Windows Smart Warden Description
Windows Smart Warden is a modern descendant of a subset of fake anti-malware scanners from the Rogue:Win32/FakePAV group, and like other FakePAV-based scamware, Windows Smart Warden creates fraudulent pop-up alerts and scanner results to confuse you about your computer’s health. This fake info feed is the initial step in a scam that hopes to persuade you to spend money on a version of Windows Smart Warden that can supposedly remove all errors and malicious software that Windows Smart Warden detects, but SpySpywareRemove.com malware experts place heavy emphasis on the fact that no version of Windows Smart Warden can be considered an effective security product. In fact, Windows Smart Warden may even be a definitive risk to your computer’s security, since Windows Smart Warden and other FakeVimes-based products have been known to disable security-related memory programs, and because of this danger, it’s recommended that you delete Windows Smart Warden with a dedicated anti-malware application as soon as you have access to one.
Why Trusting Windows Smart Warden’s Security isn’t the Brightest Thing You Could Do
Superficially, Windows Smart Warden imitates Microsoft Security Essentials, but Windows Smart Warden exhibits a dearth of standard security functions that the above program provides, as well as providing fake information and results for what features Windows Smart Warden pretends to possess. Even though Windows Smart Warden will launch automatic scans of your PC without your consent and display warnings about a variety of PC threats, all of this data should be considered inaccurate and dismissed. This information is only a roundabout marketing scheme to make you spend money on Windows Smart Warden, which SpySpywareRemove.com malware analysts discourage as a pointless waste of your finances.
Samples of just a few of the warnings that Windows Smart Warden may create include:
Warning! Database update failed!
Database update failed!
Outdated viruses databases are not effective and can’t [sic] guarantee adequate protection and security for your PC!
Click here to get the full version of the product and update the database!
Warning! Running trial version!
The security of your computer has been compromised!
Now running trial version of the software!
Click here to purchase the full version of the software and get full protection for your PC!
System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected.
Name: [Application file name]
Name: [Application file path]
Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.
Location: [application file path]
Other brands of fake rogue anti-malware products from the Rogue:Win32/FakePAV should also be treated as just as valueless for PC security as Windows Smart Warden, and should be visually identifiable due to having only minor differences from Windows Smart Warden itself. Alternate brand names that may be used for Windows Smart Warden clones include Fast Antivirus 2009, Windows PRO Scanner, Windows Trouble Taker, Windows Secure Surfer, Windows Multi Control System, Windows AntiHazard Center, Windows Safety Manager, Windows Performance Catalyst, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Profound Security, My Security Wall, Windows Health Keeper, Windows Control Series, Live Enterprise Suite, Home Safety Essentials, Windows Guardian Angel, Smart Internet Protection 2012, Windows Instant Scanner, Windows ProSecure Scanner, Windows Defence Counsel, Windows Proprietary Advisor, Windows System Defender, Windows Personal Doctor, Total Anti Malware Protection, Windows Safety Maintenance, Security Master AV, Windows Custom Management, My Security Shield, Windows Custom Safety, Windows Malware Sleuth, Windows Privacy Module, Windows Premium Defender, Smart Security, Windows Shield Tool, Windows Secure Workstation, Windows Antivirus Care, Windows Pro Safety Release, Windows Virtual Firewall, Windows Security Suite, Windows Maintenance Suite, My Security Engine, Windows Warding System, Windows No-Risk Agent, Windows Guard Solutions, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Windows Secure Web Patch, Windows Secure Workshop, Windows Tools Patch, Windows Software Saver, Windows Pro Web Helper, VirusSecurity, Windows Functionality Checker, Windows Firewall Constructor, Windows Private Shield, Windows Safety Series, Security Antivirus, Windows Protection Master, Windows Virtual Angel, Best Malware Protection, Windows Telemetry Center, Windows Premium Console, Windows Guard Tools, Windows Protection Maintenance, Windows Risk Minimizer, Enterprise Suite, Windows Daily Adviser, Windows Safety Checkpoint, Windows