Smart Antivirus 2009 is a rogue Anti-spyware. It will pretend as if it has great capabilities to clean your system from malware and spyware. But it is not true. This article is written to let you know the true picture of Smart Antivirus 2009 and warn you against its true nature.
But first, do you know - what is a rogue anti-spyware?
Rogue Antispyware programs are the software, which pretends to be a genuine Anti-spyware, but actually those are a carrier of more spyware. When they come in contact with your system, they generally display fake alarms that it is infected with many spyware and you need to urgently clean it. Then they offer to clean it, if you buy the licensed version of them.
People fall in trap and they buy rogue anti-spyware, which is nothing but crap, and installs more spyware on your system, instead of cleaning it.
Smart Antivirus 2009 is also a similar type of malware. If you have got any trace of Smart Antivirus 2009, we recommend you to immediately get rid of it so as to protect you system from further harms.
How to remove Smart Antivirus 2009?
First of all you need to scan your system whether it is actually infected with Smart Antivirus 2009. If your system has got any trace of it, then you can either remove it manually by following step-by-step instructions available on Internet at many sites. Just search for them.
But it is a risky method. It should be tried by those people, who are comfortable with the Windows Processes and Registry Keys. If you are not sure about them, then it is better to use a good quality Anti-Spyware.
If you want to manually remove Smart Antivirus 2009, then there are basically four steps involved.
1. Stop all the Windows Processes associated with it. For this you have to open the Windows Task Manager and open the Processes Tab and find the Processes associated with it.
2. Delete the files associated with Smart Antivirus 2009. Before proceeding for this step, you should search for which files are associated with it.
3. Delete the DLL files associated with it.
4. Delete the registry keys. This is the most important step, which you need to execute with utmost care. Windows Registry is an important area of your system, and you should handle it extreme care. You should search for the exact Registry Keys associate with Smart Antivirus 2009 and then delete them.
Silki Garg has written many high rated articles on Online Security and Spyware Removal Tools She advices on how to clean your PCs to remove Smart Antivirus 2009 and other malware on her blog http://webtoolsandtips.com
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