This tool removes Desktop Hijack malware
SmitFraud is a term that describes a malware application that tricks you into purchasing rogue antispyware programs. It’s classified in the Trojan category and is distributed via fake codec downloads.
Here’s the most common scenario that leads to installing this spyware: you’re watching a movie and all of a sudden, you receive a warning that you’re missing a video codec that is needed in order to play that specific media file. If you accept to download such items, SmitFraud is installed silently on the system.
Once residing on your computer, the Trojan starts displaying messages that the computer is infected and as such, provides links to antispyware software. Not only are these applications rogue and totally inefficient, but you are also asked to pay for them, when, in reality, the only infection is actually SmitFraud.
One solution for this problem is SmitfraudFix. It’s command-line based and it doesn’t need installation, nor is it complicated to use. The steps you need to take in order to clean your computer are described in the application’s main window: first off, you can perform a scan via the Search function, while the cleaning part of the whole process can undergo only in Safe Mode. In some cases, a reboot is required in order for your computer to be completely healed.
All in all, SmitfraudFix appears to be a decent spyware removal solution. It may not have the prettiest interface of all, but it performs the job in an acceptable amount of time.
Reviewed by Andreea Matei, last updated on January 11th, 2013
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Application descriptionThe SmitfraudFix application was designed to remove Desktop Hijack malware: AdwarePunisher, AdwareSheriff, AlphaCleane...