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#1 patl411


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Posted 21 November 2005 - 08:45 PM

this crap popped up and i need to get rid of it. this is wut it looks like
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 09:40 PM

It appears to be related to a Smitfraud infection. Trojan-Spy.HTML.Smitfraud is responsible for changing the Windows Desktop and using bogus security warnings (sometimes in big red letters) in an attempt to trick users into purchasing one of several fake antispyware program. Other symptoms include the desktop background hijacked to a suspicious black or blue screen. Smitfraud is also responsible for making numerous changes to your system's registry.

I suggest you read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log" found here.

When you have done that, post a log here for assistance by the experts.
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 01:17 PM

I think quiteman7 is dead on! Smit-fraud! It could have come in with an anti spyware program that you either purchased or got for free via download on the internet. Did you do that recently??? There are rogue programs out there that are available and they do not clean or protect your computer, but rather infect your computer! A list of such programs can be found by clicking HERE.

Follow quiteman7's advice and everything will work out in the end. Have patience though as it may take a while to get it right.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 22 November 2005 - 01:21 PM.


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