SmartFixer - How To Remove?

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Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
 

More and more rogue security programs are pestering unsuspecting users daily. The 27th of September, 2007 is no different with it’s own scam of the day. This time it’s called SmartFixer 2007, for it is supposedly smart and even more supposedly a fixer. With the ever so popular version-indicating calendar reminder in addition to the name, making you believe that there was probably a SmartFixer 2006 (which there was) and that it has improved over the year (which it hasn’t). SmartFixer is one of those passive scams that doesn’t bother you with annoying pop-ups, but rather hijacks your browser to redirect users to their homepage, or, for "googlers" oblivious enough, the program just waits there to be found.

When you execute SmartFixer 2007 you are allowed to perform a scan, which is likely to produce a falsified report containing various threats that are supposedly active on your system. In order to dispose of these non-existant threats, you are prompted to register the product, which practically means buying it. The “registered” version is, of course, no more real than the trial.
 

There have been reports of hijacked browsers redirecting to SmartFixer’s website, which essentially contains no useful information whatsoever other than self-praising one-liners such as “Unlock the power of SmartFixer 2007.and explanations on what it supposedly does. There is no contact information other than an e-mail address. Pretty much the only real thing you can do in this website, is buy the product for $29.95 – a special offer saving you $20. Of course, you can save even more buy not buying it at all… If you link to their website, you supposedly get a 50% commision fee, which is a preposterous margin.
 

SmartFixer is a scam and therefore should not be trusted. If it exists on your system, you should remove it immediately.

Automatic SmartFixer removal tools

 
 
Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal

 

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove SmartFixer, 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 Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.

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About the author

I am an attentive virus researcher. My interests include discussions about deceptive online content and rogue software applications. All of our goal is to minimize the risks that many people encounter during browsing and help them figure out the main hints that might indicate that a program or a website is of a fraudulent nature.

 
September 28, 2007 06:52, September 28, 2007 12:42
 
   
 

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  1. I have called the number listed it go to ADT SECURITY I just want to canel this I ordered the 4.99 1 day trial. It didn’t work. So please cabcel this

  2. They are con men.. I tried to cancel my order and I thought I did until the 3rd month… they didn’t take £4.95 for that month…. they took £49.30. Robbing bastards … paypal are on their case now 😂

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