System Smart Security
Posted: June 7, 2011
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|First Seen:||June 8, 2011|
System Smart Security is a rogue security program that borrows the interface and attack techniques of similar rogue security programs. Rogue security programs in the System Smart Security family are known to create fake infection warnings and system errors, hijack web browsers and block applications and executable files. System Smart Security may look like a normal security program but is incapable of finding or removing threats from your computer. You should remove System Smart Security by using an anti-malware program, as soon as you can.
The Litany of System Smart Security's Fake Alerts
System Smart Security and similar threats from its family, the FakeVimes family, are distributed by Trojans that attack computers through browser security exploits. Other rogue security programs that are closely related to System Smart Security 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. These rogue security programs use a similar interface, and attack your PC in the same ways, although security software that can detect a System Smart Security clone may still be unable to detect System Smart Security.
After System Smart Security is installed, you'll notice that System Smart Security runs whenever Windows starts. System Smart Security may even remain active as a memory process even if you try to shut System Smart Security down. This lets System Smart Security create pop-up errors like the following, whenever System Smart Security wants:
Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous. Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer. Click here to protect your computer.
Security Essentials Ultimate Pack software detects programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your systems. It is highly recommended you scan your PC right now. Click here to start.
Your computer is being attacked from a remote machine !
Block Internet access to your computer to prevent system infection.
Critical System Warning! Your system is probably infected with a version of Trojan-Spy.HTML.Visafraud.a. This may result in website access passwords being stolen from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook etc. Click Yes to scan and remove threats.(recommended)
These fake alerts don't detect real threats on your PC, since System Smart Security can only create false positives. Following their instructions may redirect you to malicious websites like System Smart Security's homepage that attempt to steal your credit card information, or attack your PC with other threats.
Other System Smart Security Perils to Keep Your Eyes Peeled For
System Smart Security may also engage in other attacks in an attempt to fool you into believing that your PC is much more dysfunctional than it really is. The two primary and more serious System Smart Security attacks are:
- Browser hijacks that change your homepage, redirect you to harmful websites or block you from visiting helpful websites. Hijacks by System Smart Security may also create fake errors that make it look like a website is unsafe or use links that redirect you to malicious sites.
- System Smart Security may also block applications, most notably programs related to security or system maintenance. Windows Task Manager, MSConfig and similar default programs may be blocked, as well as well-known anti-virus scanners.
Removing System Smart Security will solve all of these issues, but improperly deleting System Smart Security can harm your Internet connectivity and other aspects of your PC. To remove System Smart Security with no side effects, consider using a good anti-malware program to scan your entire system once System Smart Security has been shut down.
File System Modifications
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name 1 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\ 2 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll 3 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe 4 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].mof 5 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].ocx 6 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\ 7 %UserProfile%\Application Data\System Smart Security\ 8 %UserProfile%\Application Data\System Smart Security\cookies.sqlite 9 %UserProfile%\Application Data\System Smart Security\Instructions.ini
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to System Smart Security 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.
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.