Fake Antivirus Software – Smart Fortress Virus Removal

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How to Remove Fake Antivirus Software – Smart Fortress 2012

Smart Fortress 2012 is pretending to be legitimate antivirus software such as an antivirus scanner or registry cleaner, but it actually provides the user with no protection so you really have to try to remove fake antivirus asap. The program starts with something that looks like a regular virus scan process. Once the scan is started Smart Fortress generates and shows false messages about Trojans, malwares, viruses and worms detected on the computer.

How to Remove Fake Antivirus Software Step by Step

First thing you need to do if you want to delete or remove Smart Fortress 2012 Virus from your PC is to make Smart Fortress 2012 virus think you followed their instructions and registered. Now click on REGISTRATION tab and simulate registration/activation of the software license using typing the following serial number AA39754E-715219CE

Virus executable Files – During the installation Smart Fortress copies the following files to the hard drive, you need to locate and delete them:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E.exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Smart Fortress 2012.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Smart Fortress 2012\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Smart Fortress 2012\Smart Fortress 2012.lnk

Virus System registry entries – You need to search for and erase all registry entries that virus created. You can easily do this by clicking START > RUN > type REGEDIT > OK
After opening registry editor, press CTRL+F (or EDIT > FIND) and enter the search term SMART FORTRESS and click FIND NEXT. Delete all occurrences of anything with that name from the registry. After you delete it try the search again just to be sure that everything is removed.

Smart Fortress 2012 creates the following items in the system registry, try to locate and remove them as well:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\
(Default) = B7E85
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\%s
(Default) = B7E85
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\B7E85\
(Default) = Application
Content Type = application/x-msdownload
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\B7E85\DefaultIcon
(Default) = %1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\B7E85\shell\open\command\
(Default) = %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E.exe
IsolatedCommand = “%1? %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\B7E85\shell\runas\command\
(Default) = “%1? %*
IsolatedCommand = “%1? %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\B7E85\shell\start\command\
(Default) = “%1? %*
IsolatedCommand = “%1? %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\
B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E = %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Smart Fortress 2012\
DisplayName = Smart Fortress 2012
ShortcutPath = “%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E.exe” -u
UninstallString = “%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E.exe” -u
DisplayIcon = %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E\B7E85B320179A6C600266C1CD151FC4E.exe,0

 

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