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Smitrem - Next Steps Ins Safe Mode


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#1 Gotcha58

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:20 AM

Hello,

I'm trying to get ride of SpywareStrike - I've downloaded smitRem.exe, extracted the files & run run the RunTHis.bat file to start the tool. It runs through all it's checks & then say to allow the cleanup tool to run which could take up to 3 hours. WHen I click OK, I'm taken back to the Desktop message that tells me Windows in running in safe mode and asks if I want to proceed in safe mode of use System Restore. I suppose I'm supposed to choose Yes, but when I do, nothing appears to be happening. Am I doing something wrong?

I'm running Windows XP Pro.


On a side note, this SpywareStrike thing should be criminal, how can a company get away with doing this to my computer?

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:46 AM

Bump

Sorry to bump my own thread, but I really need help!

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 01:32 PM

Did I do something wrong here? WHy no answers? I need help folks

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:24 PM

Hello Gotcha58 and welcome to BC.

Our apologies for not responding more quickly. Let me get someone from the Hijack Team to have a look and you will be answered as soon as possible.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:04 PM

Hey i think you have the same problem as me... haha... so this will help me too...

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:37 AM

The first question the Hijack people who were apprised of this situation asked is was smitrem being run in Safe Mode? Did you boot to Safe Mode before running this tool?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:37 AM

The first question the Hijack people who were apprised of this situation asked is was smitrem being run in Safe Mode? Did you boot to Safe Mode before running this tool?


Yes, booted in Safe Mode, ran the tool, wound up as described above.

Sorry if I sounded whiney, but this is driving me NUTS!

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:14 AM

didn't know what to do, so I tried re-booting in normal mode to see if it was fixed & I cant seem to boot back up in anything BUT safe mode

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 11:23 AM

Go to How to start Windows in Safe Mode and in the XP section ensure that you don't have SafeBoot checked in the Boot.ini section.

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