SmitRem removes big amount Desktop Hijackers. A few examples: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Smitfraud.c malware infection and it’s variants, AntivirusGold, PSGuard Spyware Remover, SpySheriff, Spy Trooper, SpyAxe, and Security Toolbar. These infections make many unwanted changes to a user’s computer. They are also difficult to remove. The effects of each of the above variants varies, in some cases infecting the system file wininet.dll and/or disabling the Task Manager in addition to taking over the desktop. In the tool included the repair of all of the known registry changes made by these hijackers, as well as the removal of the associated files and folders created.
SmitRem detects if the system file wininet.dll is infected, and attempts to replace it with another copy on the system. In XP and 2000, if another copy of wininet.dll is found in one of the locations the tool looks, the tool will replace the infected file. Windows 95, 98 and Windows Millennium do not have copies, so it’s necessary to try to clean it or replace it otherwise, if you have one of those operating systems with an infected wininet.dll, I suggest you download the appropriate patch for your system from Microsoft, which contains a copy of the file.
How to use SmitRem
- Download smitRem.exe from here, saving the file to your desktop.
- Double click it to extract the contents to a folder of it’s own.
- Restart your computer in safe mode.
* Restart your computer.
* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
* Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear.
* Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.
- Open the smitRem folder and double click the RunThis.bat file to start the tool.
- Follow the prompts on screen and allow disk cleanup to complete.
- Upon reboot, you can reset your desktop background.
Note: XP users using the XP theme may experience a change to the Classic Windows theme. This can be changed on the themes tab of desktop properties.
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