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Windows 7: Antivirus to fight Smart Fortress2012?

24 Mar 2012   #1
ryoopie

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Antivirus to fight Smart Fortress2012?

I've been stupid enough to open up a zip file, one that turned out to contain the Smart Fortress 2012 virus, and as I then was unable to do anything at all with the computer, I even dowloaded and paid for the damn virus (in belief that it was an antivirus) to infest my beloved PC...

It wasn't until yesterday, when I found another sign of a virus that it hit me that Smart fortress might be one, and not an antivirus software, and now I need help figuring out what legit antimalware I should get to help fight this *******, and others, off.

I don't have any antivirus installed on my computer at all at the moment, and have not had for about the last 2 years, so I guess I had this coming... I know that there probably isn't a one and only best software for this, but if anyone have had this virus and knows how to get rid of it, and prevent similar ones, please help me!


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24 Mar 2012   #2
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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Without a doubt, this rogue was created for one reason; to scare you into thinking you are infected so that you will then purchase the program. It goes without saying that you should definitely not buy Smart Fortress 2012, and if you already have, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.

Automated Removal Instructions for Smart Fortress 2012 using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:
  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to reboot your computer and you may not have access to your web browser for part of this process.
  2. As this infection can start before your normal Windows desktop appears, we first need to reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and when you see anything on the screen, immediately start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
Remove Smart Fortress 2012 (Uninstall Guide)
Follow all the instructions carefully from the above link.

I'd also run a scan with MBAM in normal mode, plus a full scan with SUPERAntiSpyware too.

Also a full scan with
avast! Free Antivirus | Download Antivirus Protection Software
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24 Mar 2012   #3
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryoopie View Post
I've been stupid enough to open up a zip file, one that turned out to contain the Smart Fortress 2012 virus, and as I then was unable to do anything at all with the computer, I even dowloaded and paid for the damn virus (in belief that it was an antivirus) to infest my beloved PC...

It wasn't until yesterday, when I found another sign of a virus that it hit me that Smart fortress might be one, and not an antivirus software, and now I need help figuring out what legit antimalware I should get to help fight this *******, and others, off.

I don't have any antivirus installed on my computer at all at the moment, and have not had for about the last 2 years, so I guess I had this coming... I know that there probably isn't a one and only best software for this, but if anyone have had this virus and knows how to get rid of it, and prevent similar ones, please help me!
Download and install Malwarebytes Antimalware. It can remove just about any virus that you throw at it. Here is the link to download it: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Download.com
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28 Mar 2012   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Welcome ryoopie


In addition to MBAM here's some more Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

There are others and one good one is Kaspersky TDSS killer Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller

& Hitman Pro Hitman Pro 3 (32-bit) - Download.com this is 32bit but I have used it on 64bit systems.

Good luck
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28 Mar 2012   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

And one more on-demand scanner that has been getting good reviews: Comodo Cleaning Essentials.

Comodo Cleaning Essentials
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28 Mar 2012   #6
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hitman Pro will solve this: Home - SurfRight
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