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Smart Anti-Malware Protection

Posted: February 2, 2012

Threat Metric

Ranking: 6,772
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 759
First Seen: February 2, 2012
Last Seen: December 2, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Smart Anti-Malware Protection Screenshot 1Smart Anti-Malware Protection may look and act like an anti-malware scanner, but scans and alerts from Smart Anti-Malware Protection can all be safely disregarded as inaccurate or, at the bare minimum, misleading. As a copy of other rogue anti-malware applications from its family, Smart Anti-Malware Protection doesn't have anything new to offer your PC except for a new name with which Smart Anti-Malware Protection tries to steal your money. Because Smart Anti-Malware Protection may also block your legitimate security programs, create junk files that Smart Anti-Malware Protection falsely-labels as PC threats or even hijack your web browser, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider removing Smart Anti-Malware Protection ASAP and with good anti-malware software to be the truly 'smart' thing to do.

Why Letting Smart Anti-Malware Protection 'Help' Your PC Isn't a Bright Move

Smart Anti-Malware Protection, although it has the external looks of a real anti-malware scanner, lacks all of the real features that a legitimate anti-malware program could offer your PC. Other than its name change, Smart Anti-Malware Protection can be considered identical to other types of rogue anti-malware scanners from its subgroup, and contact with any of Smart Anti-Malware Protection's clones or associated websites should be considered just as harmful to your PC as contact with Smart Anti-Malware Protection itself would be. Other members of the FakeVimes family include Privacy Guard Pro, Extra Antivirus, Fast Antivirus 2009, Presto TuneUp, Windows Security Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, Live PC Care, PC Live Guard, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Smart Security and PrivacyGuard Pro 2.0.

SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that computer users do their best to ignore any alerts, system scans or other forms of information that Smart Anti-Malware Protection may offer until you can delete Smart Anti-Malware Protection with a real anti-malware program, since Smart Anti-Malware Protection has no ability to detect PC threats and all of its warnings are just roundabout methods of trying to force you to spend money on its fake software. Some of Smart Anti-Malware Protection's warning messages include but aren't limited to the samples noted here:

Security Center Alert
To help protect your computer, Security Center has blocked some features of this program.
Name: Win64.BIT.Looker.exe
Risk: High

ERROR MESSAGE:
Warning
Warning! Virus detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Sunfraud.a

Security Center
Unauthorized remote connection!
Your system is making an unauthorized personal data transfer to a remote computer!
Warning! Unauthorized personal data transfer is detected! It may be your personal credit card details, logins and passwords, browsing habits or information about files you have downloaded.
To protect your private data, please click "Prevent Connection" button below.

System warning
No real-time malware, spyware and virus protection was found. Click here to activate.

WARNING! 371 threats detected
Detected malicious programs can damage your computer and compromise your privacy. It’s strongly recommended to remove them immediately [sic]!
Potential risks: Infecting other computers on your network
Continue unprotected Remove all threats now

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: 128.154.26.11
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys

Insecurity Internet activity. Threat of virus attack
Due to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms and Trojans without knowledge, and that can lead to system slowdown, freezes and crashes. Also insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information. To get full advanced real-time protection for PC and Internet activity, register your antivirus software.

Protecting Your Computer from a Smart Anti-Malware Protection Invasion

Until Smart Anti-Malware Protection is removed via suitable anti-malware software, you may also be forced to deal with additional attacks by Smart Anti-Malware Protection that are used to deceive your perception of your computer's integrity. Some dangers that have also been coupled with Smart Anti-Malware Protection and other scamware programs from its family include:

  • The creation of fake .dll and .sys 'virus' files in your operating system's folder.
  • Browser redirect attacks that cause Smart Anti-Malware Protection's website to load or block PC security domains from being loaded.
  • Blocked anti-malware applications – this may include fake warning messages about these programs being damaged or infected.

In spite of all of these security-reducing functions, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers pleasantly noted that Smart Anti-Malware Protection can still be removed by competent anti-malware programs, as long as appropriate steps are taken to disable Smart Anti-Malware Protection from launching beforehand; popular solutions for accomplishing this include booting into Safe Mode, booting from a removable hard drive or booting into a secondary OS. Like many other types of PC threats, Smart Anti-Malware Protection has, so far, been noted for its inability to attack operating systems other than Windows.

Smart Anti-Malware Protection Screenshot 2Smart Anti-Malware Protection Screenshot 3Smart Anti-Malware Protection Screenshot 4Smart Anti-Malware Protection Screenshot 5

Aliases

Suspicion: unknown virus [AVG]Riskware/EoRezo [Fortinet]EoRezo Adware [Sophos]Win32/Adware.EoRezo.E [NOD32]Adware-Eorezo [McAfee]Generic_r.FJ [AVG]Adware/Gaba [Fortinet]not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Gaba [Ikarus]Adware/Win32.Gaba [AhnLab-V3]Adware/Rogue.421888 [AntiVir]Adware.Generic.242425 [BitDefender]not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Gaba.niz [Kaspersky]Win32.TrjCI.A [eSafe]Mal/EncPk-OJ [Sophos]SPR/Patcher.N.11 [AntiVir]
More aliases (367)

