Re: Unwanted Icon in System Tray

From: "MJMP" <MJMP@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

| I believe there is a type of spyware sitting in my System Tray. It is an
| icon that changes from a blue circle with a yellow "X" to a yellow question
| mark. When I click on it, it takes me to the following website:
| In the attempt to remove this icon, I have done the following:
| - Anti-virus/Anti-spyware scan conducted with ZoneAlarm Security Suite.
| - Scan conducted with A-Squared (Free) EMSI Software.
| - Scan conducted with Ad Aware SE Personal.
| - Scan condcuted with Windows Defender (Beta 2).
| NOTE: Scans did not remove the icon.
| I have also verified that the Start Up folder. The folder did not show any
| "unusual" programs.
| I fear that the program is hidden some where in the Registry (or some where
| else deeper in my system).
| Any assistance you can provide on how to remove this icon/software from my
| system will be helpful. Thank you in advance!

Two part reply..

Perform Part 1 then perform Part 2.

If the first two parts don't work, perform the alternate section.

It is suggested that you execute each tool in Normal Mode then in Safe Mode.

Part 1

Use noahdfear's SmitFraud, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, et. al., removal tool -- SmitRem.exe

Part 2

Download SmitFraud.exe from the URL --

Execute; SmitFraud.exe { Note: You must accept the default of C:\McAfee }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go through your
FireWall to enable WGET.EXE to download the needed McAfee related files.

Execute; c:\mcafee\clean.bat
{ or Double-click on 'Clean Link' in c:\mcafee }

A final report in HTML format called C:\mcafee\Normal_ScanReport.HTML or
C:\mcafee\Safe_ScanReport.HTML will be generated. At the end of the scan, it will be
displayed in your browser (Opera, FireFox or Internet Explorer). However, if you are using
WinXP, Win2K or Win2003 your system will be left in a state where you will have to manually
shutdown/reboot the PC. On Win9x/ME platforms the report will not be shown in your bowser
but your PC will automatically be shutdown. It is suggested that you move the report out of
c:\mcafee before performing another scan.

It would be best to scan in both Safe Mode and in Normal Mode and save a copy of the HTML
report for each session.


S!ri's SmitfraudFix

Please Copy and Paste the contents of the HTML Log files;
C:\mcafee\Normal_ScanReport.HTML & C:\mcafee\Safe_ScanReport.HTML in your reply.

* * * Please report back your results * * *