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Smitfraud? What Is This?

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#1 Bill L

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:42 AM

Got an error message trying to get into Yahoo games.....Error 999 saying something that I might be infected with spyware. So I went to my trusty Spybot search and destroy and ran it. Came up with Smitfraud.

Can anyone tell me about this and how to go about removing it?

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:59 AM

Quote Papakid:
" Just for everyone's information, Smitfraud.C is Spybot S&D's name for a type of Vundo/Conhook infection. I wish they would call it something else because it is confusing. Smitfraud is a generic description of any application/trojan that hijacks the desktop to give fake warnings that you are infected or have errors and need to download their program to fix it, only telling you later you have to pay for the fix. Vundo is associated with the rogue app Winfixer, among others, but it is a completely different infection from what is more commonly known as Smitfraud and SmitfraudFix is not designed to fix it."


Does Spybot say it is Smitfraud.C?
If not, follow the directions below.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.


Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.

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