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This [bleep] spyware from 'Smart Security' seems to have evolved...

Here's how I removed it, with some success from a Win 2000 Pro system:

Adaware seemed to remove it on boot etc. but still came back, so...

This crap from a 'company' called Smart Security appears thus:

Desktop hijacked & now viewed as a 'Web page' !WARNING you're in danger, Click here etc.
(Do NOT 'click here')
Teen F**k icon (on desktop & in start menu) P.S. THANKS FOR THAT, JUST WHAT MY WIFE & KIDS WANT TO SEE!
!Protect your Date icon (on desktop)
! Secure yourself icon (in start menu)
Explorer homepage set to about:blank taking you to
Task Manager Disabled

A tick 'Security' add on has appeared in desktop active Web options.

('Active Web' sorry M$, that really is just bloody ASKING FOR IT)

It is a complete front and very clever red herring to what's actually happening i.e.
an automatic p*** dialler to some high toll rate phone line. (you've been warned!)
If you're worried, DISCONNECT MODEM!

First off then, try....

CTRL-ALT-DEL 'Task Manager' button greyed out?
Or Start->Run TaskMgr.exe results in:
'Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator'

Hence: Start->Run: regedit.exe

Go here:

Modifiy DisableTskMgr from a '1' to a '0'

exit regedit and hit CRTL-ALT-DEL, can now go to 'Task Manager'... Do so:

Processes tab, scroll to & select 125209.dlr & hit 'End Process'

Now to get rid of the desktop frig...

Get rid of ticked 'Security' option in desktop properties & do not view desktop as a web page.

Delete C:\Winnt\desktop.html

Right click desktop & hit refresh. Gone!

delete c:\125209.exe

delete 2 aforementioned icons on desktop & in start menu (right click, delete)

run SpySweeper to get rid of any ingrained regisrty / program hacks left over.


After rebooting, hopefully Teen F**k etc icons gone, desktop OK

Go to Internet Explorer properties & reset homepage to your choice, not about:blank

Re-run Spysweeper
Run AdAware SE


Fingers crossed, gone!
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