Windows smart partner is a rogue anti-spyware tool that serves the same function of gaining money from the users by making them fools. It spreads through the use of Trojans and spam email attachments. Be careful about what you do online, as your computer will suffer from the consequences. Visit only the authentic and reliable websites and download your required material from there only. This kind of malicious tool comes with the affected downloadable files, and once they enter your system, they do not require your permission to get installed.

The windows smart partner, after installing itself, will run a bogus scan of the entire computer. This scan results show a large number of infected files and security alerts. The tool will ask you to upgrade it, so that it can protect your computer better and all the viruses could be removed effectively.

Remove Windows Smart Partner processes

  1. To directly and quickly open the windows task manager use the combination of short cut keys CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
  2. From the many tabs in the windows task manager find the tab called ‘processes’.
  3. In the required tab now find out the process %appdata%\Inspector-[3 random letters].exe which must be present under the column name ‘image name’.
  4. When you find out the required process, select the process and then click on the button ‘End processes’.

Remove Windows Smart Partner Registry Entries

You must open the registry editor in order to remove the windows smart partner registry completely.

  1. To open the registry editor, you need to click on Start and then from the options, click on Run.
  2. Type ‘regedit’ and press enter. This will cause the Registry editor to open.
  3. You will see that there are two panes in the registry editor left pane and the right pane. Go in the left pane of the editor and from the file menu click on the option Edit. From the menu appeared now click on Find. Type the name of registry entries and press enter.
  4. Now right click on the found windows smart partner registry entry value result, select the option Modify and then click on the option Delete to permanently remove the registry entries.

The windows smart partner registry entries that you need to find and then delete are:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “ID” = 5

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = 2012-2-21_1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashLogV.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avgnt.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\cfplogvw.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\fsav32.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\luall.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\norton_internet_secu_3.0_407.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notstart.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\proport.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ss3edit.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\watchdog.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\xpf202en.exe

Remove Windows Smart Partner files

  1. Click on Start then select the option ‘All programs’.
  2. Go to ‘Accessories’.
  3. Click on the ‘Command prompt’.
  4. Or you can also select the option Run after clicking on Start button.
  5. Type cmd and press enter.
  6. Now type the complete path of the Windows smart partner files.
  7. When the file is opened, now type ‘regsvr32 /u [dll_file_name]’ and press enter.

The files you must be replaced with the ‘dll_file_name’ are as:

%desktopdir%\Windows Smart Partner.lnk

%appdata%\Inspector-[random].exe

%commonprograms%\Windows Smart Partner.lnk

%appdata%\npswf32.dll

 

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