Fake AV applications mimicking Windows programs are exceptionally dangerous. Smart Security is one of them, and if you are not experienced with malware you may be tricked into thinking that this program has appeared on your screen for a valid purpose. In reality, this clandestine application is infiltrated onto your operating Windows system through security backdoors. Schemers who stand behind the infection know unprotected system vulnerabilities and could utilize spam email attachments, bundled downloads or even social engineering scams to drop the rogue onto your personal computer. Needless to say, it is dangerous to have your PC infected with malware; therefore, you should delete Smart Security virus without any hesitations.
Smart Security derives from the Rogue.WinPCDefender family which is known for such clandestine fake anti-virus tools as Internet Security, Privacy Protection and Spyware Protection. Infections from this group of malware can remove access to Task Manager and Registry Editor or even block the running of many executable files, which is why you should delete them immediately. Unfortunately, it is these symptoms that may aggravate the manual removal of Smart Security virus and its clones. As a matter of fact, you may not even understand that you need to delete the rogue because its legitimate-looking interface does not raise much suspicion.
The malicious program may offer you to use Full PC Scan, Firewall, Update Settings and Global Settings features; however, once you try to activate them – you are asked to “get full time protection”. It is important to ignore any purchase recommendations because spending $59.95 or $88.95 on fictitious full version tool will not delete supposedly existing malware or guard you against cyber threats in the future. Additionally to the deceitful interface, you should also ignore fake pop-up alerts which will be removed only if you delete Smart Security or purchase the fake product, which you should not do. Please see a few examples:
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.
It has been brought to attention that this Rogue.WinPCDefender family is not the only rogue that uses the name “Smart Security”. The name-sharing infections from Rogue.VirusDoctor (or FakeVimes) and WinWebSe factions are equally as dangerous and you should remove them without further delay. So how should you delete rogue anti-spyware programs?
Unfortunately, manual Smart Security removal is not the easiest task, especially if you are not experienced with Windows security and malware removal tasks. Not many PC users will be able to delete the rogue manually because of the symptoms. You can disable them by applying a special registration code (try Y86REW-T75FD5-U9VBF4A) into the area dedicated to already registered users. This, however, does not mean that you will be able to conduct manual removal. It is strongly recommended that you install automatic removal tools in order to have all running infections deleted at once. Do you want some Trojan stealing your digital data? Then install SpyHunter and have all malware removed now.
Windows Vista and Windows 7:
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||SMbe7_2140.exe||4052992 bytes||MD5: 1da30d1974cbbe64b25c029db3588f62|
|2||SearchSettingsProtection.exe||94208 bytes||MD5: e876d68113a2f546f516dd84d34c0877|
|3||SMfb8_2140.exe||3919872 bytes||MD5: a20c2217cc6473ebdb2cb4b548b0174e|
|4||SMbce_2140.exe||4176896 bytes||MD5: 1accd10762c7351dc6800d3c3d74fb89|
|5||SMbb1_2140.exe||3919872 bytes||MD5: 1d54559ec450849c6861bb129036ab74|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|