Smart Security

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 182
First Seen: March 11, 2010
Last Seen: April 29, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Smart Security Image

Smart Security is a bogus security application cloned from the notorious rogueware called Security Tool. Smart Security also known as SmartSecurity is also the name of a legitimate program from ESET Smart Security, so be careful not to confuse the two programs. Once inside a system, the malicious version of Smart Security will display fake pop-up messages, security alerts and system scans all indicating the computer is infected with different malware that can only be removed with the purchase of the "licensed" version of Smart Security. Do not believe any of the security reports displayed by Smart Security and have the rogueware removed from your system as soon as possible.

Smart Security is a member if the FakeVimes family and has, among its many clones, Virus Melt, Presto TuneUp, Fast Antivirus 2009, Extra Antivirus, Windows Security Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, PC Live Guard, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Windows Protection Suite, Windows Work Catalyst.


4 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Symantec Suspicious.Insight
Sunbelt FraudTool.Win32.RogueSecurity (v)
Panda Suspicious file
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.almf

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Smart Security

Smart Security Video

Tip: Turn your sound ON and watch the video in Full Screen mode.

File System Details

Smart Security may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. SmartSecurity.exe e1643c9adeb56656389eee0d444dcb1a 0
2. setup[1].exe ae33733c9d7cc727708274aeaa148a88 0

Registry Details

Smart Security may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
Smart Security.lnk


Smart Security may create the following directory or directories:

%ProgramFiles%\Smart Security


The following messages associated with Smart Security were found:

Security Warning
Malicious program has been detected. Click here to protect your computer.
iexplore.exe Can Not Start
File iexplore.exe is infected by W32/Blaster.worm. Please activate Smart Security to protect your computer.

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