Smart Virus Eliminator. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as SmartVirusEliminator, SmartVirus Eliminator, S.m.a.r.t Virus Eliminator | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Smart Virus Eliminator is a rogue security program that reports false scan results and displays fake security alerts to convince you that your computer is seriously infected. The bogus application is a clone of Windows Protection Suite, Windows System Suite, Windows Security Suite and Malware Destructor 2009. It is promoted through the use of Trojans and fake online anti-malware scanners. Usually, Trojans are disguised as video codecs required to view certain online videos. SmartVirus Eliminator can be also downloaded from its homepage smart-virus-eliminator.com. However, you should avoid this website and uninstall Smart Virus Eliminator from your computer as soon as possible if this parasite is already installed.

Once active, S.m.a.r.t. Virus Eliminator will scan your computer each time you log into Windows. The scan results are false. This misleading application will displays a variety of infections and claim that those security threats can be removed only with a registered version of Smart Virus Eliminator. Do not purchase this program. It is nothing more but a scam. The rogue application detects harmless files that it had created during its installation as security threats. Furthermore, SmartVirus Eliminator will constantly display fake security alerts. These fake alerts may appear like every 30 seconds. It will also impersonate Windows Security Center and display counterfeit notifications form Task bar claiming that anti-virus protection is disabled or that your computer is under attack.

What is more, Smart Virus Eliminator will hijack your Internet browser and redirect you to various misleading websites full of ads. You should remove this parasite from the system upon detection. Otherwise, it will install more malware onto your computer. Please use the removal guide below to remove Smart Virus Eliminator from your computer for free. If you dont want to mess with your system registry and files use the reputable antispyware software to remove Smart Virus. We would recommend Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus and MalwareBytes Anti-malware.

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Note: 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.

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Smart Virus Eliminator manual removal:

Kill processes:
SM83b.exe

asp2009.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTasp2009.DocHostUIHandler

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopes "URL" = "http://search-gala.com/?&uid=8000&q={searchTerms}"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet Explorer "PRS"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings5.0User AgentPost Platform "969904308603"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Smart Virus Eliminator"

Delete files:
SM83b.exe

asp2009.exe

smve.cfg

Smart Virus Eliminator.lnk

cookies.sqlite

search.xml

Delete directories:
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data61a60

c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataSMVESys

%UserProfile%Application DataSmart Virus Eliminator

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  • Guest

    Thanks for the info on the Smart Virus Eliminator, it helped a lot and explained to my parents why they shouldn't download stuff they're not sure of!

  • Guest

    09-03-09
    I finally found a trusted site to delete this from my PC. Now my PC won't even power on. Cause? Fix? I've checked the plugs and the outlets ~ no power up on my computer. Now what?

  • Guest

    WHAT DOES THE WORDS OR WHATEVER IT IS …WHAT DOES IT MEAN ???

  • Guest

    PC Tools STOPzilla will SCAN your computer but will not remove anything until you pay for it…

  • jimpeel

    Ah so. It seems that the “free” solution is not free. You have to buy Spyhunter to have it delete the threats it finds.

    Im done here. On to the next site.

  • jimpeel

    I WAS able to do this:

    I opened the cmd window and typed “c:” and then “cd Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data”. I then did a “dir /a” which showed all of the files in that directory. I found the ones which were created on the date, and at the time, that the infection occurred. I was then able to go back into Windows Explorer and use the properties to set everything to visible (not hidden). I was then able to delete the three files which were masking my desktop icons.

    Some of the icons were grayed out and some were bright. This is because they are hidden. I went into Explorer and right clicked on c:Documents and Settings and selected properties. I then unchecked “hidden” and applied that setting to all files and folders in the c:Documents and Settings hierarchy. That made all of my icons bright again.

    All of my icons are in columns and not where I had the set prior. I still have not figured out how to get to system restore to bring the unit back to a date prior to the infection. If I figure that out, I will post that info.

    • jimpeel

      That should be “cd Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data”

      • jimpeel

        This site does not allow a backslash in the posts. Here is what I have been TRYING to post:

        “cd Documents and Settings BACKSLASH All Users BACKSLASH Application Data”

        Good grief Charlie Brown!