Smitfraud is a very horrible Trojan horse that enters into your computer without your permission.  It takes complete control of your computer and does not allow you to do any thing – even to stop the running programs. If the Smitfraud finds any loophole in your security system it enters the computer and you do not even know its existence.  The Smitfraud hides itself intensely so that the user remains unaware of the dangerous rogue application.  When you get to know about this rogue application, remove it as soon as possible to prevent your computer from any major damages.

Smitfraud generates a long list of virus infected files and a large number of pop ups. It also shows various security alerts to make the user nervous and irritated. The rogue Smitfraud also changes the computer desktop background to a security message. The rogue application also asks the user to buy the full licensed version in order to save the computer from malicious attacks. It also blocks the internet access i.e. you can not access the internet if you want to visit some web sites or if you want to delete the rogue application by using any other software.

By the continuous appearance of the pop ups and the security alerts one may think of the rogue tool as the legitimate anti spy ware, which it is not. Smitfraud is actually a malware which will open your computer for many other spywares and it also helps in the installation of these malwares. Remove the Smitfraud the very moment you notice it. Removing the Smitfraud is a bit complicated and you need to know the complete procedure before removing.

Remove Smitfraud processes

  1. Press the keys CTRL+ALT+DEL to open the windows task manager quickly.
  2. If the process does not work there is another way you can go to Start and then click on Run.
  3. Now type taskmgr in the given space and press Ok.
  4. Select the tab ‘processes’ and find the following processes. Right click on them and press Delete.

VirusProtect 3.8.exe

VirusProtect 3.9.exe

Remove Smitfraud other files

  1. Click on Start and then click on Search.
  2. Click the option ‘all files and folders’.
  3. Type in the following Smitfraud file names in the given space and press Ok.
  4. If you want the faster results select the option ‘Local hard drives’.

The Smitfraud files that should be deleted are:

VirusProtect 3.8.exe

VirusProtect 3.8.lnk

VirusProtect 3.8.url

Uninstall VirusProtect 3.8.lnk

VirusProtect 3.9.exe

VirusProtect 3.9.lnk

VirusProtect 3.9.url

Uninstall VirusProtect 3.9.lnk


















Remove Smitfraud registry entry values

  1. Click on Start then select the option Run.
  2. Write regedit in the given space called ‘open’ and click on Ok.
  3. When the registry editor is opened go in the left pane of the registry editor.
  4. From the above file menu click on Edit. After that select the option Find and type the following registry values in it.
  5. Right click on the values and press Delete.

The Smitfraud registry values that should be removed instantly are:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\msn messenger
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Search_URL=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Local Page=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL\(Default)=[site address]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\internet update

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