Thursday, October 13, 2011

Remove Antivirus Scan

Antivirus Scan is a malware infection program which enters your computers via Trojans. Antivirus Scan is particularly modern in that it is also transmitted through social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and more. Once installed, Antivirus Scan will begin performing security scans. It is important to remember that these scans and the security alerts which result after the scan are nothing more than a scam and should not be trusted. Here are some examples of messages which indicate Antivirus Scan:
Windows Security alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now.

INFILTRATION ALERT
Your computer is being attacked by a Internet Virus. It could be a password stealing attack, a trojan – dropper or similar.
After running a series of security messages, the malware will tell you the best way to remove these infections is by purchasing a copy of its software. Do not purchase anything from Antivirus Scan. Instead, remove it as soon as possible. For assistance with removing this malware and other viruses contact smartsupport. Their experts will be able to walk you through the removal process and advise you on how to better protect your computer in the future.

How to Remove HDD Doctor

HDD Doctor (or HDDoctor as it is occasionally spelled) is a rogue software program which will hijack your computer and cause problems. This malware program is similar to other malware viruses in that it will enter your computer and once installed begin announcing security threats, alerts and more. A program box will pop up which is meant to look like a doctor’s pad which lists the “problems” it has found. These security alerts are nothing to truly be worried about, they are only fabrication of the true virus which HDD Doctor. HDD Doctor will then prompt you to purchase it software claiming it will take care of the threats it found. If by mistake you did give your credit card number to purchase HDD Doctor, contact your financial institution as soon as possible and dispute the charges. Warning messages which indicate you have HDD Doctor on your computer include:

Confirmation
HDD doctor detected an error on your hard drive when trying to access a file C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe Perform data recovery now?

Disk Error
Can not find file: C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe File may be deleted or corrupt. It is strongly recommended to check the disk for errors.

Serious system error
The system will reboot in 37 seconds Windows can not continue operating due to fatal system error. Windows was forced to restart. All unsaved data will be lost.

Confirmation
The system disk contains a large number of critical errors. Windows could not fix most of them. You can install install trial version of the third party software "HDD doctor" to fix found bugs. Install "HDD doctor" now?
The only thing to do with HDD Doctor is removing fully from your computer. For assistance with removing malware, contact smartsupport.

How to Manually Uninstall/Remove Scanner

Scanner is a rogue malware program which can infiltrate your computer and try to trick you into purchasing its illegitimate software. Scanner is virtually a clone of a previous malware program known as Antivirus Action and is also similar to its predecessor Antivirus Scan. All these infections work in a similar manner and must be removed as soon as they are discovered.
When Scanner is installed on your system it will begin conducting fake scans and bombarding your computer with security alert announcements indicating malware issues named:

*CPush
*SillyDl BCL
*Zlob AN
*Win32.Grams.I

A legitimate looking anti-virus software program box will pop-up announcing the issues and prompting you to purchase a licensed copy of Scanner which will claim to be able to remove all the problems it is finding on your computer. The threats and Scanner are all fraudulent and you should never purchase a copy of the software. Instead you will need to take the steps necessary to remove the virus for good. Contact an expert at smartsupport for advice and assistance to remove Scanner and find a solution to better protect your computer in the future.

Remove Disk Repair Manually

Disk Repair, though it appears similar to the real thing, is actually a rogue optimization program. This means it looks like a helpful diagnostic tool but is actually designed to falsely convince you that your computer has major problems. It will ultimately request that you purchase a fake software upgrade to fix the problem.
Disk Repair is most often encountered in Trojan form and will suddenly alert you to problems with your hard drive. It will also prompt you to install Disk Repair to scan for problems and once installed, it will begin a “scan” of your hard drive. The scan will result in a number of errors and other problems and your files will also begin to error constantly when this program is running. It is important that you NOT delete any files from your Temp folder or use any Temp folder cleaners as this is where backups of the shortcuts the virus deletes are stored. It will also prevent other, legitimate, anti-virus programs from running to protect itself from being deleted.

Contact smartsupport for safe removal of this virus and any damage it may have caused. If you’ve already paid for a fake software upgrade, contact your financial institution immediately to resolve the charges.

Uninstall HDD Rescue with these Instructions

HDD Rescue, unfortunately, is actually a rogue optimization program in spite of how it looks. This means it looks like a diagnostic system tool but is actually designed to convince you that your computer has major hard drive problems that don’t exist. It will ultimately request that you purchase a fake software upgrade to fix the problem.
HDD Rescue is most often encountered in Trojan form and will suddenly alert you to problems with your hard drive. It will also prompt you to install HDD Rescue to scan for problems and once installed, it will begin a “scan” of your hard drive. The scan will result in a number of errors and other problems and your files will begin to error constantly when this program is running. It will also display a number of errors from your windows task bar, stating that there is a “critical error” with your system. It will also prevent other, legitimate, anti-virus programs from running to protect itself from being deleted.

