Description of ThinkSmart consequences of its residing on your PC
ThinkSmart (Think Smart) is a new rogue antispyware from the authors of ThinkPoint. It is deemed to be new, but, in fact, is the same for rogue antispyware detectors. The program has the only essential difference from the rogue antispyware that has been used as a template. This is its name – and even the name is almost the same.
The program is known to be spread by the same infection that is used to distribute copies of notorious ThinkPoint adware. The spreading infection is commonly known as fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. The alert is not an infection itself, the infection is the trojan that pops up the alert.
Other routines are used to download the fake antispyware or to make users believe they need to download and install it. Several fake online virus scanners have been found so far. In case of low security restrictions they may launch download process without user’s agreement.
Remove ThinkSmart trialware version and smartly ignore its virus notification. Registration of this counterfeit would be really unsmart as the adware will keep acting in the same annoying way damaging useful applications. Click here to get rid of ThinkSmart and related trojan, if this is the case, as well as other rogue programs as detected by free scanner.
ThinkSmart Technical Details
- Full name: ThinkSmart, Think Smart, Think-Smart
- Version: 2010
- Type: Rogue anti-spyware
- Origin: Russian federation
Signs of being infected with ThinkSmart:
Under average security and privacy settings the adware, once installed, blocks normal Windows loading at the reboot following its installation with large popup titled with its name. The popup cannot be minimized or closed as any button of it does not respond save the Safe Startup button. If you click it the adware will set its rules for your system. It will show numerous notifications regarding insecure way of using PC, viruses detected etc. harming your PC instead of viruses.
With the very first of its popups shown the recommended response is to launch Task Manager and end the process of the infection. The process name corresponds to exe file specified in manual instructions for ThinkSmart removal below. This will eliminate the welcome popup of the program and make its components available for deletion by removal software or in manual mode in line with the removal guide provided. Click here to uninstall ThinkSmart badware by automated remover virus and spyware and other infections.
Automatic Removal of ThinkSmart from your PC:
As mentioned above, the common method for the rogue antispyware introduction is a fake Microsoft alert scam. There are an infection other than the adware to show the provoking alert and many other infection to further the trickery with the fake antivirus. A comprehensive treatment is therefore recommended to cover all the infections potentially residing at your PC. Otherwise, a single act of ThinkSmart removal is unlikely to get your PC at its due performance. Follow the link below to delete every infection as detected by free scanner.
Manual Removal of ThinkSmart:
If the deletion of any entry is reported impossible, Safe Mode is to be activated or relevant process needs to be ended. In order to end the process, press the combination of Ctrl, Alt and Del or launch Task Manager in another way to select and end the process in Process tab with the same name as of the file you have failed to delete.
Remove ThinkSmart files and dll’s:
Unregister ThinkSmart registry values:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%LocAppData%\antispy.exe”
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnPostRedirect” = “0″
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = “0″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\hotfix.exe”