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smithfraud on WinME

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got a Smithfraud infection. read through the forums and competed the cleaning tasks. Seems to be similar tasks across OS's and infections. However, after running hijackthis (which is in the middle of the series of steps), the registry entry for Internet Explorer, Start Page won't clear from www.specialgoods.info. And when I try to manually change the registry entry (regedit), the instant I change or remove the key, an new one appears or rewrites the existing key. (wonder how they do that.... sneaky f*****s). suggestions? I'm also wondering what the red circle with the x icon is in my systray. Looks like the same icon used with killbox, but it was there before I installed killbox, there is no tool tip, and when I click or right-click, a browser window spawns and then hangs. I've made a system backup (which I realize is infected), but am considering running my system restore disk to blow away the registry, then piece the few applications back to the clean system. Not sure if that will clean this infection. I can post the hijackthis log if that helps, but I'm mostly confounded by the registry change. 'preciate the help.
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