Smart Fortress (also in some search queries referred to as Smart Fortress 2012) is a rogue security software. It has been launched into the cyber space just recently, several hours ago. The malware is the same as Smart Protection 2012. It is ridiculous that both or these malware programs have the word “smart” in their name. Smart Fortress 2012 did not become smarter than Smart Protection 2012. These applications cannot become your fortress or hiding place for your PC against all types of malwares. They will not render the desired level of security and protection against cyber threats and attack. On the contrary, they can damage your system and make your PC even more vulnerable to further and more aggressive viruses.
The malware reviewed in this post blocks all your attempts to delete or uninstall it. By the way, uninstall is not really the correct word to use in this case, because you cannot locate this program in the list of your programs to remove it via Add / Remove menu of your Control Panel. When you try to launch any anti-virus software to get rid of this hoax you will face the message about inability to execute the program because it is infected with some serious Trojan. Understanding the need to help our users overcome this rogue security tool, we’ve developed the special removal video guide that is meant to assist you in Smart Fortress 2012 virus removal. Please follow the steps described below and in the video carefully and step-by-step.
Milestones for successful removal of Smart Fortress 2012 virus:
Click Win+R, enter the following link: http://trojan-killer.net/download/pkiller.exe in the appeared field, upload PKIller, save it to the desktop, rename it into iexplore.exe, a hit right button of the mouse on the iexplore short cut and choose the option RUN AS.
In the appeared Window uncheck the option PROTECT MY COMPUTER AND DATA FROM UNAUTHORIZED PROGRAM ACTIVITY, click OK button.
This procedure will terminate the processes launched by the virus.
If PKiller has fulfilled its job, run GridinSoft Trojan Killer by clicking on its short cut with the right button of the mouse and choose the option RUN AS. In the appeared Window uncheck the option PROTECT MY COMPUTER AND DATA FROM UNAUTHORIZED PROGRAM ACTIVITY, click OK button.
Smart Fortress 2012 video removal guide:
Smart Fortress 2012 virus manual removal:
Smart Fortress 2012 files to be removed:
%UserProfile%\Application Data\[random digits]\[random digits].exe
Smart Fortress 2012 virus registry entries to be removed:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “[random digits].exe″