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I am running Winxp Pro SP2 with all the latest updates.  Internet Explorer had been hijacked by Guarduptodate and or Topsecuritysite.  I could not find a fix for this so I restored a bacdkup that I made 6 months ago.  My operating system is on c: and most of my programs are stored on D:.  I only restored C drive.  All seemed well yesterday after the restore. Today its back.  I am using the firewall on my linksys router,  I have windows firewall turned on,  I am running Norton Anti Virus.  

How can I get rid of this and keep it from comming back.
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by:war1
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Greetings, tcassio !

1. You have a new version of Smitfraud. Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop (Win2k/WinXP only!).
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix.zip
Extract all the files to your Destop. A folder named SmitfraudFix will be created on your Desktop.

How to extract (decompress) zipped or compressed files
http://www.lvsonline.com/compresstut/index.shtml

Note : process.exe is part of the SmitFraudFix tool and is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky, Panda) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

2. Reboot into Safe Mode
How to start the computer in Safe mode
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_nam

3. Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd

Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press Enter.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.
You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?" answer Yes by typing Y and hit Enter.
The tool will also check if wininet.dll is infected. If a clean version is found, you will be prompted to replace wininet.dll. Answer Yes to the question "Replace infected file ?" by typing Y and hit Enter.

A reboot may be needed to finish the cleaning process, if you computer does not restart automatically please do it yourself manually.


Best wishes!
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by:tcassio
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Thanks,
That got rid of it.  How do I keep it from comming back ?
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war1 earned 500 total points
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tcassio,

Glad SmitFraud is gone. It will not come back unless you download a file with the SmitFraud in it or click on a link that you should not.
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