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Manual Removal Guide for PU.SPCS.SmartPC

March 28th, 2017
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "PU.SPCS.SmartPC" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Description:

PU.SPCS.SmartPC scans the computer for leftover files and invalid links in order to save disk space and to optimize the system speed. If the user wants to fix these entries he has to register the program. This software license costs $ 35,64 (status: March 2017).

Removal Instructions:

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Smart PC\Check other products\Smart Data Recovery.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Smart PC\Check other products\Smart Driver Updater.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Smart PC\Check updates.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Smart PC\Help.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Smart PC\Smart PC on the Web.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Smart PC\Smart PC.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Smart PC\Uninstall Smart PC.lnk".
  • The file at "<$DESKTOP>\Smart PC.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\Animation.gif".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\Data Recovery.ico".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\HomePage.url".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\order.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\readme.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\scanning.gif".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\Smart Data Recovery.url".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\Smart Driver Updater.ico".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\Smart Driver Updater.url".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\SmartPC.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\SMPCSchedule.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC\unins000.exe".

Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If PU.SPCS.SmartPC uses rootkit technologies, use the rootkit scanner integrated into Spybot-S&D 2.x or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.

  • The directory at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Smart PC\Check other products".
  • The directory at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Smart PC".
  • The directory at "<$PERSONAL>\Smart PC".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Smart PC".

Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If PU.SPCS.SmartPC uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.

  • Delete the registry key "Smart PC_is1" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\".
  • Delete the registry key "Smart PC" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Smart PC Solutions\".

If PU.SPCS.SmartPC uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,

  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.
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