Contact smartsupport for safe removal of this virus and any damage it may have caused. If you’ve already paid for a fake software upgrade, contact your financial institution immediately to resolve the charges

Manually Uninstall Smart HDD with this Guide

Smart HDD, though it appears similar to the real thing, is actually a rogue optimization program. This means it looks like a helpful diagnostic tool but is actually designed to falsely convince you that your computer has major problems. It will ultimately request that you purchase a fake software upgrade to fix the problem.
Smart HDD is most often encountered in Trojan form and will suddenly alert you to problems with your hard drive. It will also prompt you to install Smart HDD to scan for problems and once installed, it will begin a “scan” of your hard drive. The scan will result in a number of errors and other problems and your files will also begin to error constantly when this program is running. It is important that you NOT delete any files from your Temp folder or use any Temp folder cleaners as this is where backups of the shortcuts the virus deletes are stored. It will also prevent other, legitimate, anti-virus programs from running to protect itself from being deleted.

Contact smartsupport for safe removal of this virus and any damage it may have caused. If you’ve already paid for a fake software upgrade, contact your financial institution immediately to resolve the charges.

Steps to Remove Personal Internet Security 2011 (Uninstall Guide)

Personal Internet Security 2011 is a scam malware program which enters your through advertisements online. You will most likely not be able to detect the infection while it is installing itself on your computer. It is not until it begins conducting fake scans of your computer that you will begin to see the infection at work. Although the scans appear legitimate, they are very much a rip-off. Personal Internet Security 2011 and other malware programs from the Virus Doctor family are not able to actually check your computer for viruses, worm and Trojans, they can only fabricate threats and risks which they announce at the end of the scan. Some of the fake alerts will look like this:


System alert
Personal Internet Security 2011 has detected potentially harmful software in
your system. It is strongly recommended that you register
Personal Internet Security 2011 to remove all found threats immediately.

System warning
No real-time malware, spyware and virus protection was
found. Click here to activate.
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: 128.154.26.11
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys

The Personal Internet Security 2011 program will open a box announcing it has found a variety of alerts and that you should “clean now”. At some point, the infection will prompt you to purchase a licensed copy of the software which has been the intent of the program all along – to trick you into buying something you don’t need and will get nothing for in return. Do not purchase Personal Internet Security 2011. Instead determine the best way to remove the infection as soon as possible. Contact smartsupport for assistance with quickly removing the infection and finding a better anti-virus protection solution to ensure no more problems arise in the future.

Steps to Get Rid of ProtectShield

ProtectShield is a computer infection which does the exact opposite of protecting your computer. It usually will enter our computer via backdoor Trojans which typically come from bad websites, dodgy downloads and other unwholesome online locations. ProtectShield can install itself completely undetected and will then start causing problems. The worst part is, the virus will be so fully installed on your computer it will not go away when your turn your system off. The goal of ProtectShield is to trick computer users into buying software which does nothing for their computer. It will start is nefarious process by performing fake scans of your system. In reality, ProtectShield is not actually searching through your computer. It is simply a showing a moving photo indicating a scan. Of course these scans always turn up a range of security alerts, threat messages and more. At this point it will tell you the only way to remove all these threats by purchasing a copy of ProtectShield.
Do not purchase anything from malicious malware like ProtectShield. A real, legitimate anti-virus program should be purchased to better protect your computer but ProtectShield is not the answer. Instead, contact smartsupport for advice and assistance with removing the virus so your computer can get back to operating order.

How to Remove Palladium Pro

Another member of the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials family, Palladium Pro is a rogue anti-virus program which will need to be removed from your computer as soon as it is detected. Palladium Pro appears legitimate and when it enters your computer it will announce the presence of a security threat: Unknown Win32.Trojan. A box will pop-up recommending your install Palladium Pro, when you hit “OK” the virus will be completely installed on your computer. It will perform a variety of computer scans which will turn up threats and alerts such as:
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Solution found
Microsoft Security Center has detected the submitted suspicious file as "Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a". Threat level - very high. Required action - Antivirus software is required to find and delete all traces of the virus. Click "Ok" to allow operation system to install the trial version of Palladium to solve the problem. System reboot is required to complete the installation.
These threats are a scam, just like Palladium Pro. The malware program will eventually indicate you must purchase a licensed copy of the software in order to have the threats removed. Do not purchase Palladium Pro. If you do purchase the program before knowing it is a scam, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Next, take the steps to remove the virus. Chat with an expert at smartsupport for assistance with removing the virus and finding a better solution for protecting your computer.

Manually Uninstall Windows Optimization Center

Windows Optimization Center, though it looks like anti-virus software, is actually a virus itself. This software, part of the Microsoft Security Essentials virus, aims to convince you that your computer is infected with Trojans and other non-existent viruses by running fake scans of your system.
Once present, Microsoft Security Essentials will produce an alert saying that it has encountered Unknown Win32/Trojan, prompting you to run a scan of your computer to check for other “viruses” which will result in it finding Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a. Once you select to remove the virus, it will prompt you to install Windows Optimization Center – or any one of the many iterations of this virus – and once you do, it will reboot your computer. Once rebooted, Windows Optimization Center will reopen and continuously scan your computer and request that you pay for an upgrade to the fake software. You’ll also find that your Windows Explorer and task bar will not open until you do so.

