How to remove Troj_fakeav.smss

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Rogue Application Troj_fakeav.smss

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Name

Troj_fakeav.smss

Description

Troj_fakeav.smsss claim to be legitimate security software, but they are designed to deceive users, convince them to pay for special malware removal services, or infect their computers with viruses, spyware, adware, or other threats.

Type

Rogue Application

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Troj_fakeav.smss guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Troj_fakeav.smss activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Troj_fakeav.smss process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Troj_fakeav.smss. If you find Troj_fakeav.smss process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Troj_fakeav.smss for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Troj_fakeav.smss using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Troj_fakeav.smss.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Rogue Application usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Rogue Applications are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Rogue Applications can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Troj_fakeav.smss from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Troj_fakeav.smss. After turning off the Internet and disabling Troj_fakeav.smss process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Troj_fakeav.smss to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Troj_fakeav.smss one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Troj_fakeav.smss. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Rogue Applications use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Troj_fakeav.smss, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Troj_fakeav.smss has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Troj_fakeav.smss that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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  • Countries with the highest Troj_fakeav.smss infection rates.

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How did my computer get Troj_fakeav.smss?

In most cases, a user installs Troj_fakeav.smss after seeing a notification that his computer is infected with a virus.

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I detected Troj_fakeav.smss on my computer. What do I do?

Scan your computer for viruses and malware and remove Troj_fakeav.smss from the system. Do not believe every pop-up message displayed on websites.

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What damage can Troj_fakeav.smss do to my computer?

Troj_fakeav.smss can infect your computer with another virus and offer to sell you “effective” anti-virus protection to remove it. It can also block your operating system and ask you to pay to unblock it, or ask you to make a donation. In other words, Troj_fakeav.smss will try to squeeze money out of you.

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What are the main symptoms of Troj_fakeav.smss?

Extra HD activity
High network activity
PC slowdown
System crashes
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Troj_fakeav.smss spread to other computers?

If Troj_fakeav.smss contains a virus or a worm, it can infect other computers automatically. Otherwise, the user must take action before it can be installed.

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Countries with the highest Troj_fakeav.smss infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Troj_fakeav.smss

2016-02-22

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