Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11
Boy, talk about being annoyed.
All of a sudden some "program" by S.M.A.R.T. HDD (or something like that) appeared and keeps doing scans of my PC with msgs that my HD has loads of faults, etc.
Kept coming back.
No way to close it out. Won't allow itself to be closed out.
Doesn't appear in my list when I go to Remove Programs.
They want $ to effect a cure of the 7 "problems" it supposedly found.
Totally corrupted everything.
Had to do a System Restore, with about a weeks worth of stuff lost.
Who are these jokers ?
How do I keep it from coming back, again ?
Anyone that you can report this too, who might actually do something about ?
i just got that one last night and its a B**** to get ridof. but there are some simple steps to help.
first go into safe mode with networking
second install loaris trojan remover
third install malwarebytes
fourth run loaris
fifth run malwarebytes
for the most part that will clean it up, it hides all your files... ALL OF THEM. to make you believe it is hard disk corruption. i used to know a script for cmd that will show all hidden files (that arent meant to be hidden that is). if you dont wnat to manually show them, there are applications to do it specifically designed for use after getting this virus
EDIT: i missed a step, sry:
before downloading the antivirus, install SysInternals, the virus will prevent you from using task manager, so instead use process explorer from sys internals suite, if you search by "private bytes" than it will be near the top with a random numeric value (example: Al2848aDfl%34.exe)