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Remove Smart Engine

smart-engineThe Internet has become a large part of our daily life. What was once the province of tech geeks is now a regular source of information and entertainment for most parts of the world. This is a great thing since this can only mean great things in the future as information gets spread faster around the world.

The problem is, as to all things, there are good and bad points. The Internet has also become the greatest source of possible threats to your computer. Malware can be found on a lot of sites on the Internet and if you’re not careful, you can be a victim of these pieces of rogue software.

A good example of this is the rogue anti-spyware program called Smart Engine. What this program does is make you doubt in the security of your computer. What it does is start showing popup advising you that your PC has been infected by Trojans – even though your other antivirus programs haven’t detected anything.

Smart Engine will then try to sell you its “full” version that will supposedly “clean” your system for $49.95. That’s just for the six-month subscription. The price gets higher for the one-year and lifetime subscription, $69.95 and $89.95 respectively.

Don’t believe it – it’s just a scam to scare you into buying their product! Smart Engine is the actual malware here and you need to get it out of your system fast. To find out how, read on.

010_01 What if Virus Will Not Let You Open Spyware Doctor or Blocks The Internet?

Smart Engine

  1. Download Spyware Doctor and save to your Desktop (if you cannot download then bookmark this page and skip to Step 3 to restore your internet)
  2. Rename the file iexplorer.exe
  3. Restart your Computer in Safe Mode with Networking (keep tapping F8 while your system boots up)
  4. Launch Internet Explorer, click on Tools and then Internet Options.
  5. Click on the Connections tab and select LAN Options
  6. Uncheck the box Use a Proxy Server For Your LAN and click OK
  7. Launch iexplorer.exe (Spyware Doctor)
  8. Update Malware Definitions and click Start Scan
  9. Click the Fix Checked button and remove Smart Engine

 

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Symptoms Of Infection
  • Your computer is acting slow. Smart Engine slows down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web.
  • You are getting pestered with pop ups. Smart Engine infects your registry and uses it to launch annoying pop up ads out of nowhere.
  • Searches are redirected or your homepage and desktop are settings are changed. This is a symptom of a very serious Smart Engine infection.
Dangers Of Infection

warning Viruses like Smart Engine will infect your registry and other important system files. If the infection is not treated it can cause a complete collapse of your system.

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Some Smart Engine infections contain spyware and keyloggers which can be used to record sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account, and social security numbers. The longer you allow the infection to fester, the greater the chance of identity fraud.

How To Remove Infection Manually

Uninstall Smart Engine Processes

SM[random].exe
SmartEngine.exe

Delete Smart Engine Files

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\ (e.g. 17acbd)
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\853.mof
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\SmartEngine.exe
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\SM[random].exe
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\SM[random].exe e.g. SM17a_2211.exe
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\SME.ico
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\SMYEFE\
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\SMYEFE\SMYEFE.cfg
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\Quarantine Items
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Smart Engine.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\Smart Engine\
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\Smart Engine\Instructions.ini
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Desktop\Smart Engine.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\StartMenu\Smart Engine.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\StartMenu\Programs\Smart Engine.lnkon Windows 7 check AppData, AppData\Local or AppData\Roaming folders instead of Application Data

Remove Smart Engine Registry Files

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\3
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSSSys.DocHostUIHandler
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Smart Engine”
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes “URL” = “http://findgala.com/?&uid=2129&q={searchTerms}”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes “URL” = “http://findgala.com/?&uid=2129&q={searchTerms}”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer “PRS” = “http://127.0.0.1:27777/?inj=%ORIGINAL%”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “RunInvalidSignatures = “1″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyServer” = “http=127.0.0.1:25437″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform “Version/10.02129″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer “DisallowRun” = “1″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Smart Engine”
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes “URL” = “http://findgala.com/?&uid=2129&q={searchTerms}”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = “no”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1″

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Warning! If Spyware Doctor is blocked by the virus then run your system in safe mode and try again. To do this reboot your system and tap F8 repeatedly as your computer starts up. Then run Spyware Doctor as normal. If this doesn’t work try renaming the Spyware Doctor EXE file.