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#1 reallyjustme


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Posted 16 September 2007 - 05:32 AM

recently, a browser hijacker (Spyware.Known_bad_sites) (shame I can't figure out which bad site this came from so history doesn't repeat itself) showed up when I ran my Spyware Doctor program. It showed up in the file... documents and settings\administrator\desktop\smitRem\eTrust

When I went looking around and found the smitRem folder, it appeared to be blocked on my computer. From things I've read on the net it appears that smitRem is a good thing? Yes? No? If it is a good thing, do I unblock it?

And yes, I know...people like me are lethal to the good health of our pc's! That's why we have people like you. I so need to marry a hi-techie who cuts hair, too...haaa

Thanks, in advance, for your help with this.

Moved from the XP Forum. ~acklan~

Edited by acklan, 16 September 2007 - 05:36 AM.

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#2 rookie147


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Posted 16 September 2007 - 06:50 AM

SmitRem is used to remove Smitfraud-type infections from your computer. Since you posted in the XP forum, I am going to assume that you are running Windows XP. There is an alternative program called SmitfraudFix which I believe is much more effective to use on newer operating systems, so it would be better to use that instead. Having said that, there is little point in having any of these specific removal tools on your computer if you are not infected with the malware that they target; they are worthless.
So you can safely delete it from your computer, it is just wasting some space on your hard drive at the moment.

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Edited by rookie147, 16 September 2007 - 06:51 AM.

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