Win 7 Smart Security 2010 - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

Win 7 Smart Security 2010 is another “professionally” looking but in reality totally fake spyware remover that aims to steal PC users’ money. Struggling to rip people off, Win 7 Smart Security 2010 applies new techniques and uses ave.exe executable file to launch every time any other process is launched. For its removal victims will need a good anti-spyware, because when trying to remove it manually PCs system may be damaged.

People are usually surprised by unexpected appearance of Win 7 Smart Security 2010. That’s because this rogue anti-spyware creeps inside the computers running Windows 7 with the help of Trojans viruses. When on board, Win 7 Smart Security 2010 starts free of charge malware scans and also shows tons of alerts about dangerous infections “detected”. The ironical thing is that this scamware is partially telling the truth, because there is one major malware problem on the targeted PC and it’s the same Win 7 Smart Securiy 2010 itself!

The additional tactics used by this badware is annoying pop-up ads suggesting purchase the “full” version of Win 7 Smart Security 2010. Rogue anti-spyware applies browser hijacking techniques and starts redirecting people to the malicious domains where they are pushed into buying the badware either. Be aware that Win 7 Smart Security poses a real danger to your computer and lets more malware inside it. Considering all the information mentioned above, please get rid of Win 7 Smart Security without any delay. Once it is detected on you computer, get a reputable security program and delete this virus! Moreover, follow this guide:

1. Click Start->Run (or WinKey+R). Input: “command”. Press Enter or click OK.
2. Type “notepad” as shown in the image below and press Enter. Notepad will open.
3. Copy and past the following text into Notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe]
@=””%1″ %*”[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe]
“Content Type”=”application/x-msdownload”

4. Save file as “exefix.reg” (without quotation-marks) to your Desktop.
NOTE: choose Save as type: All files
5. Double-click to open exefix.reg. Click “Yes” for Registry Editor prompt window.
6. Run a scan with Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or other anti-malware program.

Automatic Win 7 Smart Security 2010 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 Win 7 Smart Security 2010, 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


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March 19, 2010 10:17, April 9, 2013 01:59

4 thoughts on “Win 7 Smart Security 2010

  1. I ran the automatic removal program and it got rid of the ave.exe problem; however, I had to run every program in administrative mode, which would not let me access many files within certain programs. After removing my webroot anti-virus and restoring (or trying to) the system, I cannot even log onto most websites using ie. I also cannot access the registry editor (regedit).

    I had to download firefox from a previous download that was stored on my computer. Please help me undo the auto-program, so that I might be able to fix the new problems.

  2. @Anthony Tony

    I read your problem with Smart Security on the 2-viruses website. I seem to be having the same problem as you with being unable to use IE, etc. Did you ever get it figured out? Could you help me out? Thanks, Nic.

  3. Nicole: Spyware Doctor should take care of it as of now. The Virus is not quite new.
    If it fails, we have a tutorial how to reenable registry editor. One needs to fix registry keys responsible on how programs are executed then.

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