, CoolWebSearch.image will change the user's browser settings, modify and redirect the homepage to its official site, display pop-up advertisements and conceal itself from detection. One possible sign of installation of the CoolWebSearch.image malware and of becoming infected is if the user sees the error message: "cannot find C:\WINDOWS\image.dll". CoolWebSearch.image will also reinstall itself after each startup and reboot. The user is advised to run a scan with reliable anti-spyware software to detect and remove the CoolWebSearch.image infection.

File System Details

CoolWebSearch.image may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. image.dll

Registry Details

CoolWebSearch.image may create the following registry entry or registry entries:


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