Trend Micro shows:
This freeloader displays a fake or misleading message in an attempt to trick users into purchasing anti-spyware software, such as PSGuard or SpySheriff Anti-spyware products. These applications deceive users into purchasing its complete versions to remove supposedly detected grayware files. It is also capable of changing the default system background and other desktop settings.
It creates the following registry keys as part of its installation routine:
more here: http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/grayware/ve_graywareDetails.asp?GNAME=FREELOADER%5FSMITFRAUD&VSect=Td
Is that what YOU see?
Do you have the SmitfraudFix program on your computer? IF yes, you can uninstall it as it is updated regularly.
Did you run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware? (MBAM) with the latest update?
After the rogue ad problem with firefox and having to restore
I ran every program for virus,spyware,malware that I keep for such an incident
All were clean with the exception of Housecall 6.5 it found the following
Hotbar has plenty of info on the web and I am familiar with it as I had it years ago. I allowed Housecall to clean
Freeloader smitfraud the info is mainly how to get rid of it.
One article refers to Nvida driver helper services which is a legitimate file according to its properties. I also have a nvidia graphic card 7900gs
Searched computer and no such files were found in all the places i searched
Where can I find info on freeloader smitfraud and is it a part of smitfraud fix which I have never used.
Should I allow Housecall to clean