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Smithfraud trojan

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#1 jojoh


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Posted 28 September 2005 - 03:59 AM

Hi - I have volunteered to fix a friends old laptop running win98 se. He has
somehow got the HTML.Smithfraud trojan. Now the computer will start windows
but nothing works. Therefore I cannot load any anti-virus programmes or ad-aware. I need to load such programmes from the command prompt. I have read
on this forum the ways to eliminate this problems but they refer to a working


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#2 stidyup


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Posted 28 September 2005 - 07:26 AM

Can you get into Safe-Mode?

If not the Public AntiVirus Updater may help, update the original Public AntiVirus boot cd and it may fix the issue.

If you have a copy of XP the UBCD4Win may be able to help you remove the infection.

If you do remove it I'd still advise submitting a hijackthis log here. to make sure your PC if free from infection.

How to submit a hijackthis log

Download Hijackthis

Try running the following from safe mode (Getting to safe-mode) Sysclean you'll also need the virus template file from here lpt***.zip remember to extract the contents of the zip file into the same folder as Sysclean.com


DrWeb CureIT

If your good with the command line also try Sophos Command Line scanner this command will scan all of your hdd's SAV32CLI.EXE -F -di -remove -dn -mbr -all -zip -p=avscanlog.txt and give you a log file to review afterwards.

Also try installing and running A2 Free and Ewido

I'd also run Spybot and Adaware

If your using Win2K/XP run adaware/spybot from "safe mode with command prompt"

At the C:\ prompt type the following:-

C:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe /autocheck /autofix

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