Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Remove Antivirus Smart Protection virus

Antivirus Smart Protection is a rogue anti-spyware from the same family of rogues as Home Security Solutions, PC Security Guardian, Best Malware Protection, Internet Antivirus 2011, etc. The program pretends to be a legitimate antivirus software but, in reality, it can not remove viruses, trojans, etc., nor will be protect your computer from legitimate future infections. Antivirus Smart Protection is created with one purpose to trick you into purchasing the full version of the software. So, don`t trust anything relate to this software and remove the fake antivirus as soon as possible.

HijackThis shows Antivirus Smart Protection infection

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [ Antivirus Smart Protection] “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\0ab12\AB123.exe” /s /d

What Antivirus Smart Protection does

Antivirus Smart Protection is promoted and installed with the help of trojans that are mostly distributed via fake online scanners, misleading websites and using social engineering. When the trojan is started, it will download and install the rogue onto your computer.

During installation, Antivirus Smart Protection will be configured to run automatically every time when your computer starts. After that, it will create several files on your computer, which later, during the scan, will detect as infections. These fake infections can only be removed with a full version of the program.

Obviously, such results are a fraud, the program want to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malicious software.

While Antivirus Smart Protection is running, it will flood your computer with fake security alerts and notifications from Windows task bar. Some of the fake alerts are:

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP:
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys

Warning! Virus detected

However, all the alerts are totally fabricated and must by no means be trusted! You can safety ignore them.

Last, but not least, the rogue will disable Task Manager, block antivirus and antispyware tools from running.

As you can see, Antivirus Smart Protection is absolutely useless and what is more, even dangerous software. Most importantly, do not purchase it. Instead, please use the Antivirus Smart Protection virus removal steps to remove this malware from your computer for free.

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