Smart Antivirus 2009 - Another new variant to avoid

Posted Friday, September 05, 2008 1:47 PM by hwaldron

This software should be avoided if it is offered via a pop-up.  As it simulates a message users might see from their Anti-Virus, it may trick in-experienced users.   

New rogue security product: Smart Antivirus 2009
http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-rogue-security-product-smart_04.html

QUOTE: Smart Antivirus 2009 is a new rogue security product and a near clone of AntiSpyware 2008

For the best level of safety, please use this technique if you encounter ANY pop-up related malware

Malware Close Encounters - Close Pop-ups using Task Manager to safely exit
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron/archive/2008/08/22/malware-close-encounters-close-pop-ups-using-task-manager-to-safely-exit.aspx

More information can be found here:

http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron/archive/2008/08/15/antivirus-2009-avoid-these-fake-antivirus-trojan-attacks.aspx

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