Smart Internet Protection 2012
Posted: January 19, 2012
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
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Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||December 10, 2012|
|Last Seen:||October 10, 2021|
Smart Internet Protection 2012 is a fake anti-malware program. Smart Internet Protection 2012 has no ability to actually-find or remove PC threats but uses inaccurate alerts and warning pop-ups to make you believe that Smart Internet Protection 2012 can save your PC from a multitude of malicious programs. Since Smart Internet Protection 2012 doesn't have any of the features that Smart Internet Protection 2012 advertises itself as possessing and may actively-interfere with your computer's security, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers can only recommend that you uninstall Smart Internet Protection 2012 with a real anti-malware scanner before other forms of harm befall your PC. Even though Smart Internet Protection 2012 may offer a normal removal method, you should never trust deletion options that are offered by scamware such as Smart Internet Protection 2012, since, in almost all cases, they will only remove visible components while preserving non-visible portions of the PC threat to continue their attacks.
Why the Smartest Thing You Can Do is Trash Smart Internet Protection 2012
Smart Internet Protection 2012 primarily-differs from its ancestors only by a different name and a correspondingly-updated appearance, just like other types of scamware from the FakeVimes family such as 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. Warning messages, alerts, pop-ups and system scans from Smart Internet Protection 2012 should always be ignored, since SpywareRemove.com malware analysts and other reputable anti-malware teams have repeatedly-confirmed that Smart Internet Protection 2012 can neither find nor remove any type of PC threat. These fraudulent features, as obtuse advertisements for Smart Internet Protection 2012's purchasable version, are unable to do anything except encourage you to spend money on a product that can't provide any of the features that Smart Internet Protection 2012 supposedly uses in the defense of your computer.
Because Smart Internet Protection 2012, like other forms of scamware, may launch itself without your consent via standard forms of Registry-based exploits, you should assume that Smart Internet Protection 2012 and related PC threats are open until you've used appropriate procedures and anti-malware programs to shut them down and remove them. In some cases, using Safe Mode may be all that's necessary to stop Smart Internet Protection 2012 and associated PC threats from launching themselves. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that Safe Mode can be used from any Windows PC, although, in cases of rootkit-related infections, you may need more extreme measures than that to rid yourself of Smart Internet Protection 2012.
Being Smarter Than Smart Internet Protection 2012 When It Comes to Your PC Security
Although Smart Internet Protection 2012's fake system information should be considered its primary set of symptoms, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts also note that scamware like Smart Internet Protection 2012 are also infamous for other types of attacks, many of which can reduce your computer's security or assist with the promotion of fraudulent software. Other risks that may be involved in a Smart Internet Protection 2012 infection can include:
- An altered wallpaper that displays warnings about spyware or other PC threats that are supposedly on your computer.
- Blocked anti-malware and security programs.
- Browser redirects to Smart Internet Protection 2012's website or redirects that block safe sites (with or without inaccurate error messages).
By themselves, these attacks can't cause permanent damage to your files or programs, but allowing Smart Internet Protection 2012 to remain on your PC for a prolonged period of time can result in damage due to an overall state of poor security. SpywareRemove.com research team discourages anything other than an immediate removal of Smart Internet Protection 2012 once you see its fake warnings at work.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Smart Internet Protection 2012 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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