Jul 20, 2011

Smart Engine Antivirus.

Smart Engine Antivirus is a fake antivirus program that shows the user that the computer is infected by malwares repeatedly so that to urge the user to purchase the full version of Smart Engine Antivirus.
Smart Engine Antivirus is downloaded into computer when the user downloads video files from untrusted website. The video file downloaded cannot be viewed but is the Smart Engine Antivirus which cannot detect and remove any malware. Smart Engine Antivirus installs into the computer and will scan the computer when Windows boot. Then Smart Engine Antivirus will surely states that the computer have been infected by malwares. Then, the computer will start slowing down and behave strangely.

Smart Engine Antivirus provide fake feature like scanning the computer but in fact it cannot detect any malware. It claims that the user can get ultimate protection against identify theft, viruses, malwares and other threats if Smart Engine Antivirus is activated. It also provide a fake Windows Advanced Security Center which show fake result.

Smart Engine Antivirus should be removed immediately!
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager: 
  • smae0_2129.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\17acbd\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Smart Engine"
Although it is possible to manually remove Smart Engine Antivirus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.


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