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Protection Center. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as ProtectionCenter | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Protection Center is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Paladin Antivirus and Your Protection scareware. As a typical rogue program, it will claim that your computer is infected with spyware, adware and malware in order to trick you into purchasing the program. Protection Center is promoted mainly through the use of Trojans, fake online scanners and similar malware. Once installed, this fake anti-spyware program will simulate a system scan and report numerous infections on your computer. Actually, it detects harmless or even Windows system files as infections, that's why you shouldn't manually remove any of them. And of course, you shouldn't buy ProtectionCenter, it's nothing more but a scam and it obviously won't make your computer more secure. Instead, please remove Protection Center from your PC as soon as possible either manually or with an automatic removal tool. Read the removal instructions below.

When running, Protection Center will display many fake security alerts and pop-ups claiming that your computer is under attack from a remote computer or that your sensitive information cab be stolen. That's obviously not true. Some of the fake security alerts read:


Warning! Virus threat detected!
Virus activity detected!
Email-Worm.BAT adware has been detected. This adware module advertises websites with explicit content. Be advised of such content being possibly illegal. Please click the button below to locate and remove this threat now.


Warning! Network attack detected!
Network intrusion detected!
Your computer is being attacked from a remote PC.
Process is trying to steal your passwords listed below.

What is more, the rogue program may block legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware software and certain Windows system tools to protect itself from being removed. You may have to reboot you computer is safe mode with networking in order to download and run an anti-spyware program. Besides, the rogue program will probably hijack Internet Explorer and redirect you to various misleading websites full of false information and advertisements. Most importantly, don't purchase it. If you have already bought this fake program then please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Then, please follow the removal instructions below to remove Protection Center from your computer as soon as possible.

Special Protection Center removal steps

1. Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option as shown in the image below, and then press ENTER.




2. Download an automatic removal tool from this page and run a full system scan. Or download it form alternative location. Related files: Uninstall.exe, cntext.dll

Protection Center properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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Protection Center manual removal

Kill processes:
cntprot.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfile
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMalware Defense
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePaladin Antivirus
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershellexContextMenuHandlersSimpleShlExt
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfile
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMalware Defense
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallProtection Center
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPaladin Antivirus
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREProtection Center
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Protection Center"
Unregister DLLs:
cntext.dll
cnthook.dll

Delete files:
about.ico
activate.ico
buy.ico
cnt.db
cntext.dll
cnthook.dll
cntprot.exe
help.ico
scan.ico
settings.ico
splash.mp3
Uninstall.exe
update.ico
virus.mp3
Protection Center.lnk
About.lnk
Activate.lnk
Buy.lnk

Geolocation of Protection Center

Map reveals the prevalence of Protection Center. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, Philippines, Canada, Belgium and India.

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This protection center has screwed me. Took away tskmngr and will not let me use any security program. It came back a 2nd time. Help!!!
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