SmartPCFix

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. SpywareRemove.com 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. Instead, SmartPCFix is well-equipped with the typically exaggerated Internet warnings and fake scans that SpywareRemove.com 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 SpywareRemove.com 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, SpywareRemove.com 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), SpywareRemove.com malware experts still recommend avoiding SmartPCFix if at all possible.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to SmartPCFix 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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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:



%PROGRAMFILES%\SmartPCFix\SmartPCFix.exe File name: SmartPCFix.exe
Size: 4.7 MB (4709888 bytes)
MD5: eb315de48cf8ba1084b1f34038d90363
Detection count: 5,455
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\SmartPCFix\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 26, 2020

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Regexp file mask%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\SmartPCFix Task%WINDIR%\Tasks\SmartPCFix Task.jobDirectory%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartPCFix%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartPCFix%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartPCFix%APPDATA%\SmartPCFix%PROGRAMFILES%\SmartPCFix%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\SmartPCFix%USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartPCFixFile name without pathSmartPCFix.lnkHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}SmartPCFix_is1Registry keySOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SmartPCFix Task
Posted: May 16, 2013
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 6,305

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