Despite appearances, you should not be alarmed by this malicious software. Under no circumstance should you pay for an upgraded version; if you already have, contact your financial institution. For secure removal of the virus and its damage, contact smartsupport.

Uninstall Remove HDD Low with These Instructions

HDD Low, unfortunately, is actually a rogue optimization program in spite of how real it looks. This means it looks like a diagnostic system tool but is actually designed to convince you that your computer has major hard drive problems that don’t exist. It will ultimately request that you purchase a fake software upgrade to fix the problem.
HDD Low is most often encountered in Trojan form and will suddenly alert you to problems with your hard drive. It will also prompt you to install HDD Low to scan for problems and once installed, it will begin a “scan” of your hard drive. The scan will result in a number of errors and other problems and your files will begin to error constantly when this program is running. It will also display a number of errors from your windows task bar, stating that there is a “critical error” with your system. It will also prevent other, legitimate, anti-virus programs from running to protect itself from being deleted.

Contact smartsupport for safe removal of this virus and any damage it may have caused. If you’ve already paid for a fake software upgrade, contact your financial institution immediately to resolve the charges.

Manually Remove Cloud Protection Rogue

Unfortunately, Cloud Protection is a rogue antispyware program that is itself a virus from the rogue family WinAvPro. Its goal is to convince you that your computer has multiple spyware infections that it doesn’t actually have.
Cloud Protection is most often encountered through hacked or malicious websites and installs itself without your knowledge or ever having approved it, and will only become evident when it runs a fake scan of your system and produces warnings that you have multiple spyware threats. When you select to remove the infections, you will be prompted to upgrade to the full, paid version of Cloud Protection. The infecting viruses it lists and the protection it offers are completely fabricated. In addition to the fake scan, some iterations of this virus will also install ZeroAccess rootkit which will prevent any real anti-spyware software from running and identifying it as a rogue, as well as terminating most other programs, instead returning an alert that the program in question is malicious.


To securely remove Cloud Protection and any damage it may have caused, please contact Smart Support. If you have already purchased an upgrade, you should contact your credit card company to dispute the charges.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How to Remove HDD Fix

HDD Fix, though it appears similar to the real thing, is actually a rogue optimization program. This means it looks like a helpful diagnostic tool but is actually designed to falsely convince you that your computer has major problems. It will ultimately request that you purchase a fake software upgrade to fix the problem.
HDD Fix is most often encountered in Trojan form and will suddenly alert you to problems with your hard drive. It will also prompt you to install HDD Fix to scan for problems and once installed, it will begin a “scan” of your hard drive. The scan will result in a number of errors and other problems and your files will also begin to error constantly when this program is running. It is important that you NOT delete any files from your Temp folder or use any Temp folder cleaners as this is where backups of the shortcuts the virus deletes are stored. It will also prevent other, legitimate, anti-virus programs from running to protect itself from being deleted. 

Contact smartsupport for safe removal of this virus and any damage it may have caused. If you’ve already paid for a fake software upgrade, contact your financial institution immediately to resolve the charges.

Uninstall Memory Fixer Guide

Though Memory Fixer looks very similar to a real system analysis program, it is actually rogue software, meaning that while it appears as legitimate optimization software, it is completely fake. Memory Fixer is usually installed unknowingly via Trojan viruses and once it is present, will create an alert stating that there is something wrong with your hard drive and that you should install Memory Fixer to check for issues.
Once you do install Memory Fixer, the program will restart your computer and cause numerous errors when you try to launch or delete files. It will also run a fake scan of your computer and return a long list of infections that it says is to blame. When using the defragment tool, the virus will move the system to a falsified Safe Mode and not defragment any files and when you select to remove the issues that the scan finds, it will prompt you to pay for a software upgrade. With this virus it is also important to not delete any files in your Temp Files folder.

If you’ve already paid to upgrade Memory Fixer, please contact your financial institution. To have the virus and its damage safely removed, contact smartsupport.

Manually Remove AntiVirus System 2011

AntiVirus System 2011 is a type of rogue software that masquerades as an anti-spyware program. It is typically unknowingly downloaded via Trojans and, once downloaded, it will install itself into your system. The goal of the software is to convince you that your computer is infected with various malicious files, and it does this by installing the files, actually harmless, into your Temp folder on installation.
The next time you start your computer, multiple security “alerts” will begin to appear and the virus will run an automatic “scan” of your system to check for virus threats. Of course it will produce a long list of fake viruses that it finds, but if you select to remove them it will prompt you to pay for a software upgrade. The software also disables other parts of your computer at the same time so that any real anti-virus software is unable to remove it. 

If you think you have been infected with AntiVirus System 2011, contact smartsupport to have it and any damage it may have caused removed. If you’ve already paid to upgrade the virus software, contact your financial institution to register the charges as fraudulent.

