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Cant Rid Dangerous Virus

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#1 juztin


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:06 AM

little yellow triangle in bottom corner of scrren pops up stupid things and this virus has changed my desktop and my homepage and does not let me run msn messenger. every second page on the internet changes to a advertisement and i need to get rid of it. this has happened before so i have the smitfraudfx thing and i hvae done all that before please, make it work this time!!

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#2 ashton88


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:06 AM

Go into Safe Mode and run smitfraudfix again. Also run AdAware, SpyBot, or SUPERAntiSpyware (this one works the best in my opinion).


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 06:18 AM

There are many variants of smitfraud infections and the smitfruadfix tool is constantly being updated. Do not use the one you previously used as it may not be effective. Instead, do this:

First, print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download, install and update AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
Print out the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.

Go here and follow the instructions for using SmitfraudFix. You will have to extract the zip file to you Desktop.
(Click here for information on how to do this if not sure. Win 9x/2000 users click here. If you need an unzipping utility, download 7zip (its free).

After using the tool as instructed, reboot again in "SAFE MODE" and double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Then scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 per the instructions you printed out and reboot normally.
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