ThinkSmart fake anti-virus application. How to get rid of Think Smart rogue
Please be aware of the fact that ThinkSmart (also known as Think Smart) is another name in the clan of widely-spread fake anti-virus tools attacking many PCs nowadays. It is a very severe one, by the way. Many users are facing serious difficulties using their computers after they get infected with ThinkSmart. At the same time, it can be quite easily uninstalled using reputable anti-malware application. However, for unprotected computers it makes a real mess out of them – exceeding the malicious results of its previous version named Think Point.
This rogue is spread by means of Java exploits, false updates of some software installed on your machine or by means of a special trojan that will redirect web browser to certain malicious web sites promoting ThinkSmart. There are 2 stages for interference of this malware. The first one is realized by showing fake window of Microsoft Security Essentials claiming the availability of lots of very serious threats. Normally users are recommended to reboot their system in order to fully get rid of the infections. While the reboot is effected another malicious application is being installed. This is when ThinkSmart will be installed on computer and system amendments will be performed on the infected computer that will launch ThinkSmart together with every Windows startup. This rogue will present tons of fake alarms – all in order to persuade users that virus infection may cause serious damage on the computer. This is when the program will prompt you to buy the full version as a remedy for removal of detected threats and viruses.
You need to know that this useless application will not cease to promote itself via fake alerts, browser redirection and blockage of Internet access by showing false error page. Please make sure to disregard all the above-mentioned tricks. Make sure to get rid of ThinkSmart virus immediately – by referring to a descent anti-malware tool that was tested and verified as a decent solution for removal of this malware and other annoying fake programs from a compromised machine.
ThinkSmart automatical remover:
On your desktop find the icon “My computer”. In the address field insert the text
ThinkSmart manual removal guide:
Delete ThinkSmart files:
Delete ThinkSmart registry entry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\hotfix.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\thinksmart.exe”