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got rid of virus. ever since, i get this "critical system error" popping up on lower tool bar. I went to the solution and it told me i was not using firewall. Using Using Windows Live One Care and Def

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Removed virus; ever since, i get this "critical system error" popping up on lower tool bar. I went to the solution and it told me i was not using firewall. Am using Windows Live one care and defender. When i click baloon i get this ad for Virusbursters. Thanks
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rpggamergirl earned 250 total points
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What you have is a smitfraud infection!

Smitfraudfix will get rid of it.(for XP/2000) only.
Please download SmitfraudFix:
http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.
Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by rebooting the computer,
and repeatedly tapping the F8 key as the pc starts. Choose "Safe Mode" from
the options listed.
 
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click
smitfraudfix.cmd
 
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected
files.
 
You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the
registry?" answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "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); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press
"Enter".
 
The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process;
if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.
A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.
The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt
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If you encounter any problems , whatever this is , there is almost nothing that a good old hijack this log (generated in safe mode) won't show , show us a log and we might be able to help .
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You've got smitfraud, there's no doubt about it.

The hijackthis log entries will confirm the infection.
Hijackthis is not recommended to be run in safe mode.
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by:merrittbtee
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The smitfraud solution did the trick. Sorry I didn't furnish feedback before now. Thanks, Merritt B Teddlie
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