TAG: Scareware

How To Remove Smart Fortress 2012 And Similar Scareware

It struck me how obvious this was when I heard a customer mention the name of the virus: “Smart Fortress 2012”. I thought, this is another one of those fake malware applications that I’ve seen time and time again. Since this user’s computer was infected while running an up-to-date version of a virus scanner, it proves the general ineffectiveness of most of these applications. I thought that it would be a good idea to explain how I go about removing these things – but with the fact that they’re all the same, you can’t follow instructions exactly. No two of these things are created equal. My hope is that, if you get a virus that acts like this, you can use some of these tactics to get rid of the program yourself.

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