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Is SmitFraud Defrauding You?

Have you encountered SmitFraud on your computer? Experiencing the blue screen of death a little too often? Have you noticed a serious slow down in your overall processing capabilities? If the answers to these questions are yes, SmitFraud may just be your problem. This low security risk trojan downloader was first noticed last year by many, and as time has passed, it has become a bit more prominent on the adware problem scene.

How Did SmitFraud Get On My Computer?

Like most users, you may be wondering how you ended up with a trojan like SmitFraud in the first place. SmitFraud comes packaged with other adware programs. As your computer installs those, sometimes in an unwanted fashion, SmitFraud quietly installs itself in the background, wreaking havoc on your system. SmitFraud can affect almost all current versions of Windows including Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and 2003. It's alias is Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Centim.ch. Sometimes it can occur as you visit a random site, sometimes it's attached to a download you comission.

How Do I Know If I Have SmitFraud?

The answer to detecting SmitFraud on your machine may be a bit tricky. The most visible thing you'll see if SmitFraud has become a member of your hidden programs list is a supposed anti-spyware program that changes your desktop to something that looks suspiciously like the blue screen of death or a Windows Fatal System Error. Your background will go to a nice shade of blue, and the following message will probably come up: Security Warning  - A fatal error in IE has occurred at 0028:C0011E36 in VXD VMM(01) + 00010E36. Error was caused by Trojan-Spy.HTML.Smitfraud.c or at least something like that. It will proceed to tell you that your system cannot function normally, and you should use any available spyware catcher you have on hand to get rid of it. Some users, thinking they must do something, scan with the first spyware tool they find, usually the adware that helped to install SmitFraud in the first place, causing further problems with the overall computer system. All in all, SmitFraud seems to be an attempt to get you to purchase a product you just don't need.

This, though, isn't the only sign you may notice of this trojan. SmitFraud also has the ability to literally take over your computer. By changing a dll file, it is able to access any pages you have logged onto on the internet. It can then send the information to another series of servers, leaving you and your accounts quite vulnerable. It is, of course, impossible to truly know whether your not you have this spyware unless you run a full system scan with a reputable anti-spyware product.

Some SmitFraud Technical Details

SmitFraud causes serious security breaches on your machine by infecting your WININET.DLL file with a file your computer might recognize as W32/Smitfraud.A. Spyware is a fairly serious word that is often used lightly these days, but in the case of SmitFraud, it is certainly a well deserved title. Once it grabs control of that dll file, it also controls your HttpSendRequest function, which means you're sending information without your knowledge to one of the following servers: http:// ecjnoe3inwe. com, http:// fjrewcer32. com or http:// dkjfwekjnc4. Com. That puts all of your personal information at risk. It doesn't just stop there, though. It also has a tendency to download and install PSGuard, a phony anti-spyware program. The download and installation process is, of course, both without  your knowledge or your consent. The PSGuard installation is what will eventually cause your computer to display the blue screen on a regular basis.

SmitFraud Removal

Ready to remove SmitFraud from your machine? You should be. There are two ways to get rid of this problem. First, you can use your anti-spyware software to get rid of it. If you don't currently have an anti-spyware removal tool, getting one right away is advisable. A program like ParetoLogic is a good idea. Keep in mind, though, that you should never download anything that isn't well reviewed, as you might just end up in a bigger mess than you are now. Lots of supposed anti-spyware software is really just adware posing as a helpful product, so make sure you get the right thing to begin with. Your other option in SmitFraud removal is to get rid of it manually. One way you can do this is to restore to your last known good settings. In Windows XP, you can do this by hitting the F8 key as soon as you see the select operating system message. Once your advanced options menu appears, choose Last Known Good Configuration. If, however, this doesn't help, you may have to reload your computer entirely or work within your registry. If you don't know what you're doing, stay out of the registry. You can seriously damage your computer by working within the registry. If, however, you have some experience, a registry edit to remove SmitFraud shouldn't be a real problem. First, delete each of the following from your Windows System Director:





From there, you need to get rid of this entry in your registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Uninstall Internet update

Restart your machine, and you should be on  your way to living the clean life again.

Protecting From SmitFraud

Just because you got it off of your machine doesn't mean that you can't become reinfected. Unless you install a good anti-spyware program, and some great anti-virus software, you're at risk every single time you go online. Consider purchasing programs like ParetoLogic to help you manage the adware problem that the internet presents. Update your system regularly, pay attention to adware news, and scan your computer on a regular basis to prevent reinfection.

SmitFraud can seriously hamper your fun and productivity with your computer, but taking these steps to identify and get rid of it will help you get your machine back to normal.

Removing SmitFraud Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of SmitFraud and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove SmitFraud Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing SmitFraud please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.

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