Smart Security virus is a rogue anti-spyware, which is capable to do anything in order to lead people to a wrong thinking about their computers' stability and security. For that, it usually displays forged system scanners and alerts that all report about hundreds of dangerous viruses. In reality, these 'threats' are legitimate files that are important for computer's stability. Don't be surprised because that's only a part of its misleading strategy, which has been used by other parasites, like Internet Security 2012 or Privacy Protection. After scaring its victims that there are numerous viruses on their computers, this scamware offers to purchase its licensed version and remove detected parasites. However, you should only ignore this misleading campaign, which in reality reports about legitimate files only. Additionally, we highly recommend to remove Smart Security virus ASAP because it may not only initiate system slow downs, but install more dangerous viruses on your computer.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Smart Security virus?
Just like many other scarewares, Smart Security virus is distributed by trojans that exploit security vulnerabilities and download bad files on the system. So, you should always make sure that your PC is fully protected with a help of antivirus and anti-malware programs. Once inside and active, Smart Security modifies the system and drops its own files that can also be 'detected' on its fake notifications. Additionally, it starts displaying its aggressive messages that report about dangerous cyber infections and similar problems. Besides, it may also display its useless system scanners that show invented infections as well.
Remember, these detections are not real and you must ignore alerts that are displayed by Smart Security virus:
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
In reality, Smart Security virus is useless in virus detection and removal. It tries only to persuade you that there is something bad on your computer and then make you buy its licensed version. If you want to lose your money, you can buy it. Otherwise, you have to remove Smart Security virus for good.
HOW to remove Smart Security virus from PC?
When trying to get rid of Smart Security virus for good, you should use only automated programs, such as Malwarebytes Malwarebytes and Reimage. We don't recommend using manual removal method because you may delete wrong files from your computer and damage the system in this way. Besides, you may remove not all files that belong to this scamware and simply find out that Smart Security virus has updated itself again.
Smart Security virus manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Smart Security"