Smitfraud-c.generic is categorized as a nasty Trojan infection used to open backdoor and install other malware, particularly fake security programs to the targeted computers. It poses a huge risk for an infected machine since it can perform lots of malicious activities after being installed which include: generate unwanted popup ads on your screen, reduce PC performance, cause browser redirection as well as disable all the legitimate security tools and firewall.
Antivirus may report the virus is located in C://Windows/svhost.exe. However, it is still hard to remove it completely from the infected machines. Even though every time when your antivirus alerts it is cleaned. It will still come back after reboot. This type of virus can conceal in the infected computer and damage the system gradually. It can allow remote attackers to reach your system and steal sensitive personal information for malicious propose. Besides, it may alter system settings, delete files and processes, and modify the Windows Registry to totally mess up the computer. This virus is absolutely an undesirable element that must be removed as soon as possible once upon detection.
Smitfraud-c.generic trojan can infect computers in various ways.
1) It can be downloaded via malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
2) It can be installed through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
3) It may be executed by other threats on system.
4) It may access computer when users click the malicious links, open unknown attachment, even download programs.
1. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
Many computer users have antivirus programs installed on their computers but still get infected by Smitfraud-c.generic. Thus, we can see this virus is much more dangerous. It even can’t remove by security tools at all in a general way. Instead, it needs a manual removal with expert skills to ensure the complete 100% deletion. To achieve this, you can use the instructions above to remove it from your computer safely and thoroughly. If you failed to remove this Trojan with the instructions above or need any assistant, you are welcome to contact YooCare experts to resolve all the problems completely.
Published by Sarah Poehler on August 1, 2012 | How to Guides