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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Smart Engine Antivirus , My Security Shield

Smart Engine

Smart Engine is the new nickname for the rogue security antivirus tool called My Security Shield. Although it comes in a different name, it is still the same damaging parasitic tool. Smart Engine, like My Security Shield is known by its vicious propensity to cripple PCs by blocking internet connections and disabling security software already present on the system.

This is all performed in an effort into bullying the consumer into buying these bogus security tools. Users can infect their PCs with Smart Engine by visiting illicit websites. Some sites will say the user needs to download codec and flash updates. Once the user downloads these updates he will effectively infect his PC with the harmful Trojan. Instead of being able to view videos the user will receive incessant popup messages. The body of these fake popup security alerts will read as follows:

"System Alert
malicious applications, which may contain Trojans, were found on your computer and are to be removed immediately. Click here to remove these potentially harmful items using Smart Engine."

"Warning
Warning! Virus detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-PSW.Win32.Delf.d"

"System Alert
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet.
Internet Explorer
C:Program FilesInternet ExplorerIexplore.exe
Lsas.Trojan-Spy.DOS.Keycopy is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits it to a remote server. Data interception was detected while visiting a website."

These messages will report on fake security threats on the PC. The user will then be informed that Smart Engine exclusively is able to remove these threats, and will be redirected to a payment portal to complete the transaction.

Users should keep in mind that Smart Engine has no ability to remove any threats or infections, and cannot protect a PC from any threats or intentions. In order to effectively and permanently remove Smart Engine, action needs to be taken. Make use of legitimate security tools to completely get rid of Smart Engine for good.

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How to manually remove Smart Engine

Files associated with Smart Engine infection:

SM08a_2208.exe
MS2849_302.exe
SMaa3_231.exe
SM2aa_322.exe
SM217_2208.exe
SM586_302.exe
SM8dc_231.exe
SMd0b_302.exe
SMf76_195.exe
SM101_302.exe
SM381_302.exe
SM037_302.exe
SM98c_231.exe
SMe77_284.exe
SM8b7_289.exe
SM9805_302.exe
SMc86_2129.exe
SM66e_2112.exe
SM76a_2209.exe
SM66b_302.exe
SM713_2220.exe
SM497_2211.exe
SM32f_231.exe
SMe2d_328.exe
sesdessecetra.exe
