SmartFixer or also called as Smart Fixer 2007 is a misleading security application that will offer functions such as system scan, system analysis, drive check-up, clean disks and cd/dvd repair. But in reality, SmartFixer 2007 was not developed for these type of purposes. Smart Fixer 2007 virus was created to spam users and earn a profit from its fraudulent online activities. Once installed, Smart Fixer 2007 will start generating fake pop-up alerts and security notification to further deceive computer users.
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Windows Vista
Technical Details and Additional Information:
What Smart Fixer 2007 can do?
- The program will give exaggerated reports on system errors and virus.
- It will always prompt to pay for the licensed version of the program.
Malicious Files Added by Smart Fixer 2007
%UserProfile%\All Users\Desktop\SmartFixer 2007.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs%\SmartSoftware\SmartFixer 2007\SmartFixer 2007.lnk
Associated Windows Registry Entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”Smartfixer” = “C:\Program Files\SmartSoftware\SmartFixer 2007\SmartFixer.exe /tray”
Smart Fixer 2007 – Removal
Removing Smart Fixer 2007 Manually:
1. If using Windows ME or XP, System Restore must be disabled to prevent the threat from restoring itself. [Windows XP System Restore]
2. Update the virus definitions.
3. Reboot Windows in SafeMode [how to]
4. Run a full system scan and clean/delete all infected files.
5. Delete/Modify any values added to the registry. [how to edit registry]
6. Exit registry editor and restart Windows.
Manual removal provided on this page may or may not successfully remove Smart Fixer 2007. To completely get rid of the virus and other malicious software that may have been installed, we suggest running these tools.
In order to completely remove Smart Fixer 2007 from a system, it is best to download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Sometimes, Trojans will block the downloading and installation of MBAM. If this happens, download it from a clean PC and rename the executable file before executing on the infected machine.
Using Portable SuperAntiSpyware:
To thoroughly remove a virus, it is best to do a separate scan of another security program so that other infected files not detected by anti-virus application can be remove as well. Download and run SuperAntiSpyware Portable Scanner.
Alternative Removal Method for SmartFixer 2007
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If SmartFixer 2007 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 SmartFixer 2007 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.