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Remove Windows Smart Warden Virus

February 21st, 2012 | No Comments

Windows Smart Warden is an computer infection downloaded through the internet which poses as a real Windows 7 program. Windows Smart Warden is a fake antivirus program which creates fake reports about viruses on the computer. These reports provided by Windows Smart Warden will generally be the same on all computers since it is programed to show the specific report. The report is used to scare users into purchase the program.

It is best practice to remove Windows Smart Warden since the program is a virus. The removal tool (malwarebytes) provided below will remove Windows Smart Warden for free. Other options include using system restore or removing the virus manually.


Second Option: System Restore

Windows Smart Warden Manual Removal -

Stop Windows Smart Warden Processes (Learn How)

Delete Windows Smart Warden Files (Learn How)

Delete Windows Smart Warden Registry Keys (Learn How)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ”dwme.exe″

Stop Windows Smart Warden Start Up (Learn How To Do This)

Remove Cloud AV 2012 (CloudAV 2012) Virus

November 25th, 2011 | No Comments

Cloud AV 2012 is an computer infection which infects the computer and installs a fake antivirus program which provides misleading reports and error messages to the user. The reports will show that the computer is infected with multiple computer virus infections including trojans and spyware. These reports have been auto-generated by the program and may exaggerate the current number of infections in the computer. The program is generally downloaded through a computer virus infection such as a trojan horse which then connects to the internet to download Cloud AV 2012. Cloud AV 2012 will display false reports in order to convince the user to purchase Cloud AV 2012. It will shut down portions of the internet so that the user only has to option to purchase Cloud AV 2012. Cloud AV 2012 is not a Windows utility and should be removed. The program is a new version of OpenCloud Security. The are multiple methods to remove Cloud AV 2012 including using software to remove Cloud AV 2012, performing a system restore, or manually removing Cloud AV 2012.


Second Option: System Restore

Cloud AV 2012 Manual Removal -

Stop Cloud AV 2012 Processes (Learn How)
Cloud AV 2012v121.exe

Delete Cloud AV 2012 Files (Learn How)
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\ovvDD2onF4pm5sJ\Cloud AV 2012v121.exe

Delete Cloud AV 2012 Registry Keys (Learn How)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ”Cloud AV 2012″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ”Cloud AV 2012v121.exe″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ”dwme.exe″

Stop Cloud AV 2012 Start Up (Learn How To Do This)
Cloud AV 2012v121.exe

Below is a message shown by Cloud AV 2012. The message is fake. The message is used to block the user from opening software.

“The file “taskmgr.exe” is infected. Running of application is impossible. Please activate your antivirus software.”

Remove System Fix (SystemFix) Virus

November 15th, 2011 | No Comments

System Fix is an fake diagnostic program which provides a misleading report on the performance and stability of the user’s computer in order to trick the user into believing that there are performance and stability issues in the computer. System Fix has a design which is similar to diagnostic programs which are from Windows and therefore the program may look legitimate. Some users may believe that System Fix is part of the Windows operating system. However, System Fix is not part of Windows and should be removed. The program enters the computer by being downloaded by a virus which then directs the program to be installed and run on the infected computer. Once installed, it will hide all short cuts in the temp folder of the computer. System Fix shares properties and design with Windows XP Repair.

System Fix will set files on the computer to hidden and will move program shortcuts to the computer temp folder. These files can be recovered by restoring the setting on these files, which we will discuss further below. We recommend removing System Fix in safe mode with networking since the program will likely not load in safe mode, making the remove process easy.


Second Option: System Restore

Hidden Files and Folders
System Fix will set files on the computer to hidden. In order to unhide these files, go to folder options, go to the view tab, and click show hidden files, folders, and drives.

System Fix Manual Removal -

Stop System Fix Processes (Learn How)

Delete System Fix Files (Learn How)
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\[RANDOM].exe

Delete System Fix Registry Keys (Learn How)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ”System Fix″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ”[RANDOM].exe″

Stop System Fix Start Up (Learn How To Do This)

Below are messages shown by System Fix. The message is fake.

Other fake messages include “Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive” and “Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error.”