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Smart Defragmenter Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Smart Defragmenter adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.SmartDefragmenter.

Smart Defragmenter is a rogue application, this is another variant of HDD Defragmenter, and System Defragmenter. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer has a problem, or infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %UserProfile%DesktopSmart Defragmenter.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.bmp
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.exe
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSmart Defragmenter
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSmart DefragmenterSmart Defragmenter.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSmart DefragmenterUninstall Smart Defragmenter.lnk

Create new registry entry:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    (String) %random% = %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.exe

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.SmartDefragmenter_1-400x269

Adware.Win32.SmartDefragmenter_2-400x203

Adware.Win32.SmartDefragmenter_4-400x229

Adware.Win32.SmartDefragmenter_5-400x269

Adware.Win32.SmartDefragmenter_6-400x256

How to remove the infection of Smart Defragmenter (Adware.Win32.SmartDefragmenter)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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