While analyzing the virus that bears the name of Smart Protection 2012 we found similarities of this rogue with the following rogue security programs:
The list of the above-mentioned fake anti-spyware applications could be much longer, we’ve just specified several latest examples. As you know, these malwares block all user’s attempts to remove them. Being spread via available security leaks and other malware risk vulnerabilities, Smart Protection 2012 represents itself as some decent and the superb anti-virus solution for your PC security needs. However, such self-appraisals are unambiguously overestimated. Using the common sense and some gumption we drew the right conclusion about this application being the totally idle, helpless and useless utility. In fact, this is a virus program that makes your system vulnerable to other security threats, instead of protecting it as it promises.
Smart Protection 2012 hoax can actually penetrate into the PC with low security level via Trojan horses that are integrated into certain malicious links that can be spread via social networks (like Facebook), downloads via insecure resources and clicking infected links intentionally or occasionally. Once the rogue is inside the infected computer it starts its campaign directed at scaring users. The rogue says after its fake scan that the PC is overwhelmed with the bunch of threats, viruses, spyware, keyloggers and other infections that represent real danger to your system. It also says that it can delete them all if only you make the payment for its license. This is the corner stone of what the rogue is all about. It tries to lead you to the process of buying its full version, but do you know that its licensed version simply does not exist? Even if it does, it is not able to remove all real security threats and infections. As for those reported by Smart Protection 2012 scam, these infections are all but fake. Hence, trusting this rogue is a serious mistake on your part. Therefore, do not ever consider doing what the malware instructs you to perform. Do not disclose any of your personal or financial information via the online interface of this junkware. Instead, follow the guide below to remove it successfully with the help of GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
Milestones for successful removal of Smart Protection 2012 virus:
- Before downloading GridinSoft Trojan Killer as the anti-virus program recommended by us for removal of Smart Protection 2012 malware open your browser and download Process Killer application, the free tool from GridinSoft LLC. Process Killer is used to terminate the processes of viruses which create obstacles for launching decent anti-viruses like GridinSoft Trojan Killer. In order to download Process Killer go to your browser and insert this text into the address field:
- Save pkiller.exe to your hard drive folder (whatever one you choose). Afterwards you need to rename “pkiller.exe” into “explorer.exe” and launch “explorer.exe”
- Upon successful termination of the process of Smart Protection 2012 using Process Killer close it and download GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
- Update the program, run the scan and remove all detected threats upon termination of the scan with GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
trojan-killer.net/download/pkiller.exe Press Enter.
Warning: if you could not launch “explorer.exe” you may try to rename “pkiller.exe” to “iexplore.exe” or “winlogon.exe”. Then run the renamed file.
Smart Protection 2012 virus manual removal:
Smart Protection 2012 files to be removed:
%UserProfile%\Application Data\[random digits]\[random digits].exe
Smart Protection 2012 virus registry entries to be removed:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “[random digits].exe″