How to Remove Smart Engine Rogue Anti-Spyware?

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Smart Engine Information:

Smart Engine is a new successor of My Security Shield rogue antispyware. Smart Engine usually enters into your via Trojans from malicious websites without your awareness or permission. Once installed, Smart Engine will quickly insert its corrupt files and change system registry so as to make your computer impossible to use. Soon, you will notice its presence in your PC. Whenever you turn on your computer, Smart Engine will run its fake scanner and display a list of fabricated scan results. Besides, Smart Engine will trigger tons of popup alerts stating that your computer is under risk. In fact, all viruses reported by Smart Engine are all false and the only malware on your computer is Smart Engine itself. It not only slows down your computer performance, but also paralyzes your browsers and directs you to its affiliated websites. If you find Smart Engine on your PC, don’t fall for its trap. Instead, you should reboot your PC and always hit F8 key into “Safe Mode with Networking” and then stick to our removal tutorial to remove Smart Engine as soon as possible.

Smart Engine Screenshot:

Manual Removal

Note: If you are not proficient with computer, it’s suggested that you backup your registry before manually removing Smart Engine Rogue Anti-Spyware. And double check the entries that you are going to delete, or your computer can’t work for missing some files.

Step 1: Registry entries you need to delete:



HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Smart Engine”

Step 2: Files you need to delete:

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\17acbd\

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\17acbd\853.mof

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\17acbd\SmartEngine.exe

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\17acbd\SM17a_2211.exe

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\17acbd\SME.ico

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\17acbd\SMYEFE\

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\17acbd\SMYEFE\SMYEFE.cfg

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\17acbd\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.lnk

Please, be aware that manual removal of Smart Engine Rogue Anti-Spyware is a cumbersome task and can not always ensure complete removal of the malware, due to the fact that some files might be hidden or may get reanimated automatically afterwards.Moreover, lack of the required skills and even the slightest deviation from the instructions may lead to irreparable system damage. That’s why it’s strongly recommended automatic removal of Smart Engine Rogue Anti-Spyware, which will save your time and enable avoiding any system malfunctions and guarantee the needed result.

Automatic Smart Engine Rogue Anti-Spyware Removal:

1. Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 Key before Windows launches. Use the arrow keys to select the “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then hit ENTER Key to continue.

2. Download Smart Engine Remover, install it and update its database to the latest. After that, restart your computer so as to make Smart Engine Remover fully functional. Repeat Step 1 into Safe Mode and run an Online Scan of your computer so that Smart Engine Remover can detect all potential malware in your system.

NOTE: If you have problem installing Smart Engine Remover, you can download this correction script, unzip it and then double click to run it. It will correct your registry settings that the virus has modified. Then double click the program and finish the installation.

3. After the Online Scan finishes, click “Details” for the malware detected to make sure that your important data are not infected and removed. Ignore or select the scan result and click “Remove” to remove the threats. Reboot your computer and let Smart Engine Virus Remover delete all detected virus.

4. Click to repair your corrupted registry

Why should you need to repair the registry?

As we all know, virus and Trojans modify and destroy system registry and make the computer malfunction so that the computer will not perform normally. Even if the virus and Trojans are removed, the registry is still destroyed or modified, so the computer still has problems. That’s the very reason why you need to repair the registry. At the meanwhile, some virus and Trojans leave some DLL files in the registry and this will cause strange DLL errors and affect the computer performance.

To make your computer run as perfectly as before or much faster than before:

1. Download and install Multi-Awarded Registry Tool.

2. Run a full scan of your registry.

3. Click “Repair Problems” and repair all errors detected.

After these 3 easy steps, your computer will run much faster than before within minutes!

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Robert Wilson  on October 18th, 2010

thanks for the post

Susan  on October 18th, 2010


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