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#1 Bob Eichinger

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:31 PM

I am trying to remove malware HDD SMART. Any help is appreciated.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

Take a look here: Remove Smart HDD (Uninstall Guide)

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#3 Bob Eichinger

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

I have tried your recommended solution but when I use F8 to get into safe mode with network my computer only takes me to safe mode (no network) so I can not use the recommended solution. I also tried using the activation code given in the solution but you ned an email address too and am hestitant (should I be?) to give my email address to a malware company. Thank you.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

Hello Bob ..can you copy the tools from another PC onto a Flash Drive or CD.. Then run them of the drive while in safe mode?
Note DO NOT run a Temp file cleaner...

UNHIDE To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your desktop:

Unhide.exe

Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run.


Run RKill....


Download and Run RKill
  • Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3
    Link 4

  • Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
  • A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
  • If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply

Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.


If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.



TDDS Killer
Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.
  • Run TDSSKiller.exe.
  • Click Start scan.
  • When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
    The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
    The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click Continue
  • Let reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.
  • Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

    Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log has a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.



If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to these[/color] instructions. In some cases it may be necessary to redownload TDSSKiller and randomly rename it before downloading and saving to the computer.



MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Posted Image and save it to your desktop.
  • Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.
Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on the renamed file to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.
  • If you cannot update Malwarebytes or use the Internet to download any files to the infected computer, manually update the database by following the instructions in FAQ Section A: 4. Issues.
  • Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.
  • Exit Malwarebytes when done.
Note: If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware.

-- Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, go to Start > All Programs > Malwarebytes Anti-Malware folder > Tools > click on [color=blue]Malwarebytes Chameleon
and follow the onscreen instructions. The Chameleon folder can be accessed by opening the program folder for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (normally C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware).
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

Thanks for helping. I have the software on my thumbnail but do not know how to load onto my infected computer? How do I load from thumbnail onto infected computer. Reminder, I have no ability to access internet on infected computer. Grateful for any help.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

OK, I believe if you open the drive... Clicking on the Drive letter,I dont know your Operating System.
That should show you whats on the drive.
Then open each program as you go and click on the .exe file to run it from the drive.

eg... Unhide.exe,RKill.exe, TDSSKiller.exe, Mbam.exe
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

Thank you so much. I followed your suggestion and it worked. I am currently running Malwarebytes which I was able to load onto my infected laptop running Windows 7. Sonehow, Windows Securioty Essentials had been turned off by the SMART HDD Malware. I have learned enough from this experience to now add Malware protection to AV protection.

Great suggestion!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

You're welcome,some malwares turn off your AV to protect themselves. If you can post back logs do so.. Or note if each tool did or did not find items and if it removed them. Reboot the machine after and see how it is.

I hope we can now run this..


Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
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