The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Sfonditalia" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:
  • dialer

Description:
It's an illegal contentdialer.
Privacy Statement:
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Removal Instructions:

Desktop:

Please remove the following files from your desktop.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Shortcuts named "WinMoviePlugIn.lnk" and pointing to "*.exe".

Quicklaunch area:

Please remove the following items from your start quick launch area text to the "Start" button in the taskbar at the bottom.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Quicklaunch symbols named "WinMoviePlugIn.lnk" and pointing to "*.exe".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$DESKTOP>\WinMoviePlugIn.lnk".
  • The file at "c:\best.exe".
  • The file at "<$STARTMENU>\explorer.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\explorer.lnk".
  • The file at "<$DESKTOP>\explorer.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PERSONAL>\explorer.lnk".
  • The file at "<$FAVORITES>\explorer.lnk".
  • The file at "<$STARTMENU>\WinMoviePlugIn.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\WinMoviePlugIn.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PERSONAL>\WinMoviePlugIn.lnk".
  • The file at "<$FAVORITES>\WinMoviePlugIn.lnk".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Sfonditalia uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • Delete the registry value "snprtz|dialno" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform\".
If Sfonditalia uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Browser:

The following browser plugins or items can either be removed directly in your browser, or through the help of e.g. Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer.
  • Please check your bookmarks for links to "skymasters.biz".
  • Please check your bookmarks for links to "realarea.biz".

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.