Sign in to follow this  
Christian Mairoll

Smart Defragmenter Adware Removal Instructions

Recommended Posts

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







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.

View the full article

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.