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Software Protector. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as SoftwareProtector, SW Protector | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Software Protector is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Virus Protector. This fake program simulates full system scan and displays a variety of infected files on your computer. The rogue program will state that your computer is infected with Trojans, spyware adware and other malware. As a typical scareware, SoftwareProtector will then prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove found infections. However, please note that the scan results are absolutely false, so you may safely ignore them. And don't purchase this bogus program. This is nothing more but a scam. Instead, please use the removal instructions below to remove Software Protector from your computer either manually for free on with an automatic removal tool.

When running, SW Protector will also display numerous warnings about possible threats from the Internet and serious infections on your computer. Some of the fake warnings read:


Spyware Alert!
Your computer is infected with spyware. It could damage your critical files or expose your private data on the Internet. Click here to register your copy of Software Protector and remove spyware threats from your PC.

Software Protector may also block legitimate anti-spyware programs and disable Windows system tools such as Task Manager and Registry Editor. That's why you may have to perform SoftwareProtector removal in safe mode with networking. The home page of this malware is swprotector.com. Don't download and install anything from that website. If you find that your computer is infected with Software Protector virus, please follow the removal instructions below to remove this rogue program from your computer as soon as possible. Most importantly, don't purchase it! If you have already purchased this program then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Software Protector properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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Reimage is recommended to uninstall Software Protector. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Geolocation of Software Protector

Map reveals the prevalence of Software Protector. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: India, Mexico, United States, United Kingdom and Germany.

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