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Smart Anti-Malware Protection may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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:



%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\AdvService.exe File name: AdvService.exe
Size: 421.88 KB (421888 bytes)
MD5: b8aa527c20fd1a6a40fb43d02ef66ab7
Detection count: 190
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 17, 2012
%TEMP%\mama.exe File name: mama.exe
Size: 491.52 KB (491520 bytes)
MD5: 07a8a3dfe4e53f65dab43c5077028598
Detection count: 129
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %TEMP%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2012
C:\MrtTool\MrtService.EXE File name: MrtService.EXE
Size: 116.73 KB (116736 bytes)
MD5: 2d1d52bb1f634e62d9c5940c94a10530
Detection count: 47
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/EXE
Path: C:\MrtTool\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 17, 2012
%LOCALAPPDATA%\GameMill Entertaiment\tncsedbh.dll File name: tncsedbh.dll
Size: 796.4 KB (796400 bytes)
MD5: e8fdc66b7e707239296d60645faebdcd
Detection count: 47
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\GameMill Entertaiment\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2012
C:\Users\lenovo\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\us.exe\us.exe File name: us.exe
Size: 137.21 KB (137216 bytes)
MD5: 76315677eb12c5d30ffb51b2d9fc8fd4
Detection count: 37
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Users\lenovo\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\us.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 2, 2021
%APPDATA%\AcroIEHelpe205.dll File name: AcroIEHelpe205.dll
Size: 198.2 KB (198200 bytes)
MD5: fed1faf78e669054e49d80603c97b972
Detection count: 35
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Path: %APPDATA%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2012
%LOCALAPPDATA%\WideSearch\wsearch.exe File name: wsearch.exe
Size: 1.32 MB (1327104 bytes)
MD5: 64284646cfdd7615cab0afe15c74917c
Detection count: 19
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\WideSearch\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2012
%WINDIR%\system32\rpcnet.exe File name: rpcnet.exe
Size: 1.09 MB (1092608 bytes)
MD5: 99f6b8a83bb84cc5e4433b36ee13d343
Detection count: 12
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\system32\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 17, 2012
%USERPROFILE%\czu1sgadva.exe File name: czu1sgadva.exe
Size: 20.93 KB (20936 bytes)
MD5: 03c10a9e81cccba3efc4c8bb97e82c2b
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\d4855\SA454.exe File name: SA454.exe
Size: 6.37 MB (6373376 bytes)
MD5: 20decd92e59f465a85db3facde1999d6
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\d4855\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 1, 2020
%APPDATA%\Nbt\nbt.exe File name: nbt.exe
Size: 696.32 KB (696320 bytes)
MD5: c9412a7d818995b1b8136068cd7406de
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%\Nbt\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2012
%SystemDrive%\Users\Marjo\ttcbnzmo.exe File name: ttcbnzmo.exe
Size: 176.12 KB (176128 bytes)
MD5: d979831f5137e3836c748c22ec319bfe
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SystemDrive%\Users\Marjo\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 12, 2012
%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\uTorrent Serenity x8.exe File name: uTorrent Serenity x8.exe
Size: 363.18 KB (363181 bytes)
MD5: eeaed86e5b285dc8dc1e889a023a3123
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 2, 2019
%USERPROFILE%\mqerhajyqbas.exe File name: mqerhajyqbas.exe
Size: 87.04 KB (87040 bytes)
MD5: 89992c24991aebfa0d5f2f24c9680f9f
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 13, 2012
%PROGRAMFILES%\SelectRebates\SelectRebates.exe File name: SelectRebates.exe
Size: 874.05 KB (874058 bytes)
MD5: ed9cbe1838f3bbcdfd0657d849f636ec
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\SelectRebates\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 12, 2012
%PROGRAMFILES%\OApps\bho.dll File name: bho.dll
Size: 92.16 KB (92160 bytes)
MD5: 89206a62feded977cada91b410c9f671
Detection count: 5
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\OApps\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2012
%SystemDrive%\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1390067357-73586283-1177238915-1003\$7d3c0486a89a76e96f2700e03114fd3c\n. File name: n.
Size: 74.75 KB (74752 bytes)
MD5: 97843b9c3ceed27959f5a499cb39e532
Detection count: 2
Path: %SystemDrive%\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1390067357-73586283-1177238915-1003\$7d3c0486a89a76e96f2700e03114fd3c\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 13, 2012
%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].cfg File name: %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].cfg
Mime Type: unknown/cfg
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\ISG.ico File name: %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\ISG.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe File name: %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%StartMenu%\Smart Anti-Malware Protection.lnk File name: %StartMenu%\Smart Anti-Malware Protection.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%Programs%\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk File name: %Programs%\Antivirus Smart Protection.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%Desktop%\Smart Anti-Malware Protection.lnk File name: %Desktop%\Smart Anti-Malware Protection.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%AppData%\Smart Anti-Malware ProtectionHKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Smart Anti-Malware Protection" "%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" /s /d

One Comment

  • Techie now says:

    If we think of it, Malware are a more threats rather than viruses. Viruses tends to take over a certain application so a user weren't enable to access certain system files that is more needed but Malware on the other hand tends to slow down one's computer which can be more irritating and the outcome can be more crucial.