Re: Urgent problem - Smitfraud.c Trojan



David H. Lipman
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
From: "vinu thomas" <vinuthomas@discussions.microsoft.com>

| Hi, any help would be greatly appreciated, i am in trouble with this.
|
| I have the Smitfraud trojan apparently. My Desktop wallpaper is displaying
| blue screen with the following message:
|
| Security warning A fatal error in IE has occured at 0028:C0011E36 in VXD
| VMM(01) + 00010E36. Error was caused by Trojan-Spy.HTML.Smitfraud.c.
|
| Not only that but my desktop keeps generating desktop icons linking to
| explicit material, and keeps trying to send me to various explicit web sites.
| I immediately disconnected myself from the office network for fear of
| spreading around the office. I have tried everything. Everytime i delete
| these icons they reappear after a few mins or when i restart. I am on Windows
| XP by the way. Non of the anti virus software has worked like sophos or the
| anti spyware software. I am in dire straits and any assistance would be
| greatly appreciated.
|
| There is also a red icon being displayed on my systray which has the same
| icon for a critical error which we have not seen before and we are suspicious
| of. And when i click on that icon it opens a window taking me to a website.
|
| Any help would be greatly appreciated
|
| thanks


Please read and follow the directions posted at the following URL

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=75890

Please report back your results.


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Dave
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ken@lyonhouse.us
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
In the info on wilderssecurity, the first instruction is to "Go to
Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and remove the following
programs, if found:" But on my friends computer, after he boots & gets
the fake blue screen, he can do nothing. Booting in safe mode doesn't
help. Can only boot to a dos prompt. Now what?

David H. Lipman
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
From: <ken@lyonhouse.us>

| In the info on wilderssecurity, the first instruction is to "Go to
Start >> Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and remove the following
| programs, if found:" But on my friends computer, after he boots & gets
| the fake blue screen, he can do nothing. Booting in safe mode doesn't
| help. Can only boot to a dos prompt. Now what?

Repost the full problem and steps taken and the resyults in;

alt.comp.virus
or
alt.comp.anti-virus

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

GJ.Fitzgerald@gmail.com
07-10-2005, 02:11 AM
My computer was infected with Smitfraud and I was finding it impossible
to get rid of. I'm using Windows XP. I tried various spyware cleaners
including AdAware, Microsoft, and even stupidly bought a $40 program
called Xostspy because its ad promised to remove Smitfraud (I know, I
was naive, but it came out of frustration with the Smitfraud, which had
paralyzed my browser). Xoftspy didn't work either. I was about to
download Hijack This and follow elaborate instructions for Smitfraud
removal when I saw an offer for a free trial of a ant-spyware called
Spy Sweeper. I decided to get it a try before going forward with the
other plan. Amazingly, it worked, finding thousands of infections on
my computer and completely removing Smitfraud. More than a day later
and my system is still spware-free. I later read that Spy Sweeper was
considered the best of the anti-spyware bunch by PC Magazine. I don't
work for the company or have an ulterior motive in sharing this, I'd
just like to try and help people who are as frustrated by Smitfraud as
I was. You can get the free trial at download.com. It's good for 30
days and if you decide to keep Spy Sweeper I believe it's $30 per year.
Good luck all!


Re: Urgent problem - Smitfraud.c Trojan