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Infected With Pcsecuritylab

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#1 Siemer


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Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:58 PM

I have recently picked up something on my computer and with a little bit of searching have figured out that is not going to be an easy fix (well at least not for me, being somewhat clueless in this area). My desktop has been changed to red and every 30 seconds or so there is an alert in the bottom right of my screen that says something about my computer has spyware on it and a full scan is required or something, and clicking on that will take me to a place where I can purchase something from pcsecurity lab to fix my computer. I did not do this of course. I ran adaware and mcafee and neither scan helped obviously. I was hoping that you guys would be able to help me out. Thanks in advance.


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Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:18 PM

If your using Win XP or 2000, please print out and follow the generic instructions for using SmitfraudFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to remove the Smitfraud/Generic Zlob".
(scroll down to where it says Removal Instructions)
If you already have a copy of smitfraudfix, make sure you re-download and use the most current version as the tool is frequently updated.

When done, download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (This program is for Win XP, 2000, NT only)
  • Double-click on rr-free-setup.exe to install in C:\Program Files\RogueRemover.
  • During the installation an icon will automatically be created on your Desktop.
  • Double-click on the RogueRemover icon to launch the program and select Check for Updates.
  • If prompted, click Download to receive the latest updates.
  • When completed, close the update window.
  • Select "Scan" and the program will walk you through the remaining steps.
If you are still having problems afterwards you may need to post a HijackThis log and get expert assistance. Instructions for posting a log are included in the Smitfraud tutorial. Logs are posted in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, not here.
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