Remove Virus Protector
Removal instructions

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Virus Protector is also known as VirusProtector | Type: Rogue Antispyware
Virus Protector is a rogue anti-virus program that reports false threats or infections on your computer and then prompts you to pay for a full version of the program to protect yourself and to remove the infections which don't even exist. Besides the rogue program creates numerous fake files and then detect those files as serious infections. As you can see this is nothing more but a scam. And you probably didn't install this program, so why should you purchase it anyway. Instead, please use the removal guide below to remove Virus Protector from your computer either manually for free or with an automatic removal tool. One way or another, this infections should be removed from the system as soon as possible.

Virus Protector graphical user interface
[Figure 1. Virus Protector graphical user interface]

Most of the time, Virus Protector is promoted through the use of trojans and other malware. Trojans come from fake online scanners or other bogus sites and then download this fake program onto your computer. Once installed, VirusProtector will run a fake system scan and display a list of infections that can't be removed unless you first purchase the program. Obviously, it wasn't designed to do that, so it won't remove any infections. What is more, it will display many fake security alerts and pop-ups claiming that your computer is under attack or baldy infected by Trojans. Non of these statements are true. Don't be fooled, Virus Protector just tries to scare you. Some of the fake alerts states:


Process Blocked!
Harmful memory infection was detected.
Process [name].exe was terminate


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 Virus Protector and remove spyware threats from your PC.

Without a doubt, Virus Protector was created for only one purpose - to steal money from inexperienced users. Don't trust this bogus software. Please read the removal guide below how to get rid of this virus from your PC. If you already purchased it, then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Related files: [random].exe, [random].dll

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

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Virus Protector manual removal

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Virus Protector"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows "LoadAppInit_DLLs" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows "AppInit_DLLs" = ".dll"
Unregister DLLs:
[random].dll

Delete files:
C:\\Documents and Settings\\[User]\\Application Data\\[random].exe
C:\\Documents and Settings\\[User]\\Application Data\\[random].dll
C:\\Documents and Settings\\[User]\\Local Settings\\Temp\\[random].exe
C:\\Documents and Settings\\[User]\\Local Settings\\Temp\\[random].dll
C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\[random].exe
C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\[random].dll
C:\\WINDOWS\\[random].exe
C:\\WINDOWS\\[random].dll
C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\[random].exe
C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\[random].dll
C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\drivers\\[random].exe
C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\drivers\\[random].dll

Geolocation of Virus Protector

This map reveals the prevalence of Virus Protector. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: India, Australia, United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

QR code for Virus Protector removal instructions

Virus Protector qrcode QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Virus Protector are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Virus Protector right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

Information added: 2010-02-19 23:33
Information updated: 2012-02-29 05:09

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Users comments about Virus Protector:

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<Guest>
Fellas, it disabled everything for me, can't start tsak manager or anything else, no regedit. the only thing I can do is to get to command prompt in safe mode
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gege
Hi, thanks for the info, but I can't even get access to my PC! it runs Vrus protector at start and never ends. What can I do?
Thanks
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<Guest>
I CANNOT get past Virus Protector at all. I have not paid for it, but need to get rid of it. this is a Veterinary Hospital and it has rendered one of our workstations completely frozen. Thanks for any help you can give. dp
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<jacqui>
Thanks for the advice but i cant pull up anything on my compuiter to do that because it takes up my whole screen and wont exit what do i need to do PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
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<Guest>
Same thing here. It popped up and now i cant go anywhere but the stupid virus protector.Any advice?
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<Guest>
You cannot remove this virus because it locks up your computer even in safemode. It can auto run in safemode! The only option is to reformat. This is the most advanced virus ever, and will cause countless people to permanently lose everything on their hard drives when they are forced to reformat.
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<Guest>
Anyone have any solutions for this yet? It's obviously locking everyone out of their computers.... this sucks...
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fran
when at screen wher you can select start mode press cntrl alt delete - you then have further options. click on repair and follow onscreen prompts to restore to a previous restore point - this just sorted me out anyway
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fran
at screen where you select start mode press cntrl alt del. follow on screen prompts to repair pc by going to a previous restore poin - just worked for me
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<Guest>
when i hit ctrl alt del at the F8 advanced windows options it doesn't do anything - we just got this this morning on another computer and it has locked us up nasty bad - does anyone know how to download the fix on to a cd and use that to boot the infected computer and sweep it?
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<Guest>
I was able to run system restore from safemode command prompt
%systemroot%system32restorerstrui.exe

Hope this helps
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<Guest>
This virus disabled everything. The only thing I could get into was safemode with command proplt.
From there I was able to run system restore

%systemroot%system32restorerstrui.exe

Hope this helps.
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<Guest>
To run SYSTEM RESTORE in Windows XP from the SAFE MODE COMMAND PROMPT... type: %systemroot%=system32=restore=rstrui.exe *****BUT REPLACE ALL THE EQUAL SIGNS WITH FORWARD SLASHES ***** This POST COMMENT feature is not letting people include THE FORWARD SLASHES where you need them! Good luck :-)
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<Guest>
Been trying to get this fixed all day and the restore did it. Thanks!
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<Guest>
THANK YOU. Most annoying virus I've ever had. System restore does the trick.
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<Guest>
THANK YOU GUYS!! I finally got it restored to an earlier date. That system restore procedure in Safe Command Prompt is a fix! Should I now download a anti-spyware of some sort to avoid future disruptions?
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<Guest>
I tried this magic command but have teh message "This command is not recognized ...."

What can I do

Bertrand
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Mario
I also tried thic command and got message "the system cannot find the path specified".

Any idea what to do?

Mario
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Worst One I've seen
It pops up when I'm in safemode as well...so I honestly am completely stumped, no idea what to do other than attempt a complete reformat. So fun.
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Mario
System restore worked.

THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!!
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