Posted 31 March 2007 - 07:24 AM
I have been asked to look at a brand new laptop running Vista which has become infected with the Spywarelocked / Zlob Trojan. The symptoms are (1) the usual spoof spyware warnings, and (2) Windows Explorer repeatedly shuts down and restarts, rendering the machine all but unusable, even in safe mode. The machine resists attempts to install, update and run anti-spyware apps such as Spybot S&D; I've tried running smitfraudfix, but have since read that the currently available version does not work in Vista - and it has not worked for me.
So, two questions: one, is there a Vista version of smitfraudfix available yet; and two, is there any other effective removal option at present? Plan B is to copy the user data and reinstall Vista, which may be just as quick anyway.