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How to remove Smart Virus Eliminator (Uninstall instructions)

Smart Virus Eliminator is a fresh rogue antispyware program from Virus Doctor rogue family as Windows Protection Suite, Windows System Suite, Windows Security Suite, Malware Destructor 2009, etc. Smart Virus Eliminator detects fake infections and displays fake security alerts to scare you into buying the software. Smart Virus Eliminator does not offer any protection to computer!

Once Smart Virus Eliminator is installed, it configures itself to run automatically every time, when you start your computer, changes your HOSTS file and drops a few files, that during the scan will determine as infections. But these files are actually harmless. Once running, Smart Virus Eliminator will begin to scan your computer and list a large amount of infections. All of these infections are fake, so you can safely ignore them.

SmartVirusEliminator
Smart Virus Eliminator

While Smart Virus Eliminator is running your computer will display nag screens and fake security alerts. Examples:

System Alert
malicious applications, which can contains trojans, were found
on your PC and need to be immediately removed. Click here to
remove these potentially harmful items using Smart Virus
Eliminator.

System Alert
Smart Virus Eliminator has detected potentially harmul
software in your system. It is strongly recommended that you
register Smart Virus Eliminator to remove these threats
immediately.

Warning! Potential Threat Found!
Threat detected: Potential Threat
File name: CLSV.exe
Threat name: Virus.BAT.IBBM.CLsV

Also Smart Virus Eliminator will hijack Internet Explorer and randomly shows a “Insecure Internet Activity. Threat of virus attack” warning page.

These alerts and warnings will suggest you purchase Smart Virus Eliminator to protect yourself. Instead of doing so, use these Smart Virus Eliminator removal instructions below in order to remove this infection and any associated malware from your computer for free.

More Smart Virus Eliminator screen shoots

Symptoms in a HijackThis Log

O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 4-open-davinci.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 securitysoftwarepayments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 privatesecuredpayments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 secure.privatesecuredpayments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 getantivirusplusnow.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 secure-plus-payments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 www.getantivirusplusnow.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 www.secure-plus-payments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 www.getavplusnow.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 www.securesoftwarebill.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 secure.paysecuresystem.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 4-open-davinci.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 securitysoftwarepayments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 privatesecuredpayments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 secure.privatesecuredpayments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 getantivirusplusnow.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 secure-plus-payments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 www.getantivirusplusnow.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 www.secure-plus-payments.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 www.getavplusnow.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 www.securesoftwarebill.com
O1 – Hosts: 74.125.45.100 secure.paysecuresystem.com
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Smart Virus Eliminator] “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\7d189\SM205.exe” /s /d

Use the following instructions to remove Smart Virus Eliminator (Uninstall instructions)

Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Close all programs and Windows on your computer.

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, then click Finish.

If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.

Once the program has loaded you will see window similar to the one below.

malwarebytes-antimalware1
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window

Select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan, it will start scanning your computer for Smart Virus Eliminator infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.

When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of infected items similar as shown below. Note: list of infected items may be different than what is shown in the image below.

SmartVirusEliminator_mbam
Malwarebytes Anti-malware, list of infected items

Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected for start Smart Virus Eliminator removal process. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.

Note: if you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.

Smart Virus Eliminator creates the following files and folders

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\7d189
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\7d189\SM205.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Smart Virus Eliminator
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SMVESys
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SMVESys\smve.cfg
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Smart Virus Eliminator.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Smart Virus Eliminator.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Smart Virus Eliminator.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\7d189\SM205.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\asp2009.exe

Smart Virus Eliminator creates the following registry keys and values

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Smart Virus Eliminator

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