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NEED HELP WITH Trojan Smitfraud.c


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#1 Lewis

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:19 AM

:thumbsup: Hi guys, I have found my computer infected with the trojan Smitfraud.c with a blue screen. After surfing the web, I found a page here recommending a solution for it. After following the steps mentioned, I think I have removed that thing, but unfortunately I am stuck with a blue screen with no words, no taskbar or desktop. Its just a blue screen with nothing on it. Left and right clicking the mouse over it have no effect nor access to anything. The only thing that seemed to work is Ctrl+Alt+Del which came up after pressing. Can anyone please help me with my problem ? Thanks. I am using a laptop with XP professional version.

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#2 stidyup

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 02:48 AM

Can you get into safe mode?

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 03:22 AM

I have tried getting into safe mode using F8 but unfortunately besides the four corners showing SAFE MODE, the rest of the screen is still blue. There are no words or icons present at all. Even pressing the WINDOWS button could not call up the taskbar. Is something wrong with windows or is the virus still present? Thanks for replying.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 05:06 AM

Everything you have described is exactly what is wrong with my computer at the moment too.
I don't know what to do?!

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:29 AM

me too!!!
I cannot find my task bar and explorer too!!
anyone can help?

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:40 AM

Here is the self-help removal tutorial from the mighty Grinler:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...aid-t17258.html

Perhaps this will shed some light on your problems.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:48 AM

If you can get access to another working PC I'd suggest building the UBCD4Win this will give you full access to your hdd's and allow you to perform a full virus scan using AntiVir and TrendMicro's Sysclean.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 10:39 AM

I found a page here recommending a solution for it. After following the steps mentioned, I think I have removed that thing, but unfortunately I am stuck with a blue screen with no words, no taskbar or desktop.


Has everybody who has posted about having this problem used the Self Help Guide that Rimmer linked to to remove Smitfraud and is still having this problem with their desktop? Please post back to confirm.

If this is the case there are at least three things that might be happening:

1. You didn't follow the removal instructions exactly and in the right order.

2. This infection is often downloaded later by another downloader trojan that was present on your machine before Smitfraud appeared and is very tricky to remove and may be the cause of the desktop problem.

3. The Smitfraud infection itself has changed and the Guide needs to be updated.

In any event please note what is said at the end of the Guide:

It is likely, though, that this infection was installed with other malware. If you need help removing it, post a hijackthis log in the forums.

and

If you would like help with any of these fixes, you can post a HijackThis log in our HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum.

Because of other infections that might be present, I strongly urge everyone to post a HijackThis log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum so we can see exactly what is going on. Follow the instructions in this tutorial to get a log posted:

How to post a HijackThis Log

It is important for us to know whether or not the Guide has been followed so we can adjust it if it needs it. So please post back here if you have done that. If the problem still isn't solved--and I suggest even if it is, post a HijackThis log, then come back to this thread and post a link to your log thread/topic. I'll make sure it gets attention.
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Edited by Papakid, 18 May 2005 - 10:41 AM.

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