Do you know what Antivirus Smart Protection is?
Antivirus Smart Protection is a rogue antivirus application which has generated from the same family as Anti-Malware Lab, Home Security Solutions, System Smart Security and a long list of others. In most cases, Antivirus Smart Protection hides under the online scanners which warn you that your computer is in danger and you should download this application in order to fix the infected system. After you install this malware, it starts to perform scans of the system. These scans are immediately followed by fake warning messages which state one and the same thing: pay money and we will fix your computer.
As soon as Antivirus Smart Protection is installed, you will notice major changes on the system. Despite the slow performance of your computer as well as internet connection, you won’t be able to run most programs, including antivirus application. You can also experience the crashes of the system, and be bombarded with fake warning messages, all of which state one and the same thing: your computer is in a great risk. The message may contain the following text:
Suspicious software which may be malicious has been detected on your PC. Click here to remove this threat immediately using Antivirus Smart Protection.
Antivirus Smart Protection has detected potentially harmful software in your system. It is strongly recommended that you register Antivirus Smart Protection to remove all found threats immediately.
Potentially harmful programs have been detected in your system and need to be dealt with immediately. Click here to remove them using Antivirus Smart Protection.
Warning! Virus detected
Threat detected: Trojan-PSW.Win32.Antigen.a
Security Risk: high
Infected File: C:\\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Recent\
Description: This Trojan named ANTIGEN.EXE scans system files for your Internet passwords to steal and misuse them. It also scans your data for more private information: phone…
Recommended: Please click ‘Remove all’ button to erase all infected files and protect your PC
In order these annoying messages to disappear as well as to enable the antimalware tool you are using, you should go to the registration form of Antivirus Smart Protection and enter the following keys which will make the malware “active”. Use one of the following keys:
After you “activate” Antivirus Smart Protection, you will see that the warnings do not appear any longer. In addition, at this point of removal you are able to run your antimalware tool which will assist you in fixing the damaged computer system.
In non-techie terms:
Antivirus Smart Protection is a rogue antivirus software which serves a purpose to bombard you with fake computer scans and warning messages and convince you to pay money in order to get rid of all these threats. Be sure not to pay money as it will be difficult to get them back. Do not trust in Antivirus Smart Protection. Use a reliable antimalware tool to remove the malware.
Aliases: AntivirusSmartProtection.How to Stop a Running Process
Stop These Processes:
Find and Delete These Files:
- %AppData%\Antivirus Smart Protection\ScanDisk_.exe
- %StartMenu%\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk
- %Programs%\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk
- %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk
- %Desktop%\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk
- %AppData%\Antivirus Smart Protection\Instructions.ini
Antivirus Smart Protection Removal Guide Automatic Removal Instructions
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