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    I seem to have a Trojan horse on my computer. Spybot Search & Destroy can't remove it, and it keeps adding more spyware (that's what msmsn.exe does, or atleast what Spybot S&D says it does). I have tried to remove it several times with Spybot S&D but to no avail, I even tried it with the Spybot S&D computer restarted scan, but it still couldn't remove it.


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    Problem: Smitfraud-C.generic
    Files: Executable (c:\windows\system32\msmsn.exe)


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    Product: Smitfraud-C.generic
    Threat: Trojan
    Description: Smitfraud-C.generic is a collection of generic rules for the detection of Smitfraud-C, which installs itself without user consent, fakes legit software, downloads and installs additional malware and/or trojan horses.


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    Last edited by tashi; 2008-11-30 at 19:48. Reason: Removed screenshot as it won't be needed and is large and slow loading. :)

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    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/msmsn-14953.html
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    That's info for the process. Apparently, it's malicious and it's a downloader (for more junk).

    Consider posting in the Malware Removal forum and having someone take a look at your system.

    If you decide to have an experienced malware removal specialist assist you, please follow the procedure in this link to run scans and produce a HijackThis log:
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    Good luck.

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    I went into safe mode and deleted msmsn.exe then empty my recycling bin. That seems to have got it for good.

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