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Oooh Smitfraud Trojan Pita!


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#1 travallyn

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:47 AM

ok let me say on the outset that I have antivirus, anti spyware and anti keylogger programs on my computer!!!!! UGH BUT I belong to a file sharing group and believe I got this there...

so

I read the instructions on how to remove it BUT I cannot go into safemode for some odd reason. When I get there I am unable to log in...my keyboard and mouse are disabled. Is this a function of smitfraud? Dunno

I didnt even know I had this trojan until I ran a new antispyware program..(which is not onthe rogue antispyware list) and I have had NO symptoms of this attack such as others have listed. BUT I want this thing outta here and I cant do it

what do I do?

anyone?

please??

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:08 AM

The problem may be that you are using a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Super Antispyware will remove Smitfraud infections. If you are unable to run in safe mode (recommended) run in normal mode.
Install Super Antispyware free. 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

Please let us know the results.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:25 PM

ok problem number one:

I already did the SUPERantispyware scan which revealed NOTHING.

Now why is that? Why does this so called infection show up with the ZERO spyware program and NOT with the superspyware or my rogue remover pro???? Im confounded and feel as if this smitfraud doesnt really exist at all..

I cant seem to verify that I do have it :thumbsup:

second I dont have a wireless keyboard or mouse!

ideas? (and thanks for replying!)

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:38 PM

What program is saying you have smitfraud malware? Does it provide a specific name (file) and location?
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:11 PM

Well, "Zero" may be a good name for it. It was once listed as a "rogue" program.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:06 PM

What program is saying you have smitfraud malware? Does it provide a specific name (file) and location?
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its the ZEROSpyware program and I am not sure it does mention where the trojan is now that you mention it..I need to pay attention to that.

It was ONCE considered rogue antispyware? hmmm figures...so maybe if I were to uninstall it then my smitfraud would disappear as well???????

any more ideas? not sure what to do

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:16 PM

By all means, get rid of it! It is junk.

In the link below is Bleeping Computer's list of free programs. These programs have been recommended by the members.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:46 PM

i uninstalled that

and the otherscans I have tried do not indicate that i have a smitfraud trojan....going to try one more to see...

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:11 AM

I see you also have Defender Pro 5 on your computer. This program gets more bad reviews than good.
Regarding the mouse and keyboard not working in safe mode, what OS do you use? Are they USB connected?

There are some very good free antivirus and antispyware programs listed in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:44 PM

Yeah I dont care for Defender pro...it NEVER seems to pick up anything....and yet I have to have something...I did have webroot spysweeper but it conflicted with incredimail and kept crashing.

I despise avg and zonealarm...Im still looking. The problem is that my computer is in dire need of an upgrade...it runs very slowly and not much ram space! I looked at the free programs on the list but arent they mostly free trials? Free trials are good for bupkers, they dont remove anythinig that is there..at least the ones i tried..

I could try reinstalling webroot.

ANYWAY

I tried a different program from Comodo and there doesnt seem to be any smitfraud trojans picked up by theirs...so Im confused. Thinking maybe I was scammed (or nearly) by Zero into thinkin I had something that maybe I didnt so I would subscribe.

NO other scans I have run with any other antispyware has picked up any indication of a smitfraud t

maybe I am in the clear?

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:46 PM

In regard to the OS I have windows XP home, SP 2
Key board and mouse are serial connected...PS 2 if that helps any

I havent tried to go into safe mode again..I will try later

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:44 PM

I am out of ideas on why your mouse and keyboard want work in safe mode. If you still have that problem you could post it in the forum for XP users.
You said you were running out of "ram space. Maybe you meant Harddrive space. If that is the case, start deleting or moving files such as videos, music, unused programs, pictures, etc.
If you have less than 500mb of ram you should consider installing more memory. 500mb is about the bottom end for XP to work smoothly.
Spysweeper, Spyware Doctor use a lot of computer resources.
I use AVG and ZA (the two you don't like) and have never had a problem with either.
Spybot has a new release out.
Actually, it doesn't make much difference what security programs you use if you have bad habits. None can stop YOU from clicking on a link in email, IMs, visiting known high risk sites like P2Ps, porn, gambling, free screen savers, etc.

Zero gave you bad info. Whether it was a false positive or intentionally done to get you buy the program doesn't really matter.
If you paid with a credit card, dispute the charges if they want give you a refund.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:04 PM

Yes I have bad habits lol

*bad girl*

:thumbsup:

so I will try to amend my ways lol (youre totally right about that)

I will take the advice on the music and other files...I want to get some more ram asap...

wellll thanks for trying to help. Much appreciated!

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:01 AM

Crucial will tell you what memory will work on your computer. Either tell them the brand and model or allow them to scan your computer for the info.
http://www.crucial.com/store/drammemory.aspx

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