Process Director, Windows Safety Toolkit, Windows High-End Protection, Windows Stability Guard, Windows Proactive Safety, Windows Web Combat, Windows Enterprise Defender, Windows First-Class Protector, Windows Shielding Utility, Windows Performance Adviser, Windows Expert Series, Windows Safety Module, Windows Basic Antivirus, Windows Enterprise Suite, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Antivirus Smart Protection, Windows Virus Hunter, Windows Problems Stopper, PC Live Guard, Windows Protection Unit, Windows Defending Center, Virus Doctor, Windows Ultimate Security Patch, Extra Antivirus, Windows Threats Destroyer, Windows Antivirus Patch, Windows Security Renewal, Windows Safeguard Upgrade, Windows Maintenance Guard, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Windows Pro Safety, Windows Antivirus Release, Windows Ultimate Safeguard, Windows Privacy Extension, Windows Interactive Security, Windows Interactive Safety, Windows Pro Rescuer, Smart Virus Eliminator, Additional Guard, Windows ProSecurity Scanner, Windows Safety Wizard, XP Smart Security, Activate Ultimate Protection, Smart Engine, Windows Pro Solutions, Windows Premium Guard, Windows Internet Booster, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Windows Software Keeper, Personal Internet Security 2011, Anti-Malware Lab, Strong Malware Defender, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows PC Aid, Windows Care Taker, CleanUp Antivirus, Windows Advanced User Patch, Personal Security Sentinel, Windows Web Commander, Windows Antivirus Machine, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, Best Antivirus Software, Windows Home Patron, Windows Security System, Windows Activity Debugger, Keep Center Keeper, Windows Sleek Performance, Windows Privacy Counsel, Windows No-Risk Center, Windows Active Defender, PrivacyGuard PRO, Windows Managing System, Home Malware Cleaner, Windows Smart Partner, Windows Debug Center, Volcano Security Suite, Live PC Care, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Internet Security Suite, Windows Pro Defence, System Protection Tools, Windows Turnkey Console, Windows Active Guard, Windows Abnormality Checker, Windows Advanced Security Center, Windows Antivirus Rampart, Windows Virtual Security, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Internet Security Essentials and Windows Crucial Scanner.
Organizing a Breakout from This Crooked Warden’s Scam
While Windows Smart Warden’s fake information about your computer’s health may be misleading, it can also be ignored to no ill effect – however, other attacks that Windows Smart Warden may make can have consequences that are worse than simple deception. SpySpywareRemove.com malware research team has noted that Windows Smart Warden and similar types of FakePAV-based scamware are likely to attempt to monitor your memory processes and shut down programs without your permission. Broad types of programs that are likely to inhabit Windows Smart Warden’s blacklist include:
- Important Windows tools such as the Registry Editor.
- Web browsers, including Firefox, Chrome and IE.
- Adobe-brand applications (such as Photoshop).
- Instant messengers – Skype, MSN Messenger, et cetera.
Although Windows Smart Warden can, as seen above, attempt to block many types of applications, many brands of anti-malware products should still be available and be able to remove Windows Smart Warden and related PC threats.
Windows Smart Warden Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
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Visual & GUI Characteristics
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 %APPDATA%\ Protector-hch.exe 703 2 %APPDATA%\ Protector-vet.exe 234 3 Windows Smart Warden.lnk 145 4 %APPDATA%\ Protector-ykm.exe 87 5 %APPDATA%\ Protector-mon.exe 16 6 %AppData%\Protector-oak.exe N/A 7 %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll N/A 8 %CommonPrograms%\Windows Smart Warden.lnk N/A 9 %DesktopDir%\Windows Smart Warden.lnk N/A
- The following messages's were detected:
# Message 1 Error Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan. 2 Error Software without a digital signature detected. Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection. 3 Warning Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet. Windows Media Player Resources C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\wmploc.dll C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\wmploc.dll is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Posted: February 20, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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Detection Count: 80