Smart Protection 2012 virus is the scam program that goes after Security Sphere 2012 rogue. It stands for the bogus antivirus tool that is distributed and promoted by means of trojans and worms. Normally, Smart Protection 2012 penetrates inside of user computer by means of infecting ads on web pages. Later on, using the browser and plugin exploits, the virus finds its path into user workstation and commences promoting its services. Its advertisement is indeed very aggressive and not grounded on actual facts.
Soon after infection user starts receiving Smart Protection 2012 alerts telling of all kinds of infections on the PC. Upon clicking on any of the above-mentioned alerts the main interface window will come up and you will be offered to initiate complete system scan. It is quite peculiar that the scan itself lasts for half a minute so – this is indeed too short for decent antivirus tool to check all the files that can be contaminated with real threats. It reports the presence of multiple threats and states that these tools are dangerous and must be deleted. At the same time, the rogue tells it will not get rid of these supposed infections for free and therefore tells you to buy its full version. It will also not let you uninstall itself from computer, which is clear sign that this software is rogue and must be dealt with immediately. You should never buy the rogue antivirus program like Smart Protection 2012. Paying for them will result your credit card info being sold to various frauds and used to finance their criminal activities. If you made a mistake and bought so-called “full version” of this fake anti-spyware application, you should contact your bank, ask to refund the money and modify your credit card details. Normally, you can dispute charges if you made this payment with credit card. The guide below will show you how to remove Smart Protection 2012 virus with the help of GridinSoft Trojan Killer, its full licensed version.
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″