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The Computer Is Infected With Smitfraud


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#1 Li-ion

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 05:07 AM

My friend's computer is infected with Smitfraud, and he used smitfrad fix tool but no use........
He told me that he has used the tool and after it finished working ------> There were not any infected files
So what is the solution now?
Should he format his computer?

Edited by Li-ion, 10 August 2007 - 05:08 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2007 - 05:27 AM

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:15 AM

Ok, I will make sure that he will do all that....

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:59 AM

If Spybot S&D was the program that identified the Smitfraud infection as Smitfraud.C that would be the reason that Smitfraudfix did not remove the malware. See the info below.

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."
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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