There is a topic on the Safer Networking forums (Spybot S&D's home) regarding the Spybot S&D reporting Smitfraud C in the Restricted Zone. This is a false positive
and it is supposed to be fixed soon...
Reporting Smitfraud C in the Restricted Zone
Here are a few tools that I recommend for protecting your system and keeping your system clean !!
Real Time Prevention
SpywareBlasterÂ© by Javacool Software
Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Consumes no system resources.
Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done. Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page.
IESpyadÂ© by EHowes
: This will add several hundred Restricted Sites to the Restricted site zone in IE.
CCleanerÂ© by CCleaner.com
is a good app to clean out temp files, cookies, recent folder(win2000) and Prefetch folder(XP), etc
Ad-aware SEÂ© by Lavasoft
Scans your system for spyware and other threats
aÂ² ScannerÂ© by Emsi Software
: Scans for Malware and Trojans on your system.
Good Free Antivirus Programs:
AVGÂ© by Grisoft
AvastÂ© by ALWIL Software
NOTE:Remember always have just 1 antivirus program running at a time. Having more than one running causes a conflict between the programs !! You can use one as a backup to run manually
It's also very important to keep your system up to date to avoid unnecessary security risks
If you have an "always on " internet connection, such as DSL or Cable, I recommend a Firewall
A firewall will make your pc invisible to the outside world and will filter the outgoing and incoming traffic on your pc.
For a good idea of how vulnerable your system(s) are go to GRC
Scroll down to "Shields Up"
Click on "Proceed"
Then click on "Common Ports"
to scan your ports.
Very good Firewalls :
ZoneAlarm FirewallÂ© by Zone Labs
Kerio Personal FirewallÂ© by Sunbelt
These next steps are optional, but will provide the greatest protection
Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness.
[url=http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=16458&t=82[url=http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=16458&t=82]FireFoxÂ© by Mozilla
OperaÂ© by Opera Software ASA
Java Plug-inÂ© Sun Microsystems
. It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine .
It's okay to delete the HijackThis folder if everything is working okay.
Always keep your Antivirus & Spyware Removal Tools current with the latest definitions and updates !!
Using these tools and keeping them updated will reduce the risk of future infections!!
Do you have any questions??