Remove Virus Protector
Removal instructions

Severity scale:  
  (72/100)
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

Automatic Virus Protector removal:

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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

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.

Information added: 02/19/10 23:33; information updated: 02/29/12 05:09

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Comments on Virus Protector

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Dave
Have