Title: Smart Security
Also known as: SmartSecurity, Smart security virus

Remove Smart Security
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Smart Security severity is 98  (98 / 100)
 

Smart Security is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Security Tool. It pretends to be a legitimate security program, but in reality it's just another virus. The rogue program is promoted and installed through the use of Trojans that usually come from fake online scanners or malicious PDF files, bogus video sites or any other misleading websites. Once installed, Smart Security will run a system scan and display numerous serious infections on your computer. But don't worry about that, because the scan results are absolutely false. It just tries to make scare you into thinking that your computer is infected when it's not. Then it will prompt you to buy the full version of the program to remove the infections which don't even exist. Don't do that. Otherwise you will simply lose your money and probably won't get them back.

Another very annoying thing about Smart Security is that this fake program loads a bunch of fake security alerts and notifications claiming that your computer is infected or under attack from a remote PC. Furthermore, it will block legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to protect itself from being removed. It will block security related websites too so you may have to use another PC to download removal tool or print out the removal instructions. If you find that your computer is infected with SmartSecurity virus, please follow the removal instructions below and remove Smart Security from your PC either manually or with an automatic removal tool. Most importantly, don't purchase it. If you already bought it then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

UPDATE: A new version of Smart Security virus has been noticed in the end of January, 2013. This virus belongs to a category of rogue anti-spywares, so it shows fake alerts and system scanners in order to make users pay for its registered version. Be aware that this virus uses different GUI and may also use different alerts reporting about invented viruses and other cyber infections. Similarly to an older one, a new Smart Security virus is distributed through fake flash updates, video codecs and infected PDF files. Pay attention that you can also get infected with this rogue anti-spyware when visiting malicious websites, such as illegal gambling sites or free gaming portals. Besides, other malware or ransomware can also download malicious files that beling to Smart Security.

As soon as Smart Security gets inside, it starts initiating its fake activities that are based on reporting about unreal infections and cyber threats. Be sure that they are reported in order to scare you and make you purchase the fake licensed version of Smart Security. Here are some examples of such forged alerts:

Security Warning
Malicious program has been detected. Click here to protect your computer

iexplore.exe can not start
File iexplore.exe is infected by W32/Blaster.worm. Please activate Smart Security to protect your computer

Please, ignore these alerts and remove Smart Security virus! Be sure that this program is useless in virus detection and removal just like its previous version. In reality, its 'detected' parasites are legitimate files that can be found on your computer, so you may dmage the system after following it and deleting its reported files.

HOW TO REMOVE SMART SECURITY VIRUS?

When trying to get rid of this rogue, we don't recommend doing that manually because you may lose valuable information from your computer after deleting wrong files from the PC. In order to avoid that and remove Smart Security for good, you have to run a full system scan with STOPzilla or SpyHunter. If you are blocked by this virus and can't launch anti-malware, reboot your PC to Safe Mode with networking first and try again. For that, reboot your PC and, as soon as it starts booting up, start clicking F8 to get ability to choose a right option.

Smart Security properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

Automatic Smart Security removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Smart Security. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Tested and Confirmed means that we have tested spyware remover with multiple versions of Smart Security and got the best results. There might be updated or modified version of particular parasite that require manual killing of parasite process or an update. In such case try other removers in the line.

Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Smart Security using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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STOPzilla
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Tested and Confirmed! STOPzilla removes Smart Security (2013-01-30 01:31:04)
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Malwarebytes Anti Malware
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Tested and Confirmed! Malwarebytes Anti Malware removes Smart Security (2013-01-30 01:31:04)
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XoftSpySE Anti Spyware
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We are testing XoftSpySE Anti Spyware's efficiency at removing Smart Security (2013-01-30 04:08:19)
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Defender Pro Ultimate
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We are testing Defender Pro Ultimate's efficiency at removing Smart Security (2013-01-30 04:08:19)

what to do if you failed to remove the infection?
Virus Removal
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Help Line to remove Smart Security
Smart Security snapshot:
Smart Security snapshot
Smart Security (new version) snapshot

Smart Security manual removal:

Kill processes:
SmartSecurity.exe
Delete registry values:
Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{B45FF030-4447-11D2-85DE-00C04FA35C89}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Smart Security_is1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SmartSecurity"
Delete files:
SmartSecurity.exe
Smart Security.lnk

Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\Smart Security
%CommonPrograms%\Smart Security

Geolocation of Smart Security:

This map reveals the prevalence of Smart Security. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Nicaragua, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Moldova.

QR code for Smart Security removal instructions:

Smart Security qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Smart Security are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Smart Security right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-01-30 01:31:04
Information updated: 2013-01-30 01:31:04

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It is important to note this is not the same as ESET Smart Security, being a valid internet security software suite.

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