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Spylocked -vs- Virusblast - Differences In Fixes


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#1 rycherulz

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 12:01 PM

Hi Folks,

Newbie poster here! My buddy infected himself with what appears to be the SpyLocked malware. He's not a computer expert, but can make his away around with a little input here and there.

I did a search based on what he told me last night, and came up with the Virus Burst removal instructions on this site. I downloaded the SmitRem.exe file and the RogueScanFix_setup.exe file, along with the automatic removal instructions, and sent them to him via e-mail in a ZIP file.

I just saw this post, and realize that VirusBurst and SpyLocked appear to be two separate pieces of malware but in the same family.

Will the Virus Burst version of the removal tool, SmitRem.exe, remove the SpyLocked malware, or do I need specifically the SmitFraudFix.exe file from the SpyLocked directions? I'm trying to avoid having to download and print out these instructions, and send them to my buddy, if the Virus Burst instructions work just as well.

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#2 rycherulz

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:31 PM

Nevermind. VirusBurst fix didn't work.

Ran the SpyLocked fix and worked like a charm. :thumbsup:

I like this site. I've been snooping around, and some good stuff here. Thanks for the help with the fix.

Edited by rycherulz, 27 March 2007 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:32 PM

Hello rycherulz

If your friend has Spylocked how did you come up with Virus Burst removal instructions? Both are related to smitfraud infections and both tools you mention were created for dealing with them. However, the smitfraudfix tool is frequently updated by the program's author to detect and remove all the latest know variants. Spylocked is one of the latest so I suggest you follow the instructions posted in How to remove SpyLocked and SpywareLocked. If you don't want to print out the instructions, you can always save the page as an html file for reference.

Edit: Seems we posted at the same time. Glad to hear smitfraudfix worked.

Edited by quietman7, 27 March 2007 - 01:35 PM.

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