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Trojan: Smitfraud virus

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Ok, I'm PC illiterate on how to approach resolving this virus. I 'had' the blue screen with the "..Trojan: Smitfraud.." message, but managed to clean that up.. I now have the black screen now. Bad new is, I've never had any virus protection software on the PC. Lately, I loaded the SpySweeper spy ware free to AT&T members and the original McAfee virus software from 7 years ago when I got the PC.

At any rate, I would like help to recover from this virus (and then advice on what anti-virus software to purchase/maintain going forward after the virus is gone). I'm just about ready to eat glass over this virus, and reading through the posts, I can't make heads or tails over how to resolve. My PC's hard drive won't stop running and about every 5 minutes, I get a popup saying Internet connection isn't available, and I simply close the popup each time.

I'm afraid to connect to the internet from that PC for fear that there's a big file ready to be transmitted with all my personal information in it. I'm typing this post from my work PC (not my own). There are two large files constantly eating up memory .. and one is called QTFont, I think.

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Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty, then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.
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