Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Antispylab


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 sanitykey

sanitykey

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:19 AM

Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:05 AM

Hi, my dad seems to have picked up this virus and has tried removing it through this http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/52345/how-to-remove-spyware-sheriff-and-antispylab/ method but he's got windows vista and apparently recieved a message saying smitfraud was incompatible with vista so i was wondering if there's any vista fixes?

I already told him to try and run it in compatability mode for windows xp seemed like the obvious thing to do but i doubt that will work (he's going to try later)?

Thanks for any advice
Richy

Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 10 November 2007 - 11:43 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 buddy215

buddy215

  • Moderator
  • 13,324 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:03:19 AM

Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:54 AM

Super Antispyware has had success in removing smitfraud infections from Vista.
Install Super Antispyware free. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)
Under "General and Startup", make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
Click the Scanning Control tab.
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Reboot your computer in "SAFE MODE" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".
To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
Click Close to exit the program and reboot normally.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#3 sanitykey

sanitykey
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:19 AM

Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:19 PM

Thanks very much i'll be sure to reply if this works (which i'm guessing it probably will) :thumbsup:

#4 buddy215

buddy215

  • Moderator
  • 13,324 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:03:19 AM

Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:42 PM

Heck, reply if it doesn't work! Either way.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users