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#1 gabbagabbahey38

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:35 PM

I seem to have been infected with Smitfraud. Whenever I try to open any windows folder I.E. "My Computer", "My Documents"...I get a message on my computer saying...

" Attention, User! Some dangerous trojan horses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows files are corrupt. This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now! Click OK to download the antispyware. (recommended)"

When I press "OK" or "Cancel" it opens up the folder I was trying to open, but then takes me to a website hxxp ://spywareadvancedscanner.com/2008/3/_....php?aid=880202

I've tried using smitfraud removal programs, nothing has worked...HELP!

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#2 quietman7

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:26 PM

Please do not post active links to possible malware sites. I have disabled the one you posted so others do not accidentally become infected.

From what you describe, you may not be dealing with smitfraud.

Please download MsnCleaner.zip and save to you Desktop. (in addition to removing infected files, it will remove certain restrictions on your system often disabled by malware.)
  • Extract (unzip) the file to your desktop. (click here if you're not sure how to do this) but DO NOT use it yet.
  • Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8. 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 boot menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".
  • Double-click MsnCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the "Analyze" button.
  • A report will be created after the scan and will be saved to C:\MsnCleaner.txt.
  • If it finds an infection, click the "Deleted" button.
  • Reboot normally and post the contents of MsnCleaner.txt in your next reply.
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Reagardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 02:35 PM

Regarding the instructions from Bleeping Janitor for Smithfraud. Forgive my ignorance
1. Does this also apply to smithfraud.c
2.After Kaspersky free on line scan, along with smithfraud.c, the following were also found:
Trojan spy-bankfraud.ci, email-worm-bagle.pac, bagle.ds, bagle cs, bagle.ee, bagle.eg, trojan spy-fraud.gen, trojan spy-bayfraud.hn, trojan-spy-fraud.av
3. Do the instructions for smithfraud also apply to getting rid of the above trojan,worms,spyware.
4. 2002 Compac presario 6000, xp, norton internet security (run nightly), spybot (run weekly), adaware (run at each startup), windows defender, bi-weekly trendmicro housecall on line free scan (which found and deleted MEM_WATCHER). Hard drive 80% free. 1G ram.
5. File name for all of above was C:\Documents and Settings\Diane and John\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\2zb23qo5.default\Mail\Local Folders\Inbox or\Junk
6. Computer is still running at this point. Has not slowed down but would like it to have clean bill of health.
Heeeellllllp.
Thanks ahead

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:15 PM

Welcome to BC whatsup

Smitfraud.C is Spybot S&D's name for a type of Vundo/Conhook infection.

If you have an issue or problem you would like to discuss, please start your own topic. Doing that will help to avoid the confusion that often occurs when trying to help two or more members at the same time in the same thread. Even if your problem is similar to the original poster's problem, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. you are using and the presence of other malware. Further, posting for assistance in someone else's topic is not considered proper forum etiquette.

Thanks for your cooperation.
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