Remove My Disk with these Steps

My Disk is a dangerous computer malware program which will attempt to trick you into purchasing a copy of its fraudulent anti-virus software program. My Disk can do nothing which is truly beneficial for your computer and will only cause problems. The infection will access your computer through backdoor Trojans which typically come from malicious websites, downloads or a shared computer network. My Disk will first perform a computer scan and then will prompt you to install its “free” program because it has detected a threat to your system. Once installed, My Disk will continue running its fake scans and turning about a series of warnings and alerts such as:
Critical Error! Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk. Critical Error Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive. Critical Error RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure. Critical Error Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error These warnings are meant to scare you into purchasing a licensed copy of My Disk which is no more helpful than the free program which was installed because all the alert messages are just scams. In truth there probably is not a problem with your Hard Drive or RAM memory but My Disk does make operating your computer very difficult and it should be removed as soon as possible. Chat with an expert at smartsupport to learn the methods for removing My Disk and determine what will be more effective for your needs.

Steps to Remove Disk OK

Disk OK is a scam computer program which is very similar in appearance to Fast Disk with the same bad intentions. Disk OK is installed via Trojans which allow viruses and malware programs to slip in undetected by your computer and potentially any anti-virus programs which you have installed on your computer. Disk OK will begin a fake computer scan which will announce the presence of a threat, indicating you should install Disk OK to solve the problem. Once installed, Disk OK will begin bombarding your computer with more alerts such as:

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
Scanning for hard drive errors...
Hard drive scan helps to detect and resolve hard drive problems and system performance issues.

Disk OK also has the ability to make it difficult for you to open computer programs such as Notepad and more. When you attempt to perform a real computer scan, Disk OK will interrupt the operation announcing you cannot access the computer’s registry. 

The only solution to manually or automatically remove Disk OK before further damage can be done. Contact smartsupport for assistance and guidance removing the infection and getting your computer more protected in the future.

How to Remove Fast Disk

As the name implies, Fast Disk is a program which claims to boost and enhance your computer’s performance. In reality the program is a fake and enters your computer through Trojans which come from downloads and dodgy websites. Once Fast Disk has made it onto your computer, it will begin displaying a series of security threats and a message announcing your computer is at risk. These alerts are meant to scare you into installing Fast Disk. Once installed, Fast Disk will start up along with your computer. The security alert messages will keep coming. Fast Disk will open a program box which will claim your hard drives and RAM memory are IN DANGER and the malicious program will indicate the only solution is to download a licensed copy of Fast Disk anti-virus. Do not buy Fast Disk. If you do purchase Fast Disk, contact your bank or credit card company and dispute the charges since they are from a scam company for a fake program.

It is critical to have Fast Disk removed as soon as you discover it is on your computer. Because Fast Disk usually infiltrates your computer through Trojans, this may indicate you have other viruses on your computer as well. Contact smartsupport to learn how to remove all these infections and better protect your computer moving ahead to ensure your personal information and computer are safe.

Remove Good Memory

Good Memory, unfortunately, is actually a rogue optimization program in spite of how real it looks. This means it looks like a diagnostic system tool but is actually designed to convince you that your computer has major hard drive problems that don’t exist. It will ultimately request that you purchase a fake software upgrade to fix the problem.
Good Memory is most often encountered in Trojan form and will suddenly alert you to problems with your hard drive. It will also prompt you to install Good Memory to scan for problems and once installed, it will begin a “scan” of your hard drive. The scan will result in a number of errors and other problems and your files will begin to error constantly when this program is running. It will also display a number of errors from your windows task bar, stating that there is a “critical error” with your system. It will also prevent other, legitimate, anti-virus programs from running to protect itself from being deleted. 

Contact smartsupport for safe removal of this virus and any damage it may have caused. If you’ve already paid for a fake software upgrade, contact your financial institution immediately to resolve the charges.

Manually Remove Windows System Optimizator

Despite how it may look, Windows System Optimizator is actually rogue anti-virus software intended to look like the real thing and trick you into believing that your computer is infected with a variety of viruses, none of which are real. It is part of the Microsoft Security Essentials virus.
The Microsoft Security Essentials virus is most often downloaded without the user’s knowledge and, once present, it will activate an alert stating that your system might be infected with a Trojan virus (Unknown Win32/Trojan). It will prompt you to run a scan of your computer to check for other viruses and once the scan finishes, it will alert you to Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a. It will also then encourage you to install Windows System Optimizator in order to remove the threats and reboot your computer. Once rebooted, however, this fake anti-virus program will continuously run a “scan” of your system and prevent access to the rest of your computer until you pay for an upgrade to the software. 

Be assured that the software and any viruses it finds are fabricated. If you’ve already paid for an upgrade, contact your financial institution. To have this virus and any damage it may have caused safely removed, contact smartsupport.

