Smart Fortress 2012

Smart Fortress 2012 is a fake security product. It will detect non-existent threats in order to persuade you to obtain the licensed version of it. You must remove this malware if signs and symptoms are spotted on the computer.

Computer users must be warn that the malware called Security Shield has returned in the presence of Smart Fortress 2012. So, as early as this day, treat this post as a warning for Internet users to be cautious as it is the main source of Smart Fortress 2012 virus infection. This fake AV will utilize the Internet to spread itself in a variety of method. One is via fake security web sites. If you are fond of going to strange adult web sites, then your computer has high risk of acquiring Smart Fortress 2012. Moreover, spam emails with attractive messages may contain link pointing to their servers that when click, may install the fake software unknown to you. You must take these tips seriously to avoid the infection. A good anti-malware product should be protecting your system at all times.

Disregarding our warning about Smart Fortress 2012 will not only bring troubles on the affected PC. It may also inflict serious financial troubles on your end when you purchase the program. It is designed to steal financial data like personal information and credit card details. Attackers may use this record on other fraud online deals.

If in case you are a gullible victim of Smart Fortress 2012, please disregard its actions. It will produce a number of alerts and warnings. Do not believe it. The rogue software also scans the system and show an exaggerated report. It is false. First thing to do is to use a genuine program to combat this malware. Download a good and effective solution to remove Smart Fortress 2012 from an infected computer. Purchasing Smart Fortress 2012 is not an option. As stated, it will not grant answer to your current crisis but rather makes things worst. Simply follow the removal guide on this page to delete Smart Fortress 2012 from your computer with ease.

Screenshot Image of Smart Fortress 2012:

Image of Smart Fortress 2012

Technical Details and Additional Information:

Damage Level: Medium

Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7

Malware Behavior
Smart Fortress 2012 will exhibit a lot of fake security alerts and warning messages to persuade you into buying the program. In fact, on every alert, it will advise to clean the computer. When you click on “Clean”, “Remove”, or “OK”, the malware will prompt for activation as shown in the image below.

Activate Smart Fortress 2012

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Video Tutorial – Smart Fortress 2012 Removal

How to Remove Smart Fortress 2012

Activating the Rogue Program

Smart Fortress 2012 will block running of any programs. It also prevents access to Internet particularly anti-virus web sites. Execution of Windows tools like Task Manager, Registry Editor and Control Panel is similarly block by the rogue program. Activating the program using the registration key below will regain access to the mentioned services.

Activation Code: AA39754E-715219CE

Once activated, downloading of necessary program to scan and remove Smart Fortress 2012 is now possible.

Automatic Removal Procedure

1. Download Anti-Malware Tool and save it on your Desktop or any location on your PC.
2. When finish downloading, double-click on the file to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install with default configuration.
4. Before the installation completes, check on the prompts about update and launch.
5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.

Restart the Computer in Safe Mode

6. Next thing to do is to reboot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking to avoid Smart Fortress 2012 from loading at start-up. You may want to print this procedure as we have to restart the computer to complete the removal process.
- Restart the computer.
- Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
- It will display an Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Windows will now start in Safe Mode.

7. When on Safe Mode of Windows, open the removal tool. Select Perform full scan on main screen to check your computer thoroughly.
8. When scanning is finished click on Show Results.
9. Make sure that all detected threats are checked, click on Remove Selected. This will delete all files and registry entries that belongs to Smart Fortress 2012.
10. Restart your computer.

Note: If Smart Fortress 2012 prevents downloading of recommended tool. Download the software from another computer. Renaming it to something like 'anything.exe' can help elude the malware.

Removing Rootkit Trojan

Anti-rootkit utility called TDSSKiller is a free tool from Kasperksy that neutralizes complicated malware which effectively hides its process, folders, files and registry entries.

1. Download TDSSKiller from this link. Save the file to your desktop.
2. Extract the contents using archiver applications.
3. Reboot the computer in Safe Mode to avoid Smart Fortress 2012 from loading at start-up. You may want to print this procedure as we have to restart the computer to complete the removal process.
- Restart the computer.
- Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
- It will display an Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Windows will now start in Safe Mode.

4. Locate and run the TDSSKiller.exe file.

5. On Object to Scan, please mark Services and drivers as well as Boot Sectors.
6. Click on Start Scan to begin scanning your system. This may take a while.
7. After the scan is finished, it will reboot the computer. That should complete the disinfection process.

Alternative Removal Method for Smart Fortress 2012

Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state

If Smart Fortress 2012 enters the computer, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. The method also replaces compromised files with a clean version. If you have a saved restore point before Smart Fortress 2012 infiltrates the PC, we highly encourage you to execute this procedure if none of the above works. You may proceed with Windows System Restore, click here to see the full procedure.

Option 2 : Smart Fortress 2012 manual uninstall guide

IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Smart Fortress 2012 requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.

1. Kill any running process that belongs to Smart Fortress 2012.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Smart Fortress 2012 files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.

End Task

2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section below.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be save automatically.

Run Regedit

3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.

4. Delete all files dropped by Smart Fortress 2012.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.

Technical Reference

Associated Files and Folders: Note: (random characters).exe consists of long file name like uikK9761hJmdjaa56shhcbkldmTkmRDw91m.exeAdded Registry Entries: