Friday, January 27, 2012

Remove Antivirus Smart ProtectionRemove Antivirus Smart Protection

Remove Antivirus Smart Protection
Antivirus Smart Protection is a fake antivirus program that try to pretend to be a real antivirus which can remove malware. However, Antivirus Smart Protection does not kill any malware from any computer. Antivirus Smart Protection infects the computer by installing malicious files into the computer which will try to disguise itself like an ultimate antivirus which can protect computer from malwares. After installation complete, Antivirus Smart Protection will scan the computer and will surely state that the computer is infected by malwares and urge the user to buy the full version of Antivirus Smart Protection.

Antivirus Smart Protection can be removed by stopping the processes and removing the files by using Emsisoft HiJackFree. Then the user should remove the registry entries added or modified by Antivirus Smart Protection shown in the removal guide below. All files related to Antivirus Smart Protection must be deleted.

Antivirus Smart Protection should be removed immediately!

Antivirus Smart Protection Removal Guide
Kill Process
(How to kill a process effectively?)

Delete Registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[RANDOM]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Antivirus Smart Protection"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM].exe"

Remove Folders and Files

%AppData%\Antivirus Smart Protection
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk
%Desktop%\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk
%StartMenu%\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk
File Location Notes:

%UserProfile% refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\ for Windows 2000/XP, C:\Users\ for Windows Vista/7, and c:\winnt\profiles\ for Windows NT.

%Desktop% means that the file is located directly on your desktop. This is C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\\Desktop\ for Windows 2000/XP, and C:\Users\\Desktop\ for Windows Vista and Windows 7.

%AppData% refers to the current users Application Data folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming.

%StartMenu% refers to the Windows Start Menu. For Windows 95/98/ME it refers to C:\windows\start menu\, for Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it refers to C:\Documents and Settings\\Start Menu\, and for Windows Vista/7 it is C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.

%CommonAppData% refers to the Application Data folder in the All Users profile. For Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it refers to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\, and for Windows Vista/7 it is C:\ProgramData.

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