I was on my computer and all a sudden the Smart Security came up and said my computer was seriously infected and i had to pay for its version to get all those infections removed and fixed. I need to know now how to get to the bottom of this and how to completely get rid of it because i know that it is a scam.
Smart Security acts to be a genuine security tool that can help you detect viruses and keep PC safe. In fact, it is nothing other than one piece of rogue malware that is trying to get you paid by presenting you fake and misleading virus detection information. Smart Security virus is dropped by malicious trojan virus and will be able to run whenever you start the system. It shows you numerous of viruses and urge you to get protected by activating Smart Security. And then you will be instructed to pay for Smart Security if you want to use it to get protected. The developer of Smart Security made up the fake virus notification and tried really hard to convince you into believe its legality. Be careful whenever money is involved. Ignore the fake alert of Smart Security and take actions to remove it utterly to stay away further damage on system and file.
Soon after its invasion, Smart Security virus will release its infection files and make changes to registries. And anti-virus programs or any other security tools will be block from running. What is worse, confidential data would be sent to remote hackers, which may lead to privacy exposure and money loss. And more other viruses and malwares will be invited to destroy the infected PC together.
Therefore, the sooner you get rid of Smart Security virus, the less pain you have to suffer. Find the manual removal guide here for reference and get rid of Smart Security virus for good.
Note: The infections are created randomly according to infected range and systems. If you cannot locate its infections on your own, don’t rush to delete files that you don’t know which might cause irrevocable damage and result serious performance troubles. To safely remove fake anti-spyware Smart Security, you’d better contact Tee Support agents 24/7 online.
How to Remove Smart Security Virus? Automatic removal tools? Manual removal guide?
There are few possibilities that you can remove Smart Security with removal tools. Many people told that they have no luck with purchased programs, which only end up with wasting money and time. What is more, if you unfortunately buy some poorly designed program, which will make the situation even worse instead of resolving the problem. Please check out the manual removal guide here.
1) Backup Reminder: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
2) Log in safe mode with networking.
3) Stop the associated processes:
3) Delete the associated files:
5) Get rid of the related registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\<random> "(Default)" = 'Application'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\<random>\DefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\<random>\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\<random 3 chars>.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\<random 3 chars>.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ah\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\<random 3 chars>.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\<random 3 chars>.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = ""%LocalAppData%\<random 3 chars>.exe"
Attention: Please note that the manual removal is effective but yet risky process. To avoid any unnecessary to damage your computer, you are recommended to get help from computer experts.