how do i remove a trojan spy virus?



EE
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
I inadvertently downloaded spyware about a month ago and since then my
computer's system has been slowly deteriorating. I downloaded lavasoft
and adaware but they did absolutely nothing to remove the problems.
Recently my entire computer's screen is blue and says "A fatal error
has occurred...error caused by Trojan-Spy.html.smitfraud.c" I'm afraid
to use the internet on that computer. Can someone please tell me how I
can fix this?

Ricky
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
Have a look here..
http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread24491.html

"EE" <eisleyunay@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1120954662.457782.78910@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>I inadvertently downloaded spyware about a month ago and since then my
> computer's system has been slowly deteriorating. I downloaded lavasoft
> and adaware but they did absolutely nothing to remove the problems.
> Recently my entire computer's screen is blue and says "A fatal error
> has occurred...error caused by Trojan-Spy.html.smitfraud.c" I'm afraid
> to use the internet on that computer. Can someone please tell me how I
> can fix this?
>

Nicoliani ™
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
It's no spyware it's a virus....
http://www.avast.com (Home edition free to use)
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"EE" wrote:

> I inadvertently downloaded spyware about a month ago and since then my
> computer's system has been slowly deteriorating. I downloaded lavasoft
> and adaware but they did absolutely nothing to remove the problems.
> Recently my entire computer's screen is blue and says "A fatal error
> has occurred...error caused by Trojan-Spy.html.smitfraud.c" I'm afraid
> to use the internet on that computer. Can someone please tell me how I
> can fix this?
>
>

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
Follow this for removal:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.desktophijack.html

You probably do not have an up to date anti virus.
Do you have a firewall?
Is your Windows XP up to date?

Follow this link to protect your computer and help prevent this in the
future:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/security.htm

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"EE" <eisleyunay@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1120954662.457782.78910@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>I inadvertently downloaded spyware about a month ago and since then my
> computer's system has been slowly deteriorating. I downloaded lavasoft
> and adaware but they did absolutely nothing to remove the problems.
> Recently my entire computer's screen is blue and says "A fatal error
> has occurred...error caused by Trojan-Spy.html.smitfraud.c" I'm afraid
> to use the internet on that computer. Can someone please tell me how I
> can fix this?
>

Michael T
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
Go here and anything it cannot repair have it delete.

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

By the way, you are NOT telling us you have no virus protection on your PC
are you?


"EE" <eisleyunay@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1120954662.457782.78910@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>I inadvertently downloaded spyware about a month ago and since then my
> computer's system has been slowly deteriorating. I downloaded lavasoft
> and adaware but they did absolutely nothing to remove the problems.
> Recently my entire computer's screen is blue and says "A fatal error
> has occurred...error caused by Trojan-Spy.html.smitfraud.c" I'm afraid
> to use the internet on that computer. Can someone please tell me how I
> can fix this?
>

pcbutts1
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
In order to remove this infection you will need to use HijackThis to
manually remove the infection:





Print out these instructions as you will need to shutdown every window that
is open later in the fix.



Download HijackThis http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/HijackThis.zip and
save it to your C:\ folder. Extract the hijackthis.zip file to
c:\hijackthis. you will use this program later.



Enter the Windows Control Panel and double-click on Add/Remove Programs.

When the installed programs list appears, double-click on the following
entries if they exists and allow them to uninstall.



Security IGuard

Virtual Maid

Search Maid

PSGuard



Then exit the Add/Remove Programs screen and the Control Panel.



click HERE http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/Smithfraud.reg and select Save
As (in Internet Explorer it's labeled Save Target As) in order to download
the Smitfraud.reg file. Save this file to your desktop.

Locate the smitfraud.reg file on your desktop and double-click it. When
asked if you want to merge with the registry, click the YES button. Wait for
the "merged successfully" prompt then follow the rest of the instructions
below.



Configure your computer so you can see all hidden files.

To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:



Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.

Double-click on the My Computer icon.

Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.

After the new window appears select the View tab.

Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system
folders.

Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled
Show hidden files and folders.

Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for
known file types.

Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files.



Download Killbox http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/killbox.zip and save it
to your desktop. Extract killbox.zip to your desktop. Then double-click on
the killbox.exe program.

When the program is open, select the option labeled Delete on reboot.

Do not close killbox, and open open notepad, by clicking on Start, then Run,
and typing notepad.exe and pressing the OK button.

When notepad is open, copy and paste the following text into the notepad
screen. You do this by highlighting each of the below filenames and then
pressing Control-C on your keyboard. Then click on the open notepad windows
and press Control-V to paste the contents into the notepad.



