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Xp Media Center And Smit Malware

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#1 redknite


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:10 AM

Hey guys.
I have a problem. I have a virus! i keep getting pop ups and a fake windows "alerter" in my system tray keeps telling me i'm infected with malware. My homepage keeps changing too. I've narrowed it down that i need to use the smitfraudfix.exe. The problem is that it won't run in safemode. I put it in my system root and then double click and the warning about it not being trusted pops up and then nothing. I downloaded sdfix as well, and it runs, but tells me that a process is in use (i'm in safe mode when i run it) and that a bunch of files cant' be found (there's a list of 6 of em). I'm not sure what to do! Any ideas? Windows defender and macaffee both say there is nothing wrong. I have lavasoft adaware and it doesn't find anything either, but when i try to update it, it tells me that there is a communication error with the server.

thanks in advance.

Edited by rigel, 03 June 2008 - 11:54 AM.
Mod Edit: (From XP)Moved to a more appropriate forum ~ rigel

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#2 DaChew


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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:34 PM

would you try to run smitfraud from normal mode and just do a scan using the 1 option


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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