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#1 YellanPhine827


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Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:25 PM

Hey I am REALLLY new to this and need help.. I've read a few of your posts withs and it seems as if you all are very informative and helpful.. I have been having major computer problems.. I figured I had a virus.. so I ran my virus scan thru AOL... nothing ever came up.. but when I ran a scan thru the McAfee.com... I got a message saying

Dectect File

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Reboot.exe.. threat name Generic PUP.q

I see you all tell people to do a HijackThis but I dont know how.. :thumbsup: forgive me...

Is there something I could do?



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Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:48 PM

Have you used smitfraudfix or any other specialized fix tool recently.

Smitfraudfix is a tool to detect and remove smitfraud infections. However, certain files that are part of the tool, such as process.exe, restart.exe, SmiUpdate.exe, ws2fix.exe and reboot.exe, may at times be detected by some anti-virus/anti-malware scanners as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool", "Potentially unwanted tool", or even "malware (virus/trojan)" when that is not the case.

Such programs have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. These detections do not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them. In these cases the detection is a "False Positive". Smitfraudfix is not a virus or malware. Either have your anti-virus ignore this detection or delete the file.
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