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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
Other mutations known as:

Security Master AV

Security Master AV is a horrible rogue antispyware application that is guaranteed to try and steal your money. Security Master AV will present you with a fake system scan, fake system scan report results as well as fake computer security notifications which may appear authentic. You need to know that this is all a part of one big scam which has been created in order to steal your money and present you with many unwanted computer problems.

Security Master AV may display some of the following symptoms:
• Annoying pop up messages.
• A fake scan report.
• Fake scan report results.
• Security system notifications.
• The option of buying a full version.
• Slow computer performance.
• Desktop settings that change.
• Your web browser may be redirected.

In order to remove Security Master AV from your computer, it is imperative that you make use of a decent antispyware removal product that is able to both detect and automatically remove Security Master AV for you. You can try the manual removal process, but you need to be warned that if you do something incorrectly, you run the risks of further damaging your computer. It is extremely important to drop everything that you are doing and to concentrate entirely on removing Security Master AV from your machine.

Security Master AV is a part of a huge Rogue.VirusDoctor family of fake antivirus programs. It was first detected back in 2010, and this family is a constantly growing mass of rogues that include such names as Windows Virtual Security, Windows Active Defender, Windows Risk Minimizer and many more. Security Master AV is commonly distributed by Trojans that appear to be official updates for various programs, but in fact they only install malicious software applications.

It is important to understand that the full system scan performed by Security Master AV and its results are not real. Even though it says that your security alert level is critical and that you are infected with such threats as Trojan-PSW.Win32.Fantast, Trojan-PSW.Win32.Delf.d or Trojan-Spy.HTML.Sunfraud.a, none of it is true, as these are just blatant lies devised by cyber criminals to trick you into purchasing a full copy of Security Master AV. The scan results are usually accompanied by these fake security notifications:

System alert
Suspicious software which may be malicious has been detected on your PC. Click here to remove this threat immediately using Security Master AV.

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden Connection IP:
Security Risk: High
Target: Microsoft Corporation Keys

Warning! Virus detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Citifraud

If you are confident that you can remove Security Master AV manually, refer to the list of files and processes you have to delete below this description. However, the users are always recommended to make use of a reliable antimalware product that can terminate Security Master AV immediately, at the same time protecting their computers from other possible threats.

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How to manually remove Security Master AV

Files associated with Security Master AV infection:

%CommonAppData%\???????
SM382c.exe
SMACAV.cfg
SecurityMasterAV.exe
3684.mof
%AppData%\Security Master AV
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\???????

Security Master AV processes to kill:

SM382c.exe
SecurityMasterAV.exe

Remove Security Master AV registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN Security Master AV
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ Security Master AV
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Comments

  1. Beth Jun 21, 2010

    This is horrible. I used to have AV on my computer but I removed it about a week after because there was no use for it. I'm glad I did too, because if I'd have left it longer it probably would of infected my computer. Seriously, this is really really bad and they should get shut down. Isn't it illegal or something?

  2. Thomas Jun 28, 2010

    This is too much horrible. I used to have AV on my computer but I removed it about a week after because there was no use for it. I\'m glad I did too, because if I\'d have left it longer it probably would of infected my computer. Seriously, this is really really bad and they should get shut down. Isn\'t it illegal or

  3. Blaylock Aug 5, 2010

    If Security Master AV can be purchased ($69.95 for 1 year) then there has to be some way to trace where your money is going - your credit card company for example. If the identity of this fraud firm can be determined, why can't they be prosecuted and shut down? Let's not be cowering wimps who "forgive" once a rogue virus is eliminated.

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