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Smitrem.exe Won't Get Rid Of Spyaxe/spyware Strike


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#1 moestue

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 06:02 AM

Hi there,

As the title indicates, I can't get rid of that damned spyaxe (which now seems to be calling itself spyware- strike as well) even when I follow the Smitrem.exe procedure. Everything goes well, up until the moment when the Smitrem programme tells be that it will clean up my system and that this may take several hours. After that a box appears saying that it is "searching for space on my C drive". Then suddenly, when the search is complete, nothing else happens. The programme seems to come to a dead end.

Please can someone help me! I’ve tried everything: adaware, spyware doctor, xoftware – you name it, I’ve tried it!

It might also be worth pointing out that when I open the Smitrem folder in the safe mode spyaxe’s characteristic toolbar message still pops up.

Anyway, has anyone got any ideas?

Thank you very much,

Leif

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 08:49 AM

If you think you are infected submit a hijackthis log to the HJT Forum.

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

or

DrWeb CureIT

or

KASFX which is powered by the Kaspersky AV engine, you will need internet access to update it. If you haven't got net access in safe mode, update it before you use it.

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 again run from safe mode.

I'd also run Spybot(Spybot Tutorial) and Adaware

If your using Win2K/XP run adaware/spybot from "safe mode with command prompt" If your using Win9x just run it from safe mode the command line options aren't needed..

At the C:\ prompt type the following:-

cd\
C:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe /autocheck /autofix
cd\
C:\progra~1\lavasoft\ad-awa~1\ad-aware.exe

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:38 AM

Thanks!
I'll give it a go tonight.
I really appreciate your help.
Have a nice weekend!




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