Smart Fortress 2012 – Removal

Smart Fortress 2012 is a rogue malware application that was just found recently. It has the ability to bypass most of the basic computer protection programs. Because of this it has been spreading globally. Towards the bottom of this page we will show you how to remove the Smart Fortress 2012 virus with our simple step-by-step removal instructions. This page has been updated to provide the best and most efficient information to remove Smart Fortress 2012.

Smart Fortress 2012 is a new virus that has began to infect various people’s computers, often without their knowledge. At least, the infection happens without their knowledge. Shortly after, the computer user will find out about the virus. Once it has secured its roots, it begins to attack. The Smart Fortress 2012 is a form of “scareware”, which is a virus that tells the computer user that the computer has a virus that it really does not have.

Smart Fortress 2012 Virus Image

It then explains that it can fix the problems, which it will show a ton of, if the user buys their software. While this may not seem extremely bad, it makes sure that you can’t ignore it. In other words, you can’t simply close the program and continue on with your life. Instead, it messes with various parts of your computer to not only annoy you, but make you truly believe that your computer is infected. However, the only infection is the Smart Fortress 2012 itself. To learn how to remove Smart Fortress 2012 safely and efficiently, without having to buy a new computer, see the information below.

These instructions will save you a lot of trouble and will remove Smart Fortress 2012 permanently. Please note that unlike other site, we have tested the process below many times and work hard to pass along our research to all the major antivirus software companies. Our in-house virus lab can verify that if the instructions below are done as they are shown, it will remove Smart Fortress 2012.

Virus Removal Instructions
Target Virus: Smart Fortress 2012

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the Smart HDD Virus. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.

1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.

2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.

3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.

Safe Mode with Networking

4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove Smart HDD which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.

5Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.


6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:


Windows Run Remove

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools.

7 When you see the PC Tools download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, PC Tools will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run PC Tools, click OK. The PC Tools installation will begin. After fully installing PC Tools the virus scan will automatically begin.

PC Tools Download Box Click Run

8 After PC Tools has scanned your computer and found Smart Fortress 2012 it is time to remove it. Simply click “Fix Checked” to remove the virus.

*Please note: You will not see the actual virus name in the list of found infections. The name of the virus in the PC Tools database is different than the name of the virus you see on your computer. If you see various infections on the scan results then that means that PC Tools found the Smart Fortress 2012 Virus.

9 After you click “Fix Checked” you are going to need to register PC Tools to remove Smart Fortress 2012. Please register PC Tools and the Smart Fortress 2012 will be removed.

Registering PC Tools offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. PC Tools will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.

10 After you have registered PC Tools, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The virus will be completely gone.

Call us toll free at 888.801.8751 if you wish to speak to our virus removal team.


  1. sam shahid says:

    This worked! …thanks so much.


  3. Jennifer says:

    Omg! Thank you, this thing was driving me insane!

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