Monday, October 11, 2010

Smart Engine

SmartEngine is a rogue security product that pretends to find malicious code on a victim’s machine in order to frighten him or her into purchasing this useless application.

This is the replacement for the SmartSecurity.FakeVimes.

The SmartEngine bogus warning screen:

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The warning screen claims that there is a “hidden connection.” That domain actually belongs to NASA:

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The Smart Engine installation screen:

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The rogue creates a directory for its files:

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\56aec5

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The Smart Engine graphic interface:

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FakeVimes Family of Rogues for 2010 (with VIPRE threat ID)

1/11/2010          GuardPro.FakeVimes               4309629
1/14/2010          LivePCCare.FakeVimes            4658837
1/20/2010          SystemDefender.FakeVimes     4725037           
2/11/2010          SecurityAntivirus.FakeVimes    4725215           
2/12/2010          MySecurityWall.FakeVimes      4345190           
3/10/2010          CleanUpAntivirus.FakeVimes     4725377           
3/22/2010          SecurityGuard.FakeVimes        4458717           
4/8/2010            LiveEnterpriseSuite                4689489           
5/10/2010          MySecurityEngine.FakeVimes   4360192           
5/25/2010          SecurityMasterAV.FakeVimes   4725423           
8/5/2010            MySecurityShield.FakeVimes   4727295           
9/29/2010          SmartSecurity.FakeVimes       4730036           
10/11/2010        SmartEngine.FakeVimes          4730748           

How to remove SmartEngine.FakeVimes:

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