Smitfraud / Generic Zlob

Posted by jcnnghm Mon, 04 Feb 2008 13:41:00 GMT

In the past couple of weeks I’ve ran into two different Smitfraud malware infections. It is a pain to remove, and has a tendency to show back up. In one instance, it kept manifesting itself with a red desktop background featuring a biohazard symbol and the text “Privacy in Danger”. Traditional spyware removal tools seemed pretty ineffective against this particular problem, but I’ve located the following tools that seem to be of some assistance:

SDFix

SmitFraudFix

SmitRem

ComboFix

When I ran these four tools in succession from Safe Mode on the systems in question, they cleared the malware problems up right away without necessitating a reinstall. I hope Smitfraud isn’t the future of malware, because it isn’t easy to get rid of.

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