If you are willing to know what Windows Smart Warden is in real, the answer is so simple, “Fake Program”. Windows SmartWarden might be attractive to you because of its interface and options which it has but trust me it is a scamware that is designed just like a real anti-malware software to trick innocent internet users into buying it. To make huge sales to benefit hackers, Windows Smart Warden is spread widely through malicious websites, on each infected computer, it claims to be a legitimate security and system optimization tool, then it reports very dangerous problems to the owners of infected computers by displaying popups on their screen. It claims that it has detected many problems with your computer like keylogger activity, a malware attack, software without digital signature, etc. All of its reports are false and displayed to scare you so you`d buy Windows Smart Warden to get rid of these viruses.
See the examples of fake alerts displayed by Windows Smart Warden:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet.
Windows Media Player Resources
C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\wmploc.dll is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Software without a digital signature detected.
Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
Potential malware detected.
It is recommended to activate protection and perform a thorough system scan to remove the malware.
Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: FTP Server
Infected file: C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\wmploc.dll
Windows Smart Warden will ruin your computer if you buy it or leave to be there in your machine. It is a rogue virus that will try its best to sell non-working security products to you. Then it will steal your credit card information if you purchase it. Windows Smart Warden will also bring new malwares to your computer. Its recommended to remove this threat from your machine immediately upon detection.
How to remove Windows Smart Warden virus manually:
To remove this virus manually, complete the following set of tasks. Do not forget to create a backup before getting started to the manual removal guide.
To prform manual removal steps, you may need to learn,
How to stop a proccess
How to delete registry entries
Stop Windows Smart Warden processes:
Disable Windows Smart Warden DLL files:
Delete Windows Smart Warden Registry Entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “ID” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-2-17_2″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “rudbxijemb”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe
Delete Windows Smart Warden files:
%appdata%\npswf32.dll %appdata%\Inspector-[rnd].exe %desktopdir%\Windows Functionality Checker.lnk %appdata%\result.db
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