Virus alert in System Tray

By wkusigep460
Jul 20, 2008
  1. Hey everyone,

    I have been having various little problems, some I have been able to solve through the multiple steps (including Adaware, Spybot, CCleaner, etc) suggested by this site. However, there still remain a few problems, one of which is a message that says "Virus Alert" in my system tray. I have attached my HijackThis logfile. Please help!

  2. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,069

    Hi my name is xxdanielxx I will be helping you clean your computer.


    • Download SmitFraudFix to your deskop
    • reboot your computer in Safe Mode (before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually)
    • Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
    • Select 2 and hit Enter to delete infect files.
    • You will be prompted: Do you want to clean the registry ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.
    • The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found): Replace infected file ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to restore a clean file.
    • A reboot may be needed to finish the cleaning process. The report can be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt (Attach the log to your next reply)



    • Download ComboFix to your desktop.
    • Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
    • A window will open with a warning.
    • When the scan completes it will open a text window. Please attach that log back here together with a fresh HJT log.

    Caution - do not touch your mouse/keyboard until the scan has completed. The scan will temporarily disable your desktop, and if interrupted may leave your desktop disabled. If this occurs, please reboot to restore the desktop. Combofix is a very powerful tool so please do NOT do anything without instruction

    Combofix will automatically save the log file to C:\combofix.txt
  3. wkusigep460

    wkusigep460 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I have done both of these already, but to be sure, I will do them once again and repost the HijackThis logfile afterwards....
  4. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,069

    if you have already run them attach the log that both of the apps created
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