Smitfraud-c will not go away, please help

By phoenix21
Oct 19, 2008
  1. Hello again,I have a problem with my laptop, lately it has been really slow.I ran spybot s&d and found smitfraud- c.I tried three times to remove it but no good.Also my iolo antivirus hasnt been loading since I noticed the smitfraud..please help
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Download Smitfraud Fix


    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 you are 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
  3. phoenix21

    phoenix21 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks for a quick response.I ran smitfraudfix and cleaned registry.My log file is too large to attach so I cut it down.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

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