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Smart Protector

Posted: July 30, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 23
First Seen: December 1, 2009
Last Seen: November 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Smart Protector is a fake security program that is not to be confused with the legitimate security program called Smart Protector Pro that comes from SmartSoft. Smart Protector pretends to be an application that is able to seek out security issues and remove them from your system. In addition, Smart Protector claims to be able to detect and remove viruses and spyware. Through the bogus system scan, Smart Protector is able to mislead computer users to the point that they may purchase a full version of Smart Protector. The full version of Smart Protector is still not able to detect and remove legitimate parasites from any computer.


Packed.Generic.254 [Symantec]Mal/TDSSPack-Q [Sophos]Generic Trojan [Panda]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ASE [NOD32]Trojan:Win32/FakeSpyguard [Microsoft]Trojan.Win32.FakeSpyguard [Ikarus]Packed.Win32.TDSS.aa [F-Secure]Trojan.Win32.FakeSpyguard!IK [a-squared]

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

internet.dll File name: internet.dll
Size: 5.2 MB (5200384 bytes)
MD5: 8a64328fa005b45b9b756f553c5b61c3
Detection count: 98
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
smartprotector.exe File name: smartprotector.exe
Size: 2.93 MB (2936832 bytes)
MD5: f6292bddcb73327141dfa6d50f43ab3f
Detection count: 94
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
smrtprt.exe File name: smrtprt.exe
Size: 969.21 KB (969216 bytes)
MD5: e1aa203c998a86d97f4faef2b4fcd013
Detection count: 21
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
SmartProtector[1].exe File name: SmartProtector[1].exe
Size: 5.3 MB (5309952 bytes)
MD5: cb8ea71835be90a2ca0026ee70521c8c
Detection count: 4
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\Smart Protector