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Help..browser Hijacked With Safetyuptodate.net..


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#1 dldbuckeye

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 02:47 PM

First timer here...I was wondering if anyone can help me get my browser back! When I go online instead of my homepage coming up..about.blank comes up..then safetyuptodate.net comes up. I have several spyware programs installed, but none of them are helping get rid of this..Can you help? Thanks so much

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 04:59 PM

Step 1

Download SmitfraudFix.zip from the following link:

SmitFraudFix
Extract the files to your desktop. There should be a folder named SmitFraudFix on your desktop.

Step 2

Reboot into safe mode:
Restart the computer
Immediately begin tapping the <F8> key.
Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode and press the <Enter> key.


Step 3

Afetr your computer starts up, make sure all windows are closed and open the SmitFraudFix folder on your desktop. Double-click SmitFraudFix.cmd. Press any key to get to the menu screen.

Step 4

Press 2 and then enter. The program will begin cleaning your computer.

Step 5

When Disk Cleanup is finished, you will be presented with an option asking "Do you want to clean the registry ? (y/n)." At this screen you should press the Y button on your keyboard and then press the enter key.

Step 6

Please allow your computer to reboot when you are prompted.

When your system reboots, you should hopefully be able to access the internet again.

Step 7

Please download ewido anti-malware it is a free version of the program.
  • Install ewido anti-malware
  • When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..
    • Install background guard
    • Install scan via context menu
  • Launch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double-click it.
  • The program will now open to the main screen.
  • When you run ewido for the first time, you may get a warning "Database could not be found!". Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
  • You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.
    • On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
    • Then click on Start Update.
  • The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
    (the status bar at the bottom will display ("Update successful")
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.
ewido manual updates

Once the updates are installed, do the following:
  • Reboot into safe mode:
    Restart the computer
    Immediately begin tapping the <F8> key.
    Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode and press the <Enter> key.
  • Click on scanner
  • Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
  • You will be prompted to clean the first infection.
  • Select "Perform action on all infections", then proceed.
  • Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report
  • Click Save report.
  • Save the report .txt file to your desktop or a location where you can find it easily.
  • Reboot into normal mode.
Close ewido anti-malware.

STEP 8

* Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:
  • Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer
  • Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tab
  • Click the "Delete Cookies" button
  • Next to it, Click the "Delete Files" button
  • When prompted, place a check in: "Delete all offline content", click OK
* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):
  • Go to Tools > Options.
  • Click Privacy in the menu on the left side of the Options window.
  • Click the Clear button located to the right of each option (History, Cookies, Cache).
  • Click OK to close the Options window
    Alternatively, you can clear all information stored while browsing by clicking Clear All.
    A confirmation dialog box will be shown before clearing the information.
* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin
  • Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok.
  • Let it scan your system for files to remove.
  • Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.
  • Press OK to remove them.
I hope this helps you out! Please let me know how everything goes.
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