Need help with malware & white window in corner of desktop

By danielle1234
Dec 11, 2008
  1. Hi There,

    A few weeks ago I was infected with brastk.exe malware. It was awful! Thanks to this forum, i was able to get rid of it, I thought...

    Recently, every time I reboot my computer, a white window pops up in the right-hand corner of my desktop and will not close no matter what I do. It has a red x in the corner but it is not interactive at all. It pops up every time, and i can't figure out how to get rid of it. I've been ignoring it, but I can't see my entire desktop with it open.

    I attached a highjack this log from today and a screen shot of how my desktop looks with the white window.

    Please let me know if you have any solutions. Thanks so much.

    Attached Files:

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    2 Things to do:

    [​IMG] Run Smitfraudfix
    • Download Smitfraudfix by S!ri from HERE
    • 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 infected 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

    Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, and then clicking Empty Recycle Bin.

    Afterwards attach rapport.txt


    click => UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
  3. danielle1234

    danielle1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran the smitfraudfix and got the report, however, on the "host" section of the report there are a bunch of terrible websites or names of websites. This is a community computer and I am afraid that a lot of the website are pornographic that show on the hosts. I have attached the logs and am concerned about what to do next.

    I ran the smitfraudfix twice and both times the same long list of the hosts came up. Am i doing something wrong to get rid of these? I want them gone!
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

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