Smart Protection 2012 is the same kind of infection as System Care Antivirus. Use this guide to remove it.
To restore your files, please visit these guides:
- Manual restoration – http://restore-point.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-manually-restore-files-after.html
- Automatic restoration – http://restore-point.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-restore-hidden-and-missing-files.html
Additional instructions to facilitate the removal process
How to reboot your PC into safe mode with networking:
- Restart your PC through “Start” menu by selecting the respective command.
- Before Windows OS starts booting press “F8” button of your keyboard repeatedly by hitting it and releasing several times simultaneously.
- The following windows comes up:
- Using the arrow keys on your keyboard select the “Safe Mode with Networking” option.
The warning supposedly coming from West Yorkshire Police about you committing various forbidden things is a fresh ransomware program specifically elaborated by hackers in order to steal money from unwary users. This is why this warning is often referred to by some as West Yorkshire Police virus, even though the well-known and reputable UK’s police isn’t associated with this scam, not at all. So, be not afraid when you get it! This is a deceitful statement that has nothing to do with the real notice from the British law enforcement body. Here is what it says in details, by the way:
File Recovery is the malware that continues the tactics of scaring users considerably by means of implanting its installer onto the infected PC without user’s authorization. This program is a serious virus and is a successor of Data Recovery and Smart HDD rogues. Once noticed this scareware must be removed from your system without hesitation, otherwise there’s a serious risk of your computer being infected even more considerably. This is why make sure you know the whole truth about this scary program to get yourself prepared to meet it being fully armored – by choosing the reliable security software to remove the threat completely and effectively.
This is the scary notification that is peculiar to many rogues that share the same interface (GUI). In fact, there are certain applications that belong to FakeVimes virus family. They generally appear to last within a couple of days only, and they most commonly appear once every day. Theser are the rogues that have the only goal so far – to convince users to buy their fake licensed or so-called registered version as a supposed remedy for removal of fake threats detected during the fake scans arranged periodically.
The warning about detection of theft of your identity is often a fake notification spread by many viruses in the world today. In particular, there are very many rogue security applications that tend to distribute notifications with similar content. For example, over the past period of time there have been many rogues classified as FakeVimes family. Their samples appear once every day and don’t really last too long (for one day only). These rogues change their name every day, and, frankly speaking, their names often sound quite silly – just as the makers of them aren’t smart enough to invent really smart programs. So, they prefer to develop malwares which are really dangerous for the security of your PC. Often these rogue security programs enter infected machines in various countries of the world. Immediately they start brainwashing users with many kinds of fake security notifications, like this one about identity theft attempt being detected. What you should do in such cases is to ignore these fake warnings you see reported by the hoaxes. Instead, scan your PC with reliable and decent antivirus program to clean your system from these threats. Again, disregard the entire message you see at the screenshot.
Today there are many bogus anti-virus applications that altogether belong to the FakeVimes rogue family. There are very many of them. In fact, they appear to live for within only about one day or so. They all imitate the traits of some legitimate security programs, but this is simply the illusion they try to create in your mind. The truth is that any facts stated by such programs are untrue. Here is the example of the message you might receive when the system is contaminated with FakeVimes rogues:
Data Error Reading Drive C:\ can be a warning about some serious trouble with your PC’s inner part, but in many cases this is nothing but the fake notice sent by virus. In fact, nowadays there are several rogue hard drive defragmenters that show various misleading and untrue notifications about unreal troubles with your PC. Among such malicious programs we may name Smart HDD and Data Recovery (latest known examples). Apart from the fake notice about “Data Error Reading Drive C:\” there are many other similar warnings. All of them tell of problems with your system, memory and hard drive, but nothing reported should be considered as a real trouble.
This fake message (popup) comes up on PCs infected with fake hard drive defragmenters, such as Smart HDD and Data Recovery that appeared yesterday with its new interface. These two rogues aim to scare users with the bunch of untrue information about their computer, and surely it is scary indeed for people who don’t even realize they’re dealing with a hoax. The program doesn’t ask for one’s permission to enter the machine. It comes without invitation, moreover, it immediately tunes up the PC to be suitable for implementation of its malicious plots. For example, it blocks running of Task Manager (to prevent your attempt to terminate it). Additionally, the malware modifies your PC in order to be started automatically together with every system startup (OS launching). The next step is when the hoax finally unveils the completeness of its evil intentions.