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Can't Get Rid Of Smitfraud

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#1 Jinx_615


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Posted 21 September 2008 - 02:41 PM

My grandson (17+) was surfing and became infected with the Vista 2008 virus. I was able to clear most using spybot search & destroy in conjunction with AVG free 8.0. However, everytime spybot runs it still finds Smitfraud. But when I request fix it tells me that it can't fix because program is in memory (in use). Then request to run at start up. but the same happens at start up. spybot finds the smitfraud but can't rid it. I have booted in safe mode (compag presario w/XP home SP 3) and tried running spybot form there, but same result. By the way, AVG is not finding anything. it scans everyday at 5:00am.

Here is what spybot S&D says about it: Smitfraud-C.: [SBI $12AFAB04] Program directory (Directory, fixing failed) C:\WINDOWS\privacy_danger\

Please help if you can. Jinx_615 :thumbsup:

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#2 DaChew


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Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:21 PM


Hello, let's start with this scan.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

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

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