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    Good

    IEspyadds description by Tom Coyote
    http://tomcoyote.org/totw.php?act=show&id=4

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    Good.

    This article is well worth reading and you will see free AV's recommended.
    So how did I get infected in the first place? By Tony Klein

    Happy New Year to you. tashi
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    Unhappy another Smitfraud problem

    Hi guys

    I think i'm having more Smitfraud-C problems. I followed all the advice that this thread has offered. I have run Spybot S+D several times, downloaded 'DelDomains' as suggested. However, every time my computer restarts and I check using Spybot S+D again I once again have Smitfraud-C! Its driving me nuts! I downloaded Smitfraudfix to remove another sort of Smitfraud but this still remains.

    I really hope someone can help me. I will attach 2 images- the first is the shortcut which installs itself on my desktop every time I restart and the second is the icon which appears in the taskbar with the balloon that says "Security Warning: your computer may be infected with harmful or unwanted software!"

    I am of course aware that this is just to encourage me to install malware but when clicking it it it brings up something called 'Spyware Detection Alert'- some odd sort of program....

    Please help- I cant delete this thijng every time I start up! :(

    Sandy

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    You could ask for help in the malware removal forum.

    The instructions are here:
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288

    Malware Removal:
    http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22

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    Cool

    OK, here is how to terminate the Smitfraud ,..,

    1. Hard Boot your computer, (example)
    "flip the power switch, wait for fan to stop, turn power back on"

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    I am unable to fix Smitfraud-C. I read in another thread that this problem will be fixed in a subsequent update. However, I can't get rid of it. Has it been updated? Is this in fact a false positive?
    Last edited by tashi; 2007-06-04 at 08:12. Reason: Removed advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawitch View Post
    OK, here is how to terminate the Smitfraud ,..,

    1. Hard Boot your computer, (example)
    "flip the power switch, wait for fan to stop, turn power back on"
    Etc... No.

    If one can find the file/s, zip and send to: detections(AT)spybot.info (Replace AT with @)

    Also include the results of a Spybot-S&D scan.
    • Open Spybot-S&D and start a scan ("check for problems").
    • After the scan, right-click in the results field and choose either "Save full report to file..." or "Copy full report to clipboard".
    • Attach the file (or copy the report) to the email.


    Then follow the procedure in this link: "BEFORE you POST" -Preliminary Steps and start a topic in the Malware Removal Forum

    Once posted a trained malware remover helper will advise.

    BTW, for those who would like to be trained to help others in the removal of malware, please see this topic:

    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=10777
    Last edited by tashi; 2007-06-04 at 08:30. Reason: Added information
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    ehh, ; yes,

    I already tried your method, and it did nothing
    to remove the problem from my computer, yet my method aloud me
    to delete, and permantly remove the threat from my computer,
    so ya, it works <grin>


    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Etc... No.

    If one can find the file/s, zip and send to: detections(AT)spybot.info (Replace AT with @)

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    Hello.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nawitch View Post

    I already tried your method, and it did nothing
    to remove the problem from my computer,
    I don't see a topic of yours in malware removal, all users logs are analysed individually.

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    Nawitch:

    I hope you are not offended by the remove of your malware removal instructions, but I also hope that you realize that there is a rationale behind that. Generic removal instructions without the details surrounding the exact nature of the infection can be risky.

    There can be many nuances (differences) in the infections currently identified as "Smitfraud-C" and what worked for you to remove "Smitfraud-C" may not work for others. In fact without specific details of what is running in a particular individual's system, generic removal instructions could conceivably cause more difficulties for the user (particularly when those instructions are posted in a thread over six (6) months old).

    Those are some of the reasons why this forum requests that you not provide malware removal instructions unless it is done in the Malware Removal forum and restrictions for helping in the Malware Removal forum indicate:

    Malware Removal: only people with the following titles above their avatar may assist members.

    Helper, Warrior, Expert, Developer, Team Spybot.

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    Default Smitfraud won't leave!

    I've ran spybot many times, each time fixing the problem...I have also tried Deldomains...it hasn't helped much...

    I'll post a S&D log...please help!!

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