How to remove Windows Smart Warden?
What is Windows Smart Warden?
Windows Smart Warden is a fake antivirus program that belongs to a family of of Rogue.VirusDoctor. Its previous versions are also spreading on the Internet named as Windows Protection Master and Windows Functionality Checker. The programs use fake information to make you think that your system is badly infected and to make you purchase Windows Smart Warden as an antivirus program. In fact, it does not have any functions of an antivirus and it was designed just to steal money from random computer users easily.
Once the rogue is installed to your system it configured to start automatically with each system reboot. The program loads its scanner but instead of actually looking for infections it only simulates scanning the system. After a while, the application displays lots of supposedly detected threats. It doesn’t allow removing them before you purchase a so called licensed version of a program. The truth is that neither full nor trial version of a program is able to detect or remove anything. Windows Smart Warden was designed by cyber criminals in order to earn some money without many efforts.
Additionally, Windows Smart Warden creates some extra problems. The application is very likely to hijack you browser. In this case you will receive a notification claiming that visiting the web site may harm your computer. As the most likely causes the program will determine: the website contains exploits that can launch a malicious code on your computer, suspicious network activity detected and active spyware running on your computer. These alerts are fake just as the scan results by Windows Smart Warden.
Other falsified things are pop up messages and security notifications. Ignore them if they lead to an offer to purchase Windows Smart Warden as well. These messages will basically say that your computer is infected and recommend getting antivirus software in order to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet.
Windows Media Player Resources
C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\wmploc.dll is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Software without a digital signature detected.
Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
Potential malware detected.
It is recommended to activate protection and perform a thorough system scan to remove the malware.
Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: FTP Server
Infected file: C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\wmploc.dll
It is strongly recommended to eliminate Windows Smart Warden as soon as you notice it on your system. Use a reputable antispyware program, for example, 2012 version of spyware doctor , Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Spyhunter for quick and easy removal. If it happened for you to purchase a full version of Windows Smart Warden, immediately contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Otherwise, you will pay for cyber criminals and get no services that were promised.
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Windows Smart Warden is Extremely dangerous
Windows Smart Warden may spread via Trojans
Windows Smart Warden may display fake security messages
Windows Smart Warden may install additional spyware to your computer
Windows Smart Warden may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Windows Smart Warden violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Windows Smart Warden detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Windows Smart Warden and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Windows Smart Warden screenshots
Manual Windows Smart Warden removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Smart Warden, 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 using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Windows Smart Warden processes:
Disable these Windows Smart Warden DLL files::
Remove these Windows Smart Warden Registry Entries:
Remove these Windows Smart Warden files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Windows Smart Warden infected files and get help in Windows Smart Warden removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Windows Smart Warden and similar threats.
Windows Smart Warden is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Windows Smart Warden can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Windows Smart Warden trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Windows Smart Warden offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Windows Smart Warden does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Windows Smart Warden, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Windows Smart Warden, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Windows Smart Warden, is nearly impossible to remove manually.