The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Smitfraud-C.Keylogger" 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:

  • keylogger

This keylogger appears to be very similiar in name to the legit windows file svchost.exe located in the system directory. The fake one is installed in the Windows directory. It runs in background, bypasses the Windows Firewall, ensures that it is started on Systemstartup and connects to the internet in background. Furthermore it logs all keystrokes to the offlog.txt located in the Windows directory. Since this keylogger has a constant connection to the internet it can sent the logged keystrokes thus getting passwords and so on. It is also capable of making screenshots, compressing them and also sending them into the internet.
Supposed Functionality:
Supposed to be a Windowsfile
Removal Instructions:


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\offlog.txt".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Smitfraud-C.Keylogger 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!

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.