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#1 lionel1949

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 11:34 AM

I went on my computer this morning and had several boxes telling me that I have
to down load programs to scan my computer for spyware/adware/malware and
that there is a Trojan/Worm virus on the computer. My wallpaper contains a red
background with some sort of symbol stating that I should download it immediately.
Help me clean this up. Thanks.

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Edited by Animal, 07 October 2007 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2007 - 02:00 PM

Compare the image in the link below to what is on your desktop. Follow the instructions for removal if that is what you see.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/98811/how-to-remove-ultimate-defender-removal-instructions/

Follow up with the two programs below.
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

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

Please let us know the results.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:26 AM

You probably have a Smitfruad infection. Smitfraud is a generic description for a family of rogue applications/trojans (i.e. Win32.Zlob) that uses misleading advertising, downloads rogue security products, changes (hijacks) the Windows Desktop and infects system files. The Trojan uses bogus security warnings and fake alerts to indicate that your computer is infected with spyware or has critical errors. It is responsible for downloading and installing programs that purport to scan for spyware and then uses false scan reports as a scare tactic to goad you into purchasing one of several rogue programs to fix it.

After following buddy215's instructions, download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (compatible with Windows 2000, NT, XP, Vista)
  • 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.
  • Select Check for Updates.
  • If prompted, click Download to receive the latest updates.
  • When completed, close the update window.
  • Select "Scan" and follow the onscreen directions to remove anything found.
  • The program will walk you through the remaining steps.

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