SM060_302.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\??????
SMad9_2050.exe
SM81e_302.exe
SM8ec_2159.exe
SM27a_2209.exe
SM736_289.exe
SMb3e_2208.exe
CAxTFBqYFa.exe
svchost.exe
sesdessecetra.exe
dllhost.exe
SMf83_231.exe
SMf76_195.exe
SMf13_2121.exe
SMe9f_2194.exe
SMe2d_328.exe
SMde4f.exe
SMdc4_2121.exe
SMd52_2164.exe
SMd0b_302.exe
SMcec_2159.exe
SMccc_118.exe
SMc86_2129.exe
SMbfb_302.exe
SMbb8_287.exe
SMba1_231.exe
SMb56_231.exe
SMb3e_2208.exe
SmartEngine.exe
SMaf2_302.exe
SMad9_2050.exe
SMaa3_231.exe
SM98c_231.exe
SM9805_302.exe
SM970_302.exe
SM8ec_2159.exe
SM8dc_231.exe
SM8b7_289.exe
SM8b4_2208.exe
SM81e_302.exe
SM7c6_2194.exe
SM76a_2209.exe
SM749_302.exe
SM736_289.exe
SM713_2220.exe
SM66e_2112.exe
SM66b_302.exe
SM657_284.exe
SM5aa_322.exe
SM586_302.exe
SM575_302.exe
SM52c_2132.exe
SM4d5_302.exe
SM4b5_2208.exe
SM4b02_152.exe
SM497_2211.exe
SM381_302.exe
SM33c_2035.exe
SM33a_231.exe
SM32f_231.exe
SM2cf_289.exe
SM2c0_2121.exe
SM2aa_322.exe
SM299_247.exe
SM27a_2209.exe
SM26b_328.exe
SM24b_302.exe
SM2470.exe
SM217_2208.exe
SM1ec_195.exe
SM1de_302.exe
SM1b2_263.exe
SM1a3_2121.exe
SM18d_302.exe
SM10a_231.exe
SM101_302.exe
SM099_2164.exe
SM08a_2208.exe
SM061_302.exe
SM060_302.exe
SM03a_2129.exe
SM037_302.exe
SM02c_302.exe
SM004_328.exe
MSe2a_328.exe
MSbe28_302.exe
MS9c4e_118.exe
MS91ad_231.exe
MS8be_2075.exe
MS2849_302.exe
MS1392_302.exe
SearchSettingsProtection.exe
SMed1_2150.exe
SMe77_284.exe
SMc4e_302.exe
SM9f0_2194.exe
SM539_2140.exe
MSf0b_231.exe
Smart Engine.lnk
tempdoc.tmp
ppal.drv
PE.dll
pal.exe
kernel32.dll
fan.drv
exec.exe
energy.exe
eb.sys
delfile.sys
DBOLE.drv
CLSV.sys
CLSV.exe
cid.tmp
ANTIGEN.drv
ANTIGEN.dll
cookies.sqlite
cSmart Engine.lnk
sqlite3.dll
SME.ico
SMae0_2129.exe
mozcrt19.dll
SM5aa_322.exe
SM2c0_2121.exe
SM575_302.exe
SM52c_2132.exe
SM1a3_2121.exe
SMdc4_2121.exe
MSbe28_302.exe
MS8be_2075.exe
SM299_247.exe
SM9f0_2194.exe
SM03a_2129.exe
dllhost.exe
SMf83_231.exe
CAxTFBqYFa.exe
SM4d5_302.exe
MS9c4e_118.exe
SMd52_2164.exe
%ProgramData%\??????
SMbfb_302.exe
SM8b4_2208.exe
MS91ad_231.exe
MSf0b_231.exe
SM657_284.exe
SmartEngine.exe
SM004_328.exe
SMed1_2150.exe
SM26b_328.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\??????
SM02c_302.exe
MS1392_302.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\????
SMe9f_2194.exe
SMc4e_302.exe
SMbb8_287.exe
SMccc_118.exe
SMde4f.exe
SM7c6_2194.exe
SM1de_302.exe
svchost.exe
SM24b_302.exe
SM2470.exe
SM539_2140.exe
SM1ec_195.exe
SM33c_2035.exe
MSe2a_328.exe
SMf13_2121.exe
SM33a_231.exe
SM4b5_2208.exe
SM4b02_152.exe
SM749_302.exe
SMb56_231.exe
SM061_302.exe
SMba1_231.exe
SM2cf_289.exe
SMcec_2159.exe
SM970_302.exe
SM099_2164.exe
SM10a_231.exe
SM18d_302.exe
SM1b2_263.exe
SMaf2_302.exe

