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Smitfraud-c.core / Rootkit Tncore Problems


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#1 Kristopher McDougall

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:31 PM

Hello all, I am having some problems with my computer. I have some major pop-ups going on. It does not seem to matter what browser I use, be it Opera, IE 7, or Firefox. I did a scan with spyboy and found some files associated with smitfraud. I have read several posts regarding the removal of smitfraud but have yet to totally get it off my system. Depending on what program I use to scan the computer (spybot, ad-aware, trend micro, etc) they either say I have smitfraud-c.core or rootkit tncore. I removed several items with hijackthis and the problem got better but did not totally go away. I am not sure if this second problem is related to the first but the computer will bluescreen and restart. I have yet to actually be at the computer when it is happened but it seems like about once a day I will come back to the computer and it will be at the logon screen and when I get in it lets me know it restarted. Let me know what you all think, any help would be greatly welcome. I have put so many hours into this already it would have been faster to format and reinstall but I really do not want to do this, my wife has TONS of stuff on here and it would be a pain to back it all up and reinstall all her apps lol. Thanks again all!

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:23 AM

smitfraud-c.core is basically a rootkit usually protected by a driver which must be identified and removed by the use of more powerful tools than we use in this forum in order to remove the infection completely. Before that can be done you will need you to create and post a hijackthis log.

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install the current version of HJT in the proper location.) If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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