How to remove Windows Smart Warden

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Rogue Application Windows Smart Warden

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Name

Windows Smart Warden

Description

A Windows Smart Warden may install malware or deceive users into buying anti-malware services by claiming to find security threats on a computer. It typically creates false malware alerts and reports.

Type

Rogue Application

Manual

How to manually remove Windows Smart Warden guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Windows Smart Warden activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Windows Smart Warden 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 Windows Smart Warden. If you find Windows Smart Warden process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Windows Smart Warden for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Windows Smart Warden using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Windows Smart Warden.

  • 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 Windows Smart Warden from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Windows Smart Warden. After turning off the Internet and disabling Windows Smart Warden 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 Windows Smart Warden 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 Windows Smart Warden one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Windows Smart Warden. 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 Windows Smart Warden, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Windows Smart Warden has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Windows Smart Warden 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How did my computer get Windows Smart Warden?

  • I detected Windows Smart Warden on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damage can Windows Smart Warden do to my computer?

  • What are the main symptoms of Windows Smart Warden?

  • Can Windows Smart Warden spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Windows Smart Warden infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Windows Smart Warden

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How did my computer get Windows Smart Warden?

In most cases, a user installs Windows Smart Warden after seeing a notification that his computer is infected with a virus.

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I detected Windows Smart Warden on my computer. What do I do?

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

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What damage can Windows Smart Warden do to my computer?

Windows Smart Warden 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, Windows Smart Warden will try to squeeze money out of you.

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What are the main symptoms of Windows Smart Warden?

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

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Can Windows Smart Warden spread to other computers?

If Windows Smart Warden 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 Windows Smart Warden infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Windows Smart Warden

2016-02-22

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