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I've Got Smithfraud, Help!


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#1 marsdidit

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:12 PM

After reading many other postings I realize now that I have the smithfraud bug. I also noted many different solutions and anti-spyware to download. My problem is that I can't even seem to be able to download anything. If I'm able to connect to the internet at all, I keep getting all these popups (rogue anti spyware). I've tried to download Ad-Aware or other recommended clean up programs, but even if I put the exact site address for a download I always get diverted back to one of these rogue anti spyware for sale. I inadvertently downloaded/purchased one of those thinking it was ad-aware. (Ad-aware Alert 2008). This all happen before I started reshearching the web and realized what had , as I was in a bit of a panic at the time. They got me! stupid eh!

But first things first, I have to be able to download Hijackthis and spybot or smithfraudfix. Any tricks how I can get my explorer to respond? Or should I just take in to a shop for repair.

I'm new at this (as I,m sure you can tell) , but learning quickly

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:17 PM

dude just install spybot (www.spybot.com)
unless it links to a rouge
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#3 marsdidit

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:43 PM

Maybe I didn't explain myself correctly. I can't even go to www.spybot.com to install spybot. and please don't call me dude, dude!

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:54 PM

If you cannot use the Internet or download any programs, try downloading the following from another computer (family member, friend, etc). Save to a flash (usb, pen, thumb, jump) drive or CD, transfer to the infected machine, then install and run the program. If it does not run from the machine, try running it directly from the flash drive or CD.

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 11 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

Thanks Quietman7. I will see if they will let me do it at work. I'll let you know what happens.

Thank you again for your professional response.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 02:09 PM

You're quite welcome Marsdidit .
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