Windows Smart Warden Virus

The Windows Smart Warden virus is a fake antivirus program, designed to look just like a program that might come on your Windows computer system. Removal instructions are at the end of the article.

The overall prompt window looks like something that might come installed on the operating system upon purchase, but in fact it is a fake. Once the Windows Smart Warden window boots up, it begins to run a fake scan over all the files on the hard drive, ‘detecting’ viruses. These viruses are not real, and in all actuality, the files probably aren’t even on the computer.

Windows Smart Warden Virus

At the conclusion of the fake scan, Windows Smart Warden informs you that you need to upgrade the antivirus software in order to remove the program. If you follow the instructions, you are giving the creator of the Windows Smart Warden virus your credit card information, which bills you for the fake upgrade service. Basically this is charging you to have a virus on the computer.

If you ever see the Windows Smart Wardenvirus window appears on the screen, it means your computer is already infected. As soon as you see the program scanning the hard drive you must exit out as quickly as possible and delete the virus, following a specific set of instructions.

These viruses are not real, and in all actuality, the files probably aren’t even on the computer.

This is very important, as if you don’t, the virus eventually takes control of the entire hard drive, preventing you from even booting the computer. Once Windows Smart Warden begins to run, it infects different files on the hard drive, including files in the registry. Once registry files begin to go down, software and hardware begins to fail.

Once this software fails, the operating system is going to run into trouble booting up. After a few boots, the operating system isn’t going to start at all, which results in you needing to have the entire hard drive wiped and the operating system re-installed.

We have tested the Windows Smart Warden Virus removal procedure below on multiple Windows operating systems. After our testing we have figured out the best way to remove this virus. The procedure we offer to you will work on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Virus Removal Instructions
Target Virus: Windows Smart Warden Virus

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the Windows Smart Warden 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 Windows Smart Warden 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 Once the virus scan is complete, PC Tools will have found Windows Smart Warden. Remove the Windows Smart Warden Virus by registering PC Tools. You must register PC Tools while still in Safe Mode to remove Windows Smart Warden.

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

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