Smart Protector is a rogue security program that uses misleading and deceptive methods to trick you into buying the program. The rogue application is promoted through the use of bogus advertisements that pretend to be online anti-malware scanners. After the fake scan, those scanners state that your computer is infected and that you must install Smart Protector to protect your PC. No matter what you click in those fake online warnings, you will be automatically redirected to the homepage of Smart Protector. Do not install this useless program. If it was installed without your knowledge, then uninstall Smart Protector from the system as soon as possible.
You may actually find another program with similar name that has many good reviews. It is called Smart Protector Pro (homepage: smartprotector.com) which is a legitimate program and has nothing to with the rogue program Smart Protector. This parasite is promoted on the following websites:
Once installed, Smart Protector will ostensibly scan your computer and display various infections that won’t be removed unless you first purchase the program. The scan results are of course false, so you can safely ignore them. To make things worse, this parasite will constantly display fake but legitimately looking security alerts from Windows Task bar. You may see the following alert:
“WARNING: Your PC is seriously infected!
There are 30 possible threats in your system. This can lead to loss of data!”
It may also hijack your Internet browser and slow down your computer. That’s why you must remove Smart Protector from the system upon detection. Please use the removal guide below to delete this infections from your computer manually.
Smart Protector manual removal:
Delete registry values:
c:Program FilesSmart Protector
c:Program FilesSmart Protectorquarantine
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftMedia IndexDrivers
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSmart Protector