Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by rtrg, May 15, 2017.
I just saw this post. That sucks, ddp. I am sorry to hear that.
I don't have to worry about him anymore as he is currently sitting on top of my mother on the entertainment unit
she got an urn & he got a cardboard box.
I've successfully cleaned many a smitfraud infected computer and it always involved considerable work, because a smitfraud infection works like a worm by replicating itself in several different files and locations. You will have to locate and delete many of them manually and you will also have to edit Windows registry. As others have stated you will probably need access to a second computer because smitfraud viruses tend to prevent you from downloading fixes, and you will also need a thumb drive to transfer files from one computer to the other. You can start by identifying the version of smitfraud infecting your computer so that you know what you're fighting, and then rebooting your computer into safe mode. You do not want to choose Safe Mode with Networking, because for now the network is you enemy.
Go to your second computer and do as hansa suggested and download an updated copy of Malwarebytes, and then do a search for "smitfraud fix," and get a list of all registry files that might need to be reviewed and edited if needed. If you can copy Malwarebytes from your thumb drive to your desktop, install it and then run it while in safe mode. Then copy and run smitfraud fix, and you will be prompted to reboot. Reboot to Windows normal, update Malwarebytes and run it again and if all is well then you're good to go.
Make sure to use the Chameleon version of Malwarebytes if your computer has malware that blocks installation of cleaners. https://www.malwarebytes.com/chameleon/
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