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#1 jim221061

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:08 AM

help got darksma on my pc running windows xp

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:13 AM

Hello jim221061 and :thumbsup: to Bleeping Computer.

SuperAntiSpyware may be able to remove the Darksma infection. Download the free version for home users of SuperAntiSpyware, install it and then update the definitions (by clicking the "Check for Updates" button). Then reboot your computer into Safe Mode (How to start Windows in Safe Mode) and run a scan by clicking the "Scan Your Computer" button and checking "Perform Complete Scan". After the scan is finished reboot your computer back into Normal Mode.

If SuperAntiSpyware is unable to remove the infection please post back.
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:01 AM

Darksma can be difficult to remove without expert assistance and the use of specialized fix tools. While SUPERAntispyware may detect/remove some of the malware, it will probably not remove the entire infection.

If you continue to have problems, please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.)

When you have done that, post your log along with the one from the SAS scan in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".
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