Uninstall Disk Optimizer Rogue

Disk Optimizer, though it appears similar to the real thing, is actually a rogue optimization program. This means it looks like a helpful diagnostic tool but is actually designed to falsely convince you that your computer has major problems. It will ultimately request that you purchase a fake software upgrade to fix the problem.
Disk Optimizer is most often encountered in Trojan form and will suddenly alert you to problems with your hard drive. It will also prompt you to install Disk Optimizer to scan for problems and once installed, it will begin a “scan” of your hard drive. The scan will result in a number of errors and other problems and your files will also begin to error constantly when this program is running. It is important that you NOT delete any files from your Temp folder or use any Temp folder cleaners as this is where backups of the shortcuts the virus deletes are stored. It will also prevent other, legitimate, anti-virus programs from running to protect itself from being deleted.

Contact smartsupport for safe removal of this virus and any damage it may have caused. If you’ve already paid for a fake software upgrade, contact your financial institution immediately to resolve the charges.

Steps to Remove Windows Optimization and Security

Windows Optimization and Security is another member of the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials family and operates in a similar manner as other rogue anti-spyware programs intent on getting your money without offering any legitimate software in return. Windows Optimization and Security will begin infiltrating your computer by announcing the presence of unknown Win32/Trojan on your computer which is cause for concern for most computer users who understand the dangers of Trojans. The alert appears like this:

·         Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details

Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

The rogue program will then ask you to start a scan and once initiated the scan will turn up all kinds of Trojan problems and begin scaring you into thinking there is a real problem with your computer. In truth, the only problem is most likely Windows Optimization and Security itself. The program will then prompt you to install its anti-spyware program and once installed will indicate you need to purchase a licensed copy in order for it to remove all the Trojans it has found. Do not purchase a copy of Windows Optimization and Security. Instead, figure out how to remove the fraudulent program from your computer and find a genuine anti-virus program which can protect your system moving ahead. Chat with an expert at smartsupport for advice on removing Windows Optimization and Security.

Simple Steps to Remove Guard Online

Just another computer infection, Guard Online is a malicious anti-spyware program which can install itself undetected on your computer and begin causing problems. Guard Online typically comes from compromised and dodgy websites which have been hacked and are sending out infections to anyone who visits. Once the infection has managed to get into your computer it will begin conducting security scans. These scans are nothing more than a scam. They will always turn up positive with a series of security alerts and threats no matter the actual state of your computer. Examples of Guard Online messages include:

svchost.exe
svchost.exe was replaced with unauthorized program.
It has encountered a problem and needs to close.
If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.
Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
We have created an error report that you can send to us. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.
·         Windows Security Alert
To help
protect your computer, Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program.
Do you want to keep blocking this program?
Name: Zeus Trojan
Publisher: Unauthorized

Warning! Infection found
Unauthorized sending E-MAIL with subject "RE:" to <fake email here> was CANCELLED.
The infection will then prompt you to purchase a copy of it anti-virus software, Guard Online. This is a fake program and under no circumstances should you purchase a copy of their software. It will not actually clean up your system the way an authentic anti-virus program can. Instead, contact smartsupport for assistance with removing the Guard Online infection and finding a real anti-virus program to protect your computer.

How to Remove System Restore

System Restore is a scam program which claims it can help optimize your computer and remove security threats. This infection is part of the Windows Restore, Windows Update and Window Repair malware package, all of which are fraudulent programs which should not be trusted. Once installed on your computer, System Restore will launch a program window which looks fairly legitimate. It will announce errors which it has detected. Of course these error messages are as fake as System Restore and no reason to cause you serious concern. Other messages include:

·         Memory error

·         Hard disk clusters

·         PC  initializing problems

Once System Restore has announced the threats, it will prompt you to purchase a licensed copy of its program to remove the problems. Do not give your credit card number to System Restore and do not attempt to download anything from the rogue program. If by accident you purchased a copy, contact your financial institution or credit card company and dispute the charges as a scam. The most important thing to do is remove System Restore from your computer as soon as possible and install a legitimate anti-virus software program which will truly protect your computer in the future. For assistance with removing System Restore contact smartsupport.

Monday, October 10, 2011

How to Remove Memory Optimizer Using this Guide

Memory Optimizer, though it appears similar to the real thing, is actually a rogue optimization program. This means it looks like a helpful diagnostic tool but is actually designed to falsely convince you that your computer has major problems. It will ultimately request that you purchase a fake software upgrade to fix the problem.
Memory Optimizer is most often encountered in Trojan form and will suddenly alert you to problems with your hard drive. It will also prompt you to install Memory Optimizer to scan for problems and once installed, it will begin a “scan” of your hard drive. The scan will result in a number of errors and other problems and your files will also begin to error constantly when this program is running. It is important that you NOT delete any files from your Temp folder or use any Temp folder cleaners as this is where backups of the shortcuts the virus deletes are stored. It will also prevent other, legitimate, anti-virus programs from running to protect itself from being deleted.

Contact smartsupport for safe removal of this virus and any damage it may have caused. If you’ve already paid for a fake software upgrade, contact your financial institution immediately to resolve the charges.

