How to remove System Progressive Protection

December 13th, 2012

System Progressive Protection is known as malware and acts like a real antivirus client but it’s all just a trick.  This virus shows false scan information to scare the user into purchasing the fake System Progressive Protection antivirus client.  What makes this threat hard to remove for many is they are unable to user other antivirus clients. Killing off the main executable is the best way to be able to use other programs.

One of the better self help directions can be found on this http://www.removevirus.org/system-progressive-protection Guide. For general information on viruses you can visit the http://www.removevirus.org home page.

Killing of the main running process to this malware is the best way to stop it dead in it’s tracks.  Knowing the file name to stop and the location of that file is a whole different problem.  In the link provided above shows where the current folder path is for this virus.

You may also want to try and do a system restore.  In many cases this will un-do the install of the malware.  You may also want to try to load up a different users account.  It’s very common for only 1 user account to be infected while others show no sign.

Other information on this virus threat can be found at http://www.squidoo.com/workshop/system-progressive-protection

Having up front virus protection is a must in this day and age. In many cases having the anti-virus client would of stop this kind of infection. Having your operating system and web browser up to date is also needed. Taking a little caution when online like not downloading software from sites you do not trust can go a long way in preventing malware like System Progressive Protection.

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Live Security Platinum

June 2nd, 2012

Live Security Platinum has just been released. This is not a real security product. You can watch a video on how to remove this threat. http://www.removevirus.org/live-security-platinum guide will help.

Malware clients like this are very common online. Computers can be infected for many different reasons. In many cases the infected computer did not have a good antivirus client or no protection at all.

This can be a very stubborn malware virus to remove. Your efforts should be put to removing a single file from your PC. Once this is done you will have a much easier time getting rid of the rest of the virus.

One client we like is malwarebytes. The free version is not the best for protection but it’s great at removing viruses.

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How to remove Smart Fortress 2012

May 21st, 2012

Smart Fortress 2012 is a client I have gotten to know well. This virus threat is nothing new. It has taken on dozens of names over the years but it’s the same virus over and over.

It’s near impossible to track down and punish the makers of these rouges. Smart Fortress 2012 is really not all that hard to remove. Great instructions can be found on this http://www.removevirus.org/smart-fortress-2012. You may also want to look at this http://www.pctechguide.com/virus-removal/how-to-remove-smart-fortress-2012 guide as well.

I find most people hate this threat because it interferes with them running other programs on their computer. Almost all programs are blocked from running. It is for this single reason that some will be frustrated and find it hard to remove. You will most likely not be able to install antivirus software on the computer to help you remove the threat either.

Some Quick Tips on Removal

Windows has a System Restore for a reason, this is the perfect time to use it. It’s a lot like a time machine and you can send your PC back to when the virus was not installed. Be sure to run a full virus scan once done so you know you have no traces left.

If the system restore does not work for you then you can most likely install an antivirus client while in safe mode with networking. I have tested this option out a few times and it seems to work for many antivirus clients, not all but many.

You do always still have the option of doing a manual removal of Smart Fortress 2012 as well. Once you stop a single .exe file on the system the program will most likely stop running and you can then delete the rest of the virus traces and take back your computer. This process sounds a lot hard then it is.

What I would do is browse to this file path C:ProgramData\. Then sort the files and folders by date. Have the most current dates listed first. Then compare the file dates to when you got infected. Chances are there are only 1-4 files and folders around the date you were infected. Basically the folder name will not make any sense. That is most likely the file that needs to be killed off. Open the folder and re-name the files in it. Now you should re-boot your computer and the virus should no longer load.

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How To Rid Your Computer Of Viruses

July 8th, 2011

It is unfortunate, but viruses regularly occur. Malicious viruses have been around for quite a while, and it doesn’t appear like this problem is going away. They sneak up on you when you least expect them and when your computer defenses are weak. What should you do when a virus needs to be removed? After reading this article you may want to consider starting a computer repair business to remove nasty viruses.

Of course, you should be running up to date anti-virus software at all times. But since anti-virus software involves both computers and software developers, that can be easier said than done. Virus writers are constantly looking for weaknesses in computer anti-virus defenses to that they can exploit them.

Therefore, despite the fact that you have the latest anti-virus software installed, you may still contract a virus. Perhaps an anti-virus software update fails. Perhaps the anti-virus software company launches a new version that causes your current program to stop getting updates. Maybe you’ve just plain ignored the “you need to update” messages. No matter what the cause is, a virus can cause the loss of a lot of time and money.

When your computer catches a virus, what do you do to eliminate it?

Certainly, if you are not already running an updated virus protection program, get one in place right away. Most of the programs around can cure most viruses for you when they detect that you’ve got a problem. If you’ve got a boot sector virus you may not be so lucky, but otherwise there’s a good chance that they can help. For boot sector viruses, contact Houston Computer Repair if your reside in the United States.

Detach your computer from the internet and from your local network. This will prohibit the virus from spreading other computers. Also remember to disconnect your infected computer from your home wireless network before you cause any damage there. There’ll be a little icon, probably at the bottom of your screen, that should allow you to do this. If you don’t see this icon, check in your control panel.

Subsequent to terminating any network connects, run you anti-virus software and follow the associated instructions. Of course if you don’t have virus protection software installed, do so immediately.

After you have done that, connect back up to the internet and run the software again. This should find any remaining viruses that have made their way through your defenses.

With any luck, you will have now removed all the viruses that you have been infected with. At this point, insure that your computer remains uninfected. Make sure the Windows Security Center is configured so that is will advise you of any security issues with your computer. Check your virus repair software settings. Be certain that your anti-virus software always has the latest updates to that new viruses will be avoided.

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Everything You Should Know About Security Guard

July 7th, 2010

Even though the name of this program seems to refer to something good, Security Guard is but a virus that will infect many PC users. You will most likely get infected by such a threat via 2 known Trojans roaming the Internet: Vundo and Zlob. This software has many variants. Read the rest of this entry »

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AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro One Of The Thousands Fake Anti Virus Programs That Infect Computers

July 7th, 2010

Many people owning a computer do face a common threat : fake antivirus applications. These applications affect more and more computers and are very successful in also stealing peoples money by tricking them into thinking they deal with original anti virus tools. All over the Internet, it is possible to find literally thousands of such bad applications. Read the rest of this entry »

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