Remove Smart Fortress 2012 (Uninstall Instructions)

Smart Fortress 2012 is a malicious application, which is made to look like a genuine anti-virus programs. This creation of the hackers uses malicious advertising methods in order to gain profit by unsuspecting users. Programs like Smart Fortress 2012 are also called rogue antivirus software. It uses a variety of scare-tactics in order to make the victims believe their computers have been infected. Then, the phony program will push the users to purchase its fake full version.

To begin with, Smart Fortress 2012 uses the help of Trojans, laid in compromised websites, in order to penetrate into the targeted machines. Only a click on the website is enough for the Trojans to be dropped on computer system through security holes, found in it. Such vulnerabilities are mainly caused by outdated software. Therefore, we highly recommend you to keep all your programs up-to-date. It is even more important to download the updates of a given product only from its official website. Everyone should avoid downloading from file-sharing services, free music download sites and P2P networks.

Figure 1. Smart Fortress 2012 screenshot

As soon as the Trojans manage to enter the PC, they immediately bring Smart Fortress 2012 inside, as well. The rogue’s first task is to create a random folder and then place a malicious file in it. After that, the rogue program configures itself to be launched automatically as soon as Windows starts. From that point on, every time the victim turns the computer on, Smart Fortress 2012’s window appears on the screen and makes a pretend scan of the system.

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The scans, performed by Smart Fortress 2012 are all phony. Their main purpose is to frighten the user into believing that there is a number of viruses in the machine. The list presented as a result of the scans does not include the names of the presumable infections. Then, the victim is prompted to purchase the so-called full version of this fake software, which is promoted as the best solution to the security problems found by the scans. The truth is that even the full version of this program is a scam – it cannot detect or remove viruses, because it is a virus itself.

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The other scare-strategy used by Smart Fortress 2012 involves bogus alerts and messages. They state that the computer has been infected and once again urge the user to buy the fake software. Some of the counterfeit  pop-ups, evoked by Smart Fortress 2012 are:

Smart Fortress 2012 Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with Smart Fortress 2012

Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software…

Security Monitor: WARNING!
Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk.
To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need to update your current security software.
Click Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).

These notifications are extremely annoying, because they appear constantly and even purchasing the application will not stop them. What is more, they slow down the PC immensely. If you think you may already be infected with Smart Fortress 2012, use this SpyHunter Spyware detection tool to detect Smart Fortress 2012 and other common Spyware infections.

In addition to the rest of its mischief, Smart Fortress 2012 also changes the victim’s Windows Registry. This gives the rogue a chance to prevent other programs from being launched. When the user tries to run a program, a fake Smart Fortress 2012 warning appears, which declares that the requested program has been corrupted:

Application cannot be executed. The file [name].exe is infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.

Furthermore, the rogue makes it impossible for the victim to start a program in Safe Mode.
Remove Smart Fortress virus

There is probably no need to say that spending your money on Smart Fortress 2012 is a great mistake. This application is smart indeed – a smart scam. Do not let it victimize you. Treat it accordingly – eliminate it as soon as possible, with the help of a genuine anti-virus tool.

Video: How To Remove Smart Fortress 2012 :

Smart Fortress 2012 Manual Removal Instructions:

Stop These Smart Fortress 2012 Processes:
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Find and Delete These Smart Fortress 2012 Files:
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Remove These Smart Fortress 2012 Registry Values:
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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “”
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-861567501-152049171-1708537768-1003_Classes\%s “(Default)” = “”
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-861567501-152049171-1708537768-1003_Classes\\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%CommonAppData%\\.exe” -s “%1” %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “(Default)” = “”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%CommonAppData%\\.exe” -s “%1” %*

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  1. sammy says:

    I was able to remove it using these instructions, thanks a lot! Hopefully it won`t come back at a certain moment

  2. andy says:

    damn, this virus infected my PC. untill now my AV cant clean em all. some times, the sound is missing, taskmanager, etc cant working.

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