C:\wp.exe

C:\wp.bmp

C:\bsw.exe

C:\Windows\sites.ini

C:\Windows\popuper.exe

C:\Windows\zloader3.exe

C:\Windows\system32\wp.bmp

C:\Windows\System32\hhk.dll

C:\Windows\System32\wldr.dll

C:\Windows\System32\helper.exe

C:\Windows\System32\intmon.exe

C:\Windows\System32\shnlog.exe

C:\Windows\system32\perfcii.ini

C:\Windows\System32\intmonp.exe

C:\Windows\System32\msmsgs.exe

C:\Windows\system32\msole32.exe

C:\Windows\System32\ole32vbs.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\oleadm.dll

C:\WINDOWS\system32\oleadm32.dll



Return to Killbox, go to the File menu and select Paste from Clipboard.

Still in Killbox, click the red-and-white Delete File button. Click Yes at
the Delete on Reboot prompt. Click No at the Pending Operations prompt. If
your computer does not restart automatically, restart it manually.

While your computer is restarting, tap the F8 key continually until a menu
appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, then press the enter
button on your keyboard.



Using Windows Explorer, delete the following files, if found, ( do NOT try
to find them by "search" because they will not show up that way)



FOLDERS to delete if found:

C:\Program Files\Search Maid

C:\Program Files\Virtual Maid

C:\Windows\System32\Log Files

C:\Program Files\Security IGuard

C:\Program Files\PSGuard



While still in Safe Mode, do the following:

Make sure all programs and windows are closed. Double-click on
C:\hijackthis\hijackthis.exe that you had downloaded and extracted earlier.
When the program starts place a check next to each of the following entries,
if found, then click FIX CHECKED button.



R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
http:://www.quicknavigate.com/search.php?qq=%1

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
http:://www.quicknavigate.com/bar.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
http:://www.quicknavigate.com/search.php?qq=%1

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
http:://www.quicknavigate.com/search.php?qq=%1

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
http:://www.quicknavigate.com/search.php?qq=%1

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) =
http:://www.quicknavigate.com/search.php?qq=%1

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page
=http:://www.quicknavigate.com/

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
about:blank

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
http:://www.startsearches.net/search.php?qq=%1

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
http:://www.startsearches.net/bar.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
http:://www.startsearches.net/search.php?qq=%1

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
http:://www.startsearches.net/search.php?qq=%1

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
http:://www.startsearches.net/search.php?qq=%1

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) =
http:://www.startsearches.net/search.php?qq=%1

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
http:://www.startsearches.net/

O2 - BHO: VMHomepage Class - {FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF} -
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hp6DD8.tmp

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WindowsFY] c:\wp.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WindowsFY] c:\bsw.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindowsFZ] C:\WINDOWS\ZLOADER3.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Security iGuard] C:\Program Files\Security
iGuard\Security iGuard.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PSGuard] C:\Program Files\PSGuard\PSGuard.exe

O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper -
{D5BC2651-6A61-4542-BF7D-84D42228772C} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wldr.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper -
{D5BC2651-6A61-4542-BF7D-84D42228772C} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wldr.dll

O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper -
{D5BC2651-6A61-4542-BF7D-84D42228772C} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wldr.dll (HKCU)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper -
{D5BC2651-6A61-4542-BF7D-84D42228772C} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wldr.dll (HKCU)



When it is done fixing the entries, exit the HijackThis program and restart
your computer so its back into normal mode.



Download Hoster and run it http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/Hoster.exe .
Press the Restore Original Hosts button and then press the press OK button.
When it is done, exit the program.



Click HERE and select Save As to download DelDomains.inf to your desktop
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/DelDomains.inf.



Now RIGHT-CLICK on the DelDomains.inf file on your desktop and select the
Install option.

This will remove all entries in the "Trusted Zone" and "Ranges" also.



Download, install, and run CleanUp
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/CleanUp40.exe



Update and run your antivirus software to clean up any left over traces of
these infections.

Your computer should now be free of the Smitfraud / Quicknavigate /
VirtualMaid infections.



Some files downloaded were created by Mike Burgess MVP and others. Thanks
Mike




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"EE" <eisleyunay@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1120954662.457782.78910@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>I inadvertently downloaded spyware about a month ago and since then my
> computer's system has been slowly deteriorating. I downloaded lavasoft
> and adaware but they did absolutely nothing to remove the problems.
> Recently my entire computer's screen is blue and says "A fatal error
> has occurred...error caused by Trojan-Spy.html.smitfraud.c" I'm afraid
> to use the internet on that computer. Can someone please tell me how I
> can fix this?
>


how do i remove a trojan spy virus?