SmartPCFix Description

SmartPCFix is a rogue system cleaner that uses fake system alerts and misleading scan results to trick its victims into spending money on its software. Because SmartPCFix continues to display inaccurate system information whether or not you use SmartPCFix to ‘fix’ any detected errors, the proper response to SmartPCFix is to use anti-malware applications to remove SmartPCFix from your computer safely. malware experts also note that SmartPCFix shouldn’t be confused with Smart PC Fixer, a similar but separate type of fake system cleaner that uses somewhat different infection vectors than SmartPCFix.

Why It’s Not So Smart to Trust SmartPCFix to Repair Your Computer

SmartPCFix markets itself on its website as a system cleaner that can double-check and eliminate errors in your Registry, RAM, browser cookies and other areas of your PC. Despite promoting itself as a performance-enhancing utility, SmartPCFix doesn’t include any legitimate functions for deleting junk data or optimizing your computer’s performance.

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Instead, SmartPCFix is well-equipped with the typically exaggerated Internet warnings and fake scans that malware experts consider a mainstay part of the kit of any fake Registry cleaner. These alerts often include contents that are seemingly related to the components being scanned; for example, SmartPCFix may advise you about various nonexistent Registry errors that are trace components of previously-uninstalled programs or fake PC threats.
Buying SmartPCFix never is suggested by malware researchers, who rank SmartPCFix as a definite but low-level PC threat that doesn’t have any advantages to offer your PC’s performance or stability.

Outwitting SmartPCFix at Its Own Game

To make certain that no malware, including SmartPCFix, has a chance to interfere with the disinfection process, malware research team recommends booting in Safe Mode and, if necessary, taking other steps for disabling all observable PC threats.
The most prominent infection vector for SmartPCFix is, of course, its website, which does its utmost to promote SmartPCFix as a supposedly useful program. While this site has yet to be blacklisted (most likely resulting from a combination of the domain’s newness and the limited scope of SmartPCFix’s attacks), malware experts still recommend avoiding SmartPCFix if at all possible.

SmartPCFix Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with SmartPCFix? To safely & quickly detect SmartPCFix we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartPCFix 294
    2 %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartPCFix 290
    3 %APPDATA%\SmartPCFix 287
    4 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\SmartPCFix 284
    5 %PROGRAMFILES%\SmartPCFix 281
    6 %WINDIR%\Tasks\SmartPCFix Task.job 234
    7 %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\SmartPCFix Task 231
    8 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartPCFix 222
    9 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartPCFix 219

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Logon\{736818B1-28F7-444C-B735-F0D0190644FD}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{736818B1-28F7-444C-B735-F0D0190644FD}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SmartPCFix TaskSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SmartPCFix_is1HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}SmartPCFix_is1
Posted: May 16, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Detection Count: 14,390

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