Manually Remove Windows Utility Tool with these Instructions

Windows Utility Tool, though it looks like anti-virus software, is actually a virus itself. This software, part of the Microsoft Security Essentials virus, aims to convince you that your computer is infected with Trojans and other non-existent viruses by running fake scans of your system.
Once present, Microsoft Security Essentials will produce an alert saying that it has encountered Unknown Win32/Trojan, prompting you to run a scan of your computer to check for other “viruses” which will result in it finding Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a. Once you select to remove the virus, it will prompt you to install Windows Utility Tool – or any one of the many iterations of this virus – and once you do, it will reboot your computer. Once rebooted, Windows Utility Tool will reopen and continuously scan your computer and request that you pay for an upgrade to the fake software. You’ll also find that your Windows Explorer and task bar will not open until you do so.

Despite appearances, you should not be alarmed by this malicious software. Under no circumstance should you pay for an upgraded version; if you already have, contact your financial institution. For secure removal of the virus and its damage, contact smartsupport.

How to Remove Windows Universal Tool

Windows Universal Tool may have a legitimate sounding name, but it is as fraudulent as the rest of its family - the “Fake Microsoft Security Essentials” infection. When the infection enters your computer it will begin security scans which announce the presence of a dangerous intruder, “Unknown Win32/Trojan”. If you see either of the following alerts, you will know your computer has been hit by Windows Universal Tool:

·         Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details

Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

·         Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a serious possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full
system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

Do not install the software. The solution that Windows Universal Tool suggests is to purchase a copy of its ant-spyware software. This is of course not real software and will not remove any viruses or Trojans from your computer. Do not give this program your credit card number. Instead, take the steps necessary to remove the infection and protect your computer and personal information. To learn how to remove Windows Universal Tool, talk with someone at smartsupport for assistance.

Restore your Computer from an Antivirus .NET Infection

A member of the Antivirus Scan family, Antivirus .NET is a tricky anti-spyware program which can infiltrate your system with fake security alerts and other problems. Antivirus .NET has the ability to configure itself and begin operating as soon as it accesses your system through security holes and malicious websites or downloads. It will begin conducting scans of your computer, claiming to be checking for viruses and other threats. In truth it will not be doing anything besides presenting itself as an image on your monitor. Once the scan is complete, Antivirus .NET will send out warning messages such as:

· Security Warning
Application cannot be executed. The file defrag.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your
antivirus softwarenow?


Do not let these kinds of warning scare you into purchasing a copy of the malicious anti-virus program. The infection will pop open a legitimate looking Antivirus .NET program complete with a tag line – “Protecting every second” and a list of problems found on your computer. These are false and the only course of action is to take the steps to remove the infection. This can be done automatically with a legitimate anti-virus program or manually. Talk to a specialist at smartsupport for ideas and the steps to get your computer cleaned up and back in operational order.

About the AVG Antivirus 2011 and how to Remove It

AVG Antivirus 2011 is a cunning rogue spyware program with a name shockingly similar to the authentic anti-virus program AVG Anti-Virus 2011. It is important to see the difference between the two programs because one is a diabolical infection which can cause serious damage to your computer if not removed quickly. When AVG Antivirus 2011 infects your computer it will begin conducting fake security scans. These scans are simply an image and there is no actual back work occurring which could discover real threats. These scans will always come up positive, announcing a series of warnings including:


·         Warning!
Once installed on your machine, NetPumper may start monitoring your web browsing habits, such as what pages you usually load and what search terms you usually type in the search page. NetPumper may also deliver excessive pop-up advertisements even when you are not browsing the
Internet. NetPumper also an ability to slow down your computer performance by using your hard drive recourses in order to deliver advertisements on your computer screen.
·         Warning! Identity theft attempt detected!
Attacker IP: <random IP address>
Attack Target: Microsoft Corp. Keys
Description: Remote host tries to get access to your
personal information.
All the threats are intimidating and will instruct you to purchase a copy of AVG Antivirus 2011. The program will open showing a diagnostic center which appears legitimate but it is not. Do not give any credit card information to this scam. Instead, take the necessary steps to remove the infection manually or automatically and protect your computer better in the future. Talk to smartsupport for next step advice. 

Getting Virus Removal Help for Windows Security and Control

As a member of the fake Microsoft Security Essentials family of rouge anti-virus programs, Windows Security and Control is designed to frighten users into thinking their computers are infected and purchasing fake virus removal products. This program is both a virus and a credit card scam, but if you recognize the signs, you can protect your system and get the safe professional removal help you need.
Windows Security and Control initially enters your computer via Trojans, and once in place, it will present you with an alert message suggesting that your computer may be infected with an unknown threat. You’ll be prompted to run a scan for further detail. If you agree, the fake scan will reveal an infected file, and you’ll be instructed to install Windows Security and Control to remove the virus. If you agree, the virus will automatically download and install itself and your computer will reboot. From that point forward, your normal Windows functions will be ransomed, and you’ll be presented with a series of alerts, warnings and scan prompts in an effort to convince you to purchase fake removal software. Don’t become alarmed and don’t buy anything. Instead, call smartsupport for safe, effective removal help.

