Registry Smart Pro - The Latest Name To Fake Antispyware
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a malicious application devised to trick users and persuade them into buying a fake antivirus program, as reported by kiguolis on August 12, 2010.
Registry Smart Pro is a tricky and may hide itself in registry files on an infected computer; thus, there are a few ways to notify whether computer may be in risk of infection. The software has no association with Microsoft and only exploits its name to appear as a legal security tool. It is generally advertised on illegal websites through fake alert messages.
According to the security experts, registry Smart Pro asserts itself of being capable to resolve issues on systems, but in reality it only acts as an opportunity to extract money from innocent computer users. The bogus registry Smart Pro virus causes the system to display numerous pop-up and non-working system scans that persuade users into believing that malware like trojans and Viruses exist in their computers.
At times, it even installs undesirable software to the system without user's knowledge and consent. This may result in poor PC performance and stability along with the installation of more unwanted programs, which can be removed by the user.
This fake antivirus also keeps a record of the user's browsing history data, Internet browsing practices and send it to remote servers owned by some third party groups that exploit this information to promote their products through endless streams of spam letters, toolbars, pop-ups and hijacked homepages. All these unwanted promotional methods are applied on the victims of Rouge Anti-Spyware.
Once the registry Smart Pro has been detected, it needs to be deleted from the infected system along with its all components. But in reality, it is quite difficult to remove registry Smart Pro and many such rouge anti-virus applications from the infected computer.
To stay safe against registry Smart Pro, users are recommended to download and install an efficient anti-spyware program, keep Windows up to date, install a firewall on their computers and always keep it turned on and always keep the definitions in anti-spyware up to date.
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