Smart.dll is a worm that is often found in conjunction with the lovefly.dll file. The smart worm is associated with cloaked malware and worm groups.
The smart.dll worm is packed or encrypted using a packing process. The worm is created as a process on a disk and is registered as a dynamic link library file. You may get the smart.dll worm by inadvertently downloading the file from the web.
Smart.dll has been seen in Italy, Belgium, China, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore and the Netherlands.
To avoid detection, smart.dll may use aliases. Some of the aliases the smart worm may use are:
Smart.dll, like many malware, hides behind a patina of respectability to avoid being detected and therefore deleted. In truth, smart.dll and lovefly.dll are related to Troj/WowPWS-A. This Trojan for the Windows platform steals passwords and account details for online and MMORPG games.
How to Remove Smart.dll and Lovefly.dll
Run a full scan using your antivirus program.
Be sure to select an anti-virus program that is powerful yet easy on your system resources. You should also use only one anti-virus program at a time. Having two or more anti-virus programs running at the same time is not beneficial and strains your system’s resources. The two programs may conflict with each other and cause you to become vulnerable instead of being protected.
After running a full system scan with your anti-virus program, delete the smart.dll and lovefly.dll entries that you find.
You should also run a full scan using an anti-spyware tool to look for other instances of malware independent of or related to smart.dll and lovefly.dll
Select an anti-spyware program that not only protects you from spyware and malware, but also provides you with added protection from identity theft.
Delete applicable entries that your anti-spyware program finds.
If you would like for your deleted entries to bypass the recycle bin, press Shift+Del to get the files off the hard drive.
You should also check to see if the entries smart.dll and lovefly.dll are still in your Startup tab, and uncheck them if they are.
If your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are not able to remove both the smart.dll and lovefly.dll files from your system, you may need to use more specialized tools.
Run HijackThis, Malwarebytes and Dr.Web CureIt!? However, note that HijackThis should only be used by intermediate or advanced users. If you do not feel able to interpret the log files, the best thing to do would be to ask for help from various technical forums that specialize in such logs.
The best thing to do after removing smart.dll and lovefly.dll from your computer is to change all your passwords and account information. Smart.dll and lovelfy.dll act to steal passwords and account information through keylogging.
Some experts believe that once a machine has been compromised by a keylogger, this machine should never be used again for passwords and account information. If you can reset your account information and passwords on a clean machine, that would be ideal.
Inform institutions you do business with that your account may have been compromised. They should be on alert if unusual orders or transactions take place in your account.
Always surf the internet safely and wisely. Safe surfing practices can do a great deal in preventing intrusions and threats to your system.
You may also make hacking your machine more difficult if you use the following:
Adblock plus plugin.
Adblock filterset.G updater plugin
No Script plugin – with iframes disabled.
Updated Flash player.