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Smitfraud Aftermath

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#1 Longfellow


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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:14 PM

I have recently used McAfee Anti-Spyware and/or Anti-Virus while assited by a McAfee technician in order to remove Smitfraud. I scan performed while in safe mode was succesful in removing the altered background with the fatl error message and allowed me to set my home page again in my IE browser.

Unfortunately, after the above, I continued to have the dreaded "red circle with the white X (don't know how else to refer to it)" indicating that my computer is infected. Since, I have updated my McAfee tools and rescanned to no avail. I have also dowloaded and installed Ad-Aware and SpyBot with the help of this site but the infection symbol (how about this term for it?) remains.

I have stopped short of using Hijackthis because of the distinct warning. I am not familiar with the inner workings of any software and probably just know enough to follow directions without drooling. I would greatly appreciate some guidance regarding what my next step should be.

My computer uses a Windows XP Home Edition Operating System. I currently have no evident symptoms of infection other than perhaps a certain delay in the startup of some applications and internet related programs. I do however, still have the "Infection Symbol" on the Task Bar.


Thank you in advance

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#2 Rimmer


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 12:23 AM

I would suggest you submit a Hijack This log to the forum here at BC, where expert volunteers will assess the Log and guide you step by step through cleaning your machine of malware.
Please read the pinned posts 'How to use this Forum' and 'How to post a HiJack This log' at the top of the forum:

Edited by Rimmer, 21 June 2005 - 12:23 AM.

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