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Spyware/virus/antimalware? Help Me!


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#1 ryanf

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 01:53 PM

My computer is telling me that there is some sort of virus on my computer, but whenever i do a virus scan, nothing comes up. It tells me to download "AntiVermis" and i searched it on the net, and it said that that program is a spyware program..but it doesnt say how to get rid of it.. I did by a spyware checker and virus checker, and it says nothing is there, and im really worried, so if anyone can help me, that would be great!...the bubble on the system tray says.."CRITICAL SYSTEM ERROR! System detected virus activities. They may cause critical system failure. Please, use antimalware software to clean and protect your system from parasite programs. Click this baloon to get all available software." and balloon is actually spelt with one "l" so thats why i thought it was something wrong..so please help!

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:39 PM

You should 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 SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
  • Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply along with a new hijack log.

The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Warning: running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.
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