Smart Fortress 2012

This article will explain how to remove Smart Fortress 2012, which is a fake antivirus program. This fake program is actually a virus itself posing as a real program, commonly known as a rogue. If you have Smart Fortress 2012 on your computer we recommend you remove it as soon as possible. Removal instructions are at the end of the article.

If you see the graphical user interface below you are unfortunately infected with Smart Fortress 2012. This is a fake program and should not be trusted. The graphical user interface, known as GUI, may look legitimate but it is anything but legitimate. The cyber criminals who designed this infection cleverly used social engineering tactics to trick computer users into thinking it is real.

Smart Fortress 2012 Virus Image

Smart Fortress 2012 is known to display alerts, warnings, alarms and activation windows. However, anything that this fake antivirus says is a complete lie. The warnings, alarms and alerts are all intended to scare computer users. It is a fear based maneuver intended to scare computer users into trusting Smart Fortress 2012.

You most likely became infected with Smart Fortress 2012 while browsing the internet. This infection is downloaded onto your computer through many different sources including hacked websites, malicious websites, peer file sharing and more. A lot of times you get infected with Smart Fortress 2012 without even knowing how.

Once you have become infected Smart Fortress 2012 embeds itself deeply into your computer operating system. It makes numerous file and registry changes. No matter how many times you reboot your computer, the Smart Fortress 2012 will appear once your computer starts. This is a nasty and extremely annoying infection.

Smart Fortress 2012 can be permanently removed by using our instructions found below.

Doing a system restore on your computer will not get rid of Smart Fortress 2012. The cyber criminals that developed this bogus antivirus purposely disabled the system restore feature in order to ensure the survival of Smart Fortress 2012. Attempting to do a system restore will be a waste of time.

Smart Fortress 2012 can be permanently removed by using our instructions found below. Our instructions include the use of a professional virus removal software program. In the case with this infection we recommend PC Tools as the preferred virus removal program. PC Tools will scan your computer, find Smart Fortress 2012 and permanently remove it. PC Tools is extremely good at what it does.

Once Smart Fortress 2012 has been removed, PC Tools will protect your from future threats. Any new threats that you may encounter will be blocked by this superb program. We highly recommend PC Tools and that is why we use it in our removal instructions below.

Virus Removal Instructions
Target Virus: Smart Fortress 2012 Virus

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the Smart Fortress 2012 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 Fortress 2012 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 Virus 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. Spencer Lee says:

    This was extremely useful. The intelli-scan is enough to remove anything that is harmful. Works perfectly and is extremely safe.

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