What is Smart Security?
Smart Security is the name of a fraudulent spyware removal application which is attributed to the Rogue.WinPCDefender family. As the ultimate goal of this rogue application is to get your money by deception, various scare techniques are employed. This program does not scan the PC but pretends to do so by displaying fake security warnings and scans which you should pay no attention to. Why? If you pay the money for the licensed version of Smart Security, you do not get anything in return as the system remains vulnerable to computer infections. Want to know what to do next? Instead of paying attention to the notifications displayed by Smart Security, some of which are presented below, you should remove it from the system with SpyHunter.
Some Fake Smart Security Virus Alerts:
Attention! We strongly recommend that you activate Smart Security for the safety and faster running of your PC.
Your PC might be at risk.
Activate the software to protect it.
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.
After removing Smart Security, you will not receive annoying pop-up messages and will be able to access the system easily as you will regain access to Task Manager, Registry Editor and other programs which might have been blocked by the threat. There are different versions of this threat, including Malware Protection, Security Protection, Privacy Protection, and Internet Security. Every version has its own activation key which disables pop-ups and misleading scan. The latest activation code known to researchers is Y86REW-T75FD5-U9VBF4A and you can try it to check whether it works on Smart Security, too.
Don’t get confused by the name
Smart Security seems to be a popular name for fake security tools because there are two other rogue applications called Smart Security. One of them is attributed to the Rogue.VirusDoctor family, which is notorious for a big set of fraudulent applications such as Windows Safety Series, Windows Secure Workstation and others. All of them have graphical features similar to Windows operating system. Like other rogue tools, they display misleading pop-ups in order to make the users give their money up. The activation key which would disable pop-ups is known to be 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020 and it would go with all the rogue programs of the Rogue.VirusDoctor family.
Another Smart Security is a rogue malware removal tool attributed to the WinWebSec family. System Progressive Protection, Live Security Platinum, and Security Tool are very similar in interface and identical in the way of operating – all of them seek to deceive. Do not be tricked by any of these rogue programs as the only thing that you have to do is remove them from the system.
How to remove Smart Security?
In order to remove Smart Security (dark interface), you should use SpyHunter which will detect and remove every single component related to the infection. If the key Y86REW-T75FD5-U9VBF4A does not disable pop-ups, try the following steps:
Remove Smart Security in Windows XP
- Open the Start menu.
- Launch Run and type in this line: taskkill.exe /F /IM smart.exe and press OK.
- Go to http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
- Run the installer and scan the PC to detect and remove Smart Security.
Remove Smart Security in Windows Vista – Windows 7
- Open the Start menu.
- Type taskkill.exe /F /IM smart.exe in the search box and press Enter to terminate the process of Smart Security.
- Go to http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/spyhunter and download SpyHunter.
- Run the installer to install the spyware removal tool and launch a system scan to detect Smart Security.
Remove Smart Security in Windows 8
- Hover the mouse over the bottom left corner of the screen to open a minimized version of your other desktop.
- Right click it and select Run.
- In the box given, type taskkill.exe /F /IM smart.exe and press OK.
- Go to http://www.anti-spyware-101.com and download SpyHunter.
- Run the installer and then launch a scan to detect and remove the rogue anti-spyware tool.
Use SpyHunter to delete Smart Security if you are a novice at malware removal. Do not try to remove the obnoxious program manually to prevent any damage which may be done due to your lack of knowledge of how to terminate this type of infection. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us as we are perfectly willing to help you.
Stop these Smart Security Processes:
Remove these Smart Security Files:
Remove these Smart Security Registry Entries: