User Protection is a fake antivirus program from the same family as Paladin Antivirus and Dr. Guard. It uses false scan results and fake security alerts to make you think that your computer is infected with malware whereas the only real infection is UserProtection itself. The rogue program then prompts you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections. However, don’t buy it and uninstall User Protection from your computer as soon as possible.
The bad news is that User Protection may block legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. Once active, it will attempt to uninstall security programs currently installed on your computer. Usually, it states that particular program is infected and you should uninstall it in order to protect your computer. Then it will simulate a fake system scan and display a list of false system security threats to trick you into thinking that your computer is infected. As a typical scareware, User Protection will also display many fake security alerts and notifications about dangerous infections and insecure Internet connection.
Last but not least, User Protection may block certain Windows system tools and options. The rogue program uses browser hijacking and redirects users to various misleading and even harmful websites that promote rogue products or display phony online advertisements. As you can see, this fake program is a typical scam that uses various malicious methods to trick users into purchasing the program. If you find that your computer is infected with this virus, please follow the removal instructions below to remove User Protection from your computer as soon as possible.
User Protection manual removal:
User Protection Support.lnk
C:Program FilesUser Protection
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsUser Protection
%Documents and Settings%[UserName]Desktop
%Documents and Settings%[UserName]Start MenuPrograms
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data
%UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch