Smart Fortress 2012

Smart Fortress 2012 is a malware client. This program has gone through several variations in the past including MS Removal Tool, Smart Protection 2012, Personal Shield Pro and System Progressive Protection  to name a few. All messages this program gives off are false warnings.

What You Will Find On This Page

1. Smart Fortress 2012 Removal Guide

2. Smart Fortress 2012 Removal Video

3. Software and Services to help you remove Smart Fortress 2012


What is Smart Fortress 2012?

Smart Fortress 2012s is a false security client. Once installed on the users computer it acts like a real security client. All the scan results and warnings given off are bogus.

 How Did I get infected with Smart Fortress 2012?

There are several ways in which users get infected. The main reason is from a drive by download. This happens when a normal website gets hacked and malisious code is installed. When you visit the website a forced download happens and the virus installs it's self. If you did not install any programs at the time you got infected then chances are you did not have a good antivirus to protect your computer. You should consider upgrading to a antivirus client that can block such infections.

What is Smart Fortress 2012 Doing to My Computer Right Now?

The scan results found by this bogus security client are all fake.  The warning messages shown are also fake. Normally Smart Fortress 2012 hijacks the users desktop on XP systems and shows the following message:

Your’re in Danger!
Your Computer is infected with Spyware!

All you do with your computer is stored forever in your hard disk. When you visit sites, send emails… All your actions are logged. And it is impossible to remove them with standard tools. Your data is still available for forensics, and in some cases

For your boss, your friends, your wife, your children. Every site you or somebody or even something, like spyware, opened in your browsers, with all the images, and all the downloaded and maybe later removed movies or mp3 songs – ARE STILL THERE and could break your life!

Secure yourself right now!
Removal all spyware from your PC!"

From our testings we found that Smart Fortress 2012 will block executable files from running. This can make it very hard to remove.

Here are some examples of FALSE messages that Smart Fortress 2012 puts out.

Smart Fortress 2012 Warning
Your PC is infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Click here to activate protection.

Smart Fortress 2012 Warning

Intercepting programs that may compromise your private and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with Smart Fortress 2012.

Warning: Your computer is infected
Windows has detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of Windows security software…

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You need to remove Smart Fortress 2012 as soon as you can. In many cases users have other hidden trojans installed on their computer as well. This is why it's so important to run a full virus scan even if you follow the manual removal guide below. Be sure to run a full virus scan once you have manually removed Smart Fortress 2012.

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Smart Fortress 2012 Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you must take in order to remove Smart Fortress 2012 is to stop the following process. Watch the video for guidance.

  • [random].exe ( Example is eAaEmPkGdEd01804.exe ) Your file trace will be named different.

To Stop this process you can

A. Browse to the file location shown below and re-name the file first and then restart your computer. Then browse to that file location again and delete the file.

B.  Boot into Safe Mode and delete the file

C:  Use this process explorer tool  to find the location of the file and re-name it then delete after re-boot.

D:  Log-into another users account and see if you can delete the file.

E:  Start the Task Manager the very second you login and terminate the process that way.

The next step in Smart Fortress 2012 removal is to delete the following file:

Windows XP:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe
  • New Path C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data

Windows Vista/7:

  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters ]\[random characters].exe
  • New Path C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local
  • New Path C:\ProgramData\[random characters]\[random characters].exe (Please NOTE  ProgramData is a hidden folder

Once you have deleted the above executable, Smart Fortress 2012 will no longer be running. At this time you need to run a full virus scan. RUN THE  SCAN!. We recommend wither Spyware Doctor with Antivirus or Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. You need to ensure no other viruses are on your computer.  So many people skip this very simple step.  Take an extra few mintues and ensure you have all the viruses removed.

If you find this threat too hard to remove yourself and need an expert we recommend . They charge far less than others and are great at what they do.

Smart Fortress 2012 Registry Removal Procedures

Once you have deleted the above Smart Fortress 2012 file trace you will also want to remove the infected registry item. This is not a requirement as you already deleted the main executable.:

  • KEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce "[random]"

You should now run a full security scan to ensure no other threats are installed on your computer. We recommend you download a copy of Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Smart Fortress 2012 Directories:


  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random]
  • New Path C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data

Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters ]\[random characters].exe
  • New Path C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local
  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters]\


It is not recommended for inexperienced users to attempt to delete Smart Fortress 2012 manually, as any mistake made during removal could result in your system getting damaged. Therefore, inexperienced users are advised to use a web-based repair service such as or legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus to completely and safely remove Smart Fortress 2012. Many of our users report they realy like the look and feel of Spyware Doctor with Antivirus so that is the main client we have been starting to recommend.

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  1. Thank you. I just can’t get it to remove from my task bar

  2. if you have the latest Smart Fortress 2012, it’s possible that none of the provided instructions to stop the process will work.
    in this case (or even before you try all steps provided above) you can simply “register” this fake antivirus with the following key:
    I know, registering a virus program sounds weird, but it will simply disable *.exe blocker. After doing so, you can open task manager to kill SmartFortress’ process and to remove its files manually, and install and use your favorite antivirus and any other tool you need to clean up your computer

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