How can I remove Malware: Smart Defender Pro?
Posted on 2009-07-07
I have a user who has managed to snag a copy of this Smart Defender Pro malware. Pop-ups every few seconds, bogus "Your browser is secure" screens, false threat warnings, the works. The only files I see listed on the system are in her profile under Application Data. I need to know if anyone has idea what reg keys and or files to look for so I can get rid of this thing.
The only info I have found on the web are sites advertising removal tools (always shady). The app is an exact replica of "Virus Remover Pro." After all the bogus literature I have come across, I would rather get some assistance via EE (with all our abundant knowledge!)
I will re-image the machine in the end but I wanted to see if anyone has some additional insight.