Protect Yourself from Windows Scan

Windows Scan is a fake optimization program, or a computer virus that masquerades as a defragmentation solution. This virus is designed to present users with alerts, warnings and fake scans that suggest their computers are infected. Frightened users are then encouraged to enter their credit card information to purchase virus removal software that doesn’t exist.
Windows Scan typically enters your system through Trojans, and once in place, it will present you with an initial warning that one or more of the files in your system may be infected. You’ll be prompted to download and install a program that will solve the potential problem. If you click on this prompt, the virus will automatically download and install itself on your system, and will begin running each time you open Windows. Your normal Windows functions will be ransomed, and you’ll be presented with continual alerts and scan prompts along with urgent prompts to buy the fake removal solution. Don’t be frightened into buying anything and don’t offer your credit card information under any circumstances. Instead, call smartsupport for professional removal help. If you’ve already offered your information, call your credit card company and let them know the charges resulted from a scam.

Recognize and Remove Windows Risk Eliminator

Windows Risk Eliminator is part of a large family of rouge anti-virus software programs known as the Microsoft Security Essentials Suite. All of these programs are designed to present users with warnings and alerts in order to scare them into believing their computers are infected and convince them to buy fake removal software. Protect yourself by recognizing these infections and calling smart support for safe professional removal help.
Windows Risk Eliminator may enter your computer through Trojans or contact with infected sites. Once it gains access to your system, you’ll be presented with an alert message stating that threats have been detected within your files. You’ll be asked to run a scan for more detail. The fake scan will reveal that one of your files has been infected with Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a. You’ll be instructed to download and install Windows Risk Eliminator to solve the problem. If you agree, the virus will install itself on your computer and your system will reboot.

From that point forward, your normal windows operations will be ransomed, and you’ll be presented with numerous alerts and scan prompts, all designed to scare you into purchasing fake removal software. Don’t buy anything, and don’t offer your credit card information for any reason. Instead, call smartsupport to get the help you need.

Problems with Windows Antispyware Solution? Get Reliable Help.

Windows Antispyware Solution is one of several rogue antispyware programs that make up the fake Microsoft Security Essentials Suite. This family of antivirus programs tends to infect systems in a similar fashion, and once downloaded and installed, these programs attempt to scare users into believing their systems are compromised and purchasing fake solutions.
Windows Antispyware Solution may enter your system through Trojans via contact with infected websites. The program will present you with an alert message suggesting that one or more of your files may be infected and encouraging you to run a scan for more information. If you agree to the fake scan, you’ll be shown evidence of multiple infections and problems, and meanwhile the virus will automatically download and install itself on your system.

From this point forward, the program will run whenever you turn on your system and open Windows. You’ll be presented with error alerts, your normal Windows screen will be ransomed, and you’ll be instructed to buy removal software to restore control over your operations. Don’t be frightened, and don’t be misled into buying anything. Call smartsupport for removal help, and if you’ve already offered your credit card information, call your card company and let them know that the charges resulted from a scam.

Protecting Your System from Windows Disk

Windows Disk is a virus that masquerades as a computer optimization tool. It functions by taking over windows operations and presenting users with a variety of error and alert messages suggesting that their computers have become infected or their hard drive files have been compromised. The program is intended to scare users into believing their systems are threatened. Frightened users are then convinced to purchase a fake solution, or de-fragmentation program. In this way, the program is not just a virus but also a credit card scam.
Windows Disk may enter your system through Trojans. Once inside, the program will offer you an initial error message suggesting your system may be infected and encouraging you to run a scan or download a program to fix the problem. If you click on this alert, the program will automatically download and install itself on your system. From that point forward, you’ll be presented with numerous error messages and prompts, your windows functions may be hijacked, and your files and folders may be moved or changed. Don’t panic, and don’t buy anything or offer your credit card information. Instead, call smartsupport for reliable removal help.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Remove Windows Software Protection

Added to the long line of rogue anti-spyware programs is Windows Software Protection. This software, part of the much larger and extremely damaging Microsoft Security Essentials virus, looks just like real anti-virus software and aims to convince you that your computer is infected with spyware and other non-existant viruses.
This piece of software is usually installed unknowingly and will produce an alert saying that it has encountered Unknown Win32/Trojan, prompting you to run a scan of your computer to check for other “viruses” which will result in it finding Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a. Once you select to remove the virus, it will prompt you to install Windows Software Protection and once you do, it will reboot your computer. Once rebooted, Windows Software Protection will reopen and continuously scan your computer and request that you pay for an upgrade to the fake software. You’ll also find that your Windows Explorer and task bar will not open until you do so. 

Unfortunately, this malicious software works by holding the functionality of your computer hostage. Under no circumstance should you pay for an upgraded version; if you already have, contact your financial institution. For secure removal of the virus and its damage, contact smartsupport.

Windows Safety Protection (Guide To Remove)

Windows Safety Protection, though it appears like a legitimate Windows application, is actually a rogue virus intended to look like real anti-virus software and trick you into believing that your computer is infected with a variety of viruses and threats, none of which are real.
The Windows Safety Protection virus is most often downloaded without the user’s knowledge and, once present, it will activate an alert stating that your system might be infected with a Trojan horse virus (Unknown Win32/Trojan). It will prompt you to run a scan of your computer to check for other viruses and once the scan finishes, it will alert you to Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a. It will also then encourage you to install Windows Safety Protection in order to remove the threats and reboot your computer. Once rebooted, however, this fake anti-virus program will continuously run a “scan” of your system and prevent access to the rest of your computer until you pay for an upgrade to the software. 

If you’ve already paid for an upgrade, contact your financial institution and tell them the charges are fraudulent. To have this virus and any damage it may have caused safely removed, contact smartsupport.

Disk Recovery Removal

Disk Recovery, though it looks very convincing, is actually a rogue optimization program. This means it looks like a helpful system tool but is completely fake and is actually designed to convince you that your computer has major problems, ultimately requesting that you purchase a fake software upgrade to fix the problem.
Disk Recovery is most often encountered in Trojan form and will suddenly alert you to hard drive issues. It will also prompt you to install Disk Recovery to assess the damage and once installed, it will begin a “scan” of your hard drive, resulting in a number of errors and other problems. Your desktop and files will also begin to error constantly when this program is running, but it is important that you NOT delete any files from your Temp folder or use any Temp folder cleaners as this is where backups of the shortcuts the virus deletes are stored. It will also prevent other, legitimate, anti-virus programs from running to protect itself from being deleted. Contact smartsupport for safe removal of this virus and any damage it may have caused. If you’ve already paid for a fake software upgrade, contact your financial institution immediately to resolve the charges.

Learn How To Remove Windows Software Guard

Windows Software Guard is yet another anti-spyware program which is a fake. This program only causes problems, it never can solve them. This particular virus is part of a collection of infections known as Fake Microsoft Security Essentials. All these infections enter computers disguised as legitimate programs issued by Microsoft Windows. Once on your computer, the virus will begin conducting fake scans which end in a series of warnings. It will then prompt your to purchase Windows Software Guard to remove the fake threats. If you download the program your computer will restart and you will be stuck with one big virus that needs to be removed as soon as possible. The virus will tell you to purchase a copy of its anti-spyware. This is the virus’s main intent, to get your money even though it can’t offer legitimate anti-virus support.



If you find Windows Software Guard lurking on your machine you will need to remove the virus as soon as possible. This will save you from even more infections and having personal information lost or stolen. For further assistance talk considering contact smartsupport for advice on how to remove the virus and protect your computer better in the future.

How To Remove Security Guard 2012

Security Guard 2012 is a computer virus which can take control of your computer and make your technology life difficult until it is removed. When this virus infiltrates a computer, it begins shutting down programs and making the computer nearly unworkable. Other side effects of the virus include tons of pop-ups and advertisements as well as fake security scans which appear randomly on your computer screen. These scans usually turn up with viruses and Trojans which Security Guard 2012 will instruct you to remove by purchasing a program from their website. Although the Security Guard 2012 website may look authentic, it is not. Do not give your credit card number to this website. If by accident you have purchased a program pertaining to Security Guard 2012, call your credit card company as soon as possible to discuss the possibility of reversing the charges.


Security Guard 2012 is a threat to your computer and should be removed as soon as it is discovered. There are different ways to go about removing the virus such as deleting it manually or purchasing a legitimate anti-virus software program. Not all anti-virus programs will be able to fully remove Security Guard 2012 because it was coded with such precision it can often hide undetected. Contact smartsupport for assistance with taking the right first steps to remove Security Guard 2012.

Remove XP Anti-Spyware 2011, Vista Security 2011 and Win 7 Internet Security 2011

XP Anti-Spyware 2011, Vista Security 2011 and Win 7 Internet Security 2011 are all part of a computer infection which regularly changes its name between variations on one of the three to confuse anti-virus software programs and technicians attempting to remove the issue. The aliases genuinely sound as if they were sent as updates by Microsoft Windows specifically for your operating system. This infection is easy to confuse with a legitimate update and once it is installed it will begin messing with computer programs and systems such as Internet browsers, Windows Registry and even the Start Menu.

After installation, XP Anti-Spyware 2011, Vista Security 2011 and Win 7 Internet Security 2011 will begin scanning your computer and finding fake threats. Common messages include:
  • ·         System Danger!
  • ·         System Hijack!
  • ·         Privacy Threat!
  • ·         Stealth Intrusion!

You can ignore this threats and alerts and instead focus your energy on removing the real problem, the fake malware program. Once it has suggested your computer is in great danger it will prompt you to purchase a copy of it fraudulent software to remove the “so-called” problems. Do not purchase a copy. Instead, start working towards removing the infection. Removal of this infection will ensure your personal data is protected and your computer will begin operating normally again. Contact smartsupport for assistance with removing the infection and better protecting your computer in the future.