Smart Engine DLL's to remove:

PE.dll
sqlite3.dll
ANTIGEN.dll
mozcrt19.dll

Smart Engine processes to kill:

MSe2a_328.exe
SMe9f_2194.exe
SMdc4_2121.exe
CAxTFBqYFa.exe
SM4d5_302.exe
SM004_328.exe
SM8b4_2208.exe
SM1a3_2121.exe
SM497_2211.exe
SMaa3_231.exe
SM1ec_195.exe
SM061_302.exe
SMcec_2159.exe
SM4b02_152.exe
SM66b_302.exe
SM33c_2035.exe
MSbe28_302.exe
SM4b5_2208.exe
SMed1_2150.exe
SMd0b_302.exe
SM9f0_2194.exe
SM2cf_289.exe
SM66e_2112.exe
SM713_2220.exe
SMe2d_328.exe
SMad9_2050.exe
SM02c_302.exe
SM8dc_231.exe
SM736_289.exe
MS1392_302.exe
SM1b2_263.exe
MSf0b_231.exe
SMccc_118.exe
MS8be_2075.exe
SM26b_328.exe
SMbfb_302.exe
SMde4f.exe
SMd52_2164.exe
SM2c0_2121.exe
svchost.exe
SM099_2164.exe
SMe77_284.exe
SM657_284.exe
SM8b7_289.exe
SMf83_231.exe
SM586_302.exe
SM1de_302.exe
SM5aa_322.exe
SM98c_231.exe
SmartEngine.exe
SM539_2140.exe
SM32f_231.exe
SM9805_302.exe
SMf76_195.exe
SM970_302.exe
SMc86_2129.exe
sesdessecetra.exe
CAxTFBqYFa.exe
svchost.exe
sesdessecetra.exe
dllhost.exe
SMf83_231.exe
SMf76_195.exe
SMf13_2121.exe
SMe9f_2194.exe
SMe2d_328.exe
SMde4f.exe
SMdc4_2121.exe
SMd52_2164.exe
SMd0b_302.exe
SMcec_2159.exe
SMccc_118.exe
SMc86_2129.exe
SMbfb_302.exe
SMbb8_287.exe
SMba1_231.exe
SMb56_231.exe
SMb3e_2208.exe
SmartEngine.exe
SMaf2_302.exe
SMad9_2050.exe
SMaa3_231.exe
SM98c_231.exe
SM9805_302.exe
SM970_302.exe
SM8ec_2159.exe
SM8dc_231.exe
SM8b7_289.exe
SM8b4_2208.exe
SM81e_302.exe
SM7c6_2194.exe
SM76a_2209.exe
SM749_302.exe
SM736_289.exe
SM713_2220.exe
SM66e_2112.exe
SM66b_302.exe
SM657_284.exe
SM5aa_322.exe
SM586_302.exe
SM575_302.exe
SM52c_2132.exe
SM4d5_302.exe
SM4b5_2208.exe
SM4b02_152.exe
SM497_2211.exe
SM381_302.exe
SM33c_2035.exe
SM33a_231.exe
SM32f_231.exe
SM2cf_289.exe
SM2c0_2121.exe
SM2aa_322.exe
SM299_247.exe
SM27a_2209.exe
SM26b_328.exe
SM24b_302.exe
SM2470.exe
SM217_2208.exe
SM1ec_195.exe
SM1de_302.exe
SM1b2_263.exe
SM1a3_2121.exe
SM18d_302.exe
SM10a_231.exe
SM101_302.exe
SM099_2164.exe
SM08a_2208.exe
SM061_302.exe
SM060_302.exe
SM03a_2129.exe
SM037_302.exe
SM02c_302.exe
SM004_328.exe
MSe2a_328.exe
MSbe28_302.exe
MS9c4e_118.exe
MS91ad_231.exe
MS8be_2075.exe
MS2849_302.exe
MS1392_302.exe
SearchSettingsProtection.exe
SMed1_2150.exe
SMe77_284.exe
SMc4e_302.exe
SM9f0_2194.exe
SM539_2140.exe
MSf0b_231.exe
pal.exe
exec.exe
energy.exe
SMae0_2129.exe
SM101_302.exe
SM33a_231.exe
SM27a_2209.exe
SM749_302.exe
SM060_302.exe
SM81e_302.exe
dllhost.exe
SM7c6_2194.exe
SM8ec_2159.exe
SMaf2_302.exe
SMb3e_2208.exe
SM575_302.exe
SM03a_2129.exe
SMc4e_302.exe
SMf13_2121.exe
SM10a_231.exe
SM52c_2132.exe
SMba1_231.exe
SM08a_2208.exe
SMb56_231.exe
SM037_302.exe
SM299_247.exe
SM76a_2209.exe
SM18d_302.exe
MS9c4e_118.exe
SM381_302.exe
SM24b_302.exe
MS2849_302.exe
SM2aa_322.exe
SMbb8_287.exe
SM2470.exe
SM217_2208.exe
MS91ad_231.exe

Remove Smart Engine registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\3
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SMae0_2129.DocHostUIHandler
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "URL" = "http://findgala.com/?&uid=2129&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "URL" = "http://findgala.com/?&uid=2129&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "PRS" = "http://127.0.0.1:27777/?inj=%ORIGINAL%"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "RunInvalidSignatures = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyServer" = "http=127.0.0.1:25437"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "Version/10.02129"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer "DisallowRun" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre
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Comments

  1. UMHOLTZ Oct 13, 2010

    GET IT OFF MY COMPUTER

  2. elitez Oct 15, 2010

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! so anoying

  3. Kiko Oct 16, 2010

    I'm being told that the .dll files to delete can't even be found - now what?

  4. veysel Oct 18, 2010

    bu kdr ugraşa gerek yok, ***** indirip kurun ve sistemi taratın, sorun düzelicek..

  5. layne Oct 19, 2010

    anybody figure this out yet?

  6. ben Oct 22, 2010

    gahhh this smart engine is annoying it screams at me and startles me >.

  7. mary Oct 24, 2010

    Please take dis off my computer now and for future with your company your need too ask before your company decided too download something on someone computer before asking ok

  8. Zach Oct 24, 2010

    Mary you are an idiot, this is a website telling you to how to remove it, its not their software, you accidently clicked on something no one downloaded anythign to your computer you did.

