Somehow my PC got a SmartPCFix Malware. It reported me that there were thousands of viruses in my computer. It compelled me to purchase it so that I can remove those threats. Is this a real anti-virus software? It asked for about 3o dollars. I used Norton to have a full scan yesterday but nothing has been found so I don’t believe it. How can I uninstall this SmartPCFix malware?
What Is SmartPCFix Malware?
SmartPCFix plays a role as fake anti-virus. From its appearance to internal structure, it’s almost the same as other infamous fake malware virus. It’s well designed by very foxy cyber criminals. It looks like an anti-spyware that can give you a very deep impression the first time your see its interface. Of course, SmartPCFix malware has its own homepage. And from it’s home page, you can read some introductions about it. Well, from the information, you can only know that it’s an anti-virus. Don’t believe it. SmartPCFix can not give your computer any protections. What SmartPCFix can give you is only harm and will damage your computer operating system. This SmartPCFix fake anti-virus can be installed in Windows Vista as well. But you never can uninstall it from control panel or by some other normal uninstall steps.
SmartPCFix, as far as we concern, is a very scampish fake malware that can easily capture users’ computers and carry out a series of attacking and swindling. Just like some people described, in usual, they got this virus when they try to update some normal software or install some legal programs. They may be lack of experience so they would not read the clause or options carefully when they install something. So the Bundled SmartPCFix program may be installed at the same time if they check the related options. Also, some people may even think SmartPCFix is a very powerful anti-virus program. So they may be willing to install it. Anyway, this stuff is thoroughly not a good anti-virus program as well, even it’s a rogue program which can make your computer run in bad conditions.
What is the final purpose of SmartPCFix Malware? Once the malware virus has been installed into your computer. It will replace your formal real anti-virus programs without your permission, then it will change settings so that every time you start your computer, SmartPCFix will run automatically. At the same time, many other normal legitimate programs will be disabled by it. You can’t stop its running. Well, finally, it will pretend to start a scan and tell you that in your computer, many threats has been detected. Your computer is in very dangerous conditions. You have to use SmartPCFix to remove those viruses. However, the scan report is totally fake. Even there may be no any virus in your computer. When you try to remove those so called viruses or threats, the malware will not be available unless you purchase it. So obviously, this SmartPCFix is released to scam PC users’ money. Be careful!
Tips: A manual removal guide will be list below. However, the instructions are for those who are very familiar with the virus and good at computer. If you are not confident to get rid of SmartPCFix, you can contact YooCare/YooSecurity for help:
Screenshots of SmartPCFix Malware
Fake Functions of SmartPCFix
Fake Warning from SmartPCFix
Cardinal Symptoms of SmartPCFix Malware Infection
A. Your formal anti-virus programs will be replaced by SmartPCFix.
B. SmartPCFix always pops up scanning reports telling you that your computer is in danger.
C. You are always persuaded to purchase SmartPCFix fake anti-virus to protect your PC.
D. You almost can’t do anything freely with the virus in your computer. It will block formal software running.
E. Your computer runs more and more slowly after get this SmartPCFix malware.
Manually Remove SmartPCFix Malware with Sub Steps
Step 1: Try to plug out the internet cable then restart your computer normally. When you can see the desktop, plug in the cable again. If the virus doesn’t pop up, you can continue from step 3. (If it’s wireless connection, turn off/on instead of plugging in/out cable)
Step 2: Restart your computer in safe mode with networking. To do this, please keep pressing F8 key before windows launches until you get there shown as below:
Step 3: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the progress of SmartPCFix Malware. Because the name of SmartPCFix will be changed fast, it will be displayed with different names with random letters.
Step 4: Delete all the files related to SmartPCFix
Login to profile in which you are getting SmartPCFix Fake…
Go to my computer
Then press ALT button once
Go to tools on menu bar
Goth select Folder options…
Click on view tab
Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives
Click OK button
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\random.exe\
Video Guide to Remove Registry Entries That is Related to SmartPCFix Virus
Kindly remind: Don’t think that this notorious SmartPCFix Malware will leave your computer as time goes by. And be aware that this fake SmartPCFix malware cannot even provide your PC any protection. What it can give to you is only harm and damage. Don’t waste even a penny on it. When you realize what SmartPCFix is one day, you will be very remorseful. Never believe those so called free software! Don’t download to install those stuffs in your computer. They can not remove the SmartPCFix Virus for you, but also bring you much more other virus such as ransomware, scam virus even fake things. You may not be aware that those so called free software can be another cheater, which will make you gain just more loss. Please don’t take a chance to have a try. It’s nonsense. There is no free lunch! If you really can’t remove SmartPCFix yourself, please find an expert for assistance. This is the best choice.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 10, 2014 4:36 am