  9. AC Oct 25, 2010

    I'm not really understanding how to get rid of the popups and stuff. Anyone know what to do?

  10. REVA HARP Oct 25, 2010

    TAKE DIS OFF MY COMPUTER

  11. vp Oct 25, 2010

    you gotta re-boot your pc

  12. ed callaghan Oct 27, 2010

    hi,ed here as above i've just caught this bug.i logged onto another user
    within my pc and it seems ok i don't how long for.yes i've been getting
    these warnings + stopping using the internet.i tried to delete it to the recycle bin but keep getting access denied,even with administration
    status.how can i remove it?

  13. ed callaghan Oct 27, 2010

    ed callaghan again,i've got a compaq v4000 pc + windows xp
    i restored pc to an earlier date and managed to get rid of
    smart engine software.i hope it doesn't return.also i hope
    this info will be helpful and i'll keep this web site posted
    as to will it or wont it return good luck everybody.

  14. ed callaghan Oct 28, 2010

    hi again so far no return of smart engine.by the way when restoring pc
    i picked 13th october at random so it was a lucky number!i don't know
    if anyone had done this before meself so it would be a yawn yawn
    big deal.again i hope this info might be helpful.i'll keep you posted
    with any good/bad news.

  15. LIEZLE WARRIOR Oct 28, 2010

    WAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'M GONNA KILL THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS *****!!!!!

    Seems like all of us here are new victims! Damn, I'm losing all my patience! I'm playing Happy Aquarium and this crap keeps popping-up! Huhuhu!

    Holy PC geeks in this cyber world, bless us with your techno prowess!

  16. Barry Oct 28, 2010

    How the heck do we get rid?
    This bloody thing should beillegal.

  17. LIEZLE WARRIOR Oct 29, 2010

    Yeah! I downloaded the thang above but it didn't work!

  18. justin Oct 29, 2010

    i hate this damn virus

  19. LIEZLE WARRIOR Oct 29, 2010

    It's supposed to be a virus remover! Now it's a virus!

  20. Jack Oct 30, 2010

    What you need to do is boot your computer into safe mode once there follow the above steps listed at the top to get rid of it then reboot back to normal. Then run an actual virus scan with whatever program you use. Then all fixed

  21. Wes Oct 31, 2010

    This thing came up out of nowhere while I was playing a game. Now everytime I try to download something it keeps blocking it. I cant do certain things on websites, and every like minute the stupid thing tells me I have 25 viruses. Plus all these trojan horses. I NEED HELP!!!!

  22. Kristin Nov 1, 2010

    I HATE THIS MOTHER***** VIRUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. LongshotCanada Nov 4, 2010

    yes i too just received Smart Engine. Do I feel dumb.
    would just like to download a fix and have it done for me . .likely thinking there will be another $$ price to pay . .
    I could do manually but really don't want to spend the time.
    Thanks to all reasonable comments here.

  24. LIEZLE WARRIOR Nov 5, 2010

    I'll just reformat my computer!

  25. panda43 Nov 6, 2010

    Liezle Warrior did it get rid of it to reformat my grandson got it an its a mess been on this thing for 2 days now its everywhere in this computer

  26. haha Nov 9, 2010

    it has caused me cant open task manager le..any suggestions??tqtq

  27. GeneralLake Nov 9, 2010

    I can to work for me on my daughters computer
    I'll get back to you if the evil empire strikes back at me....

  28. Oni Jeevas Nov 10, 2010

    So... It wont hurt if I just destroy it from my PC,right? It's really anooying and I don't remember that I even got touched to that program lately while surfing internet.

  29. ed callaghan Nov 12, 2010

    hi again still no return of smart engine.i put pc in restore to a previous
    life about 5 days ago pc is clear no problems so far.has anyone tried this.
    restore computer to date before this crap turned up and it done it
    best of luck

  30. A.Evz Nov 13, 2010

    why does it scream at me?!?!
    how do i restore the computer to an earlier date?
    its very annoying haha. x

  31. mr. marco Nov 17, 2010

    smart engine straight up suxs!!

  32. cyber1 Feb 17, 2011

    There is options, but u have to find them one at a time...so it seems. These *****ng virus and trojans are like cleaning up after ***** kids...I got that ***** thing...brand new comuter and *****!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am on this *****er. I will go til it is gone...if so I will bring the *****er's head to show u...hackn my *****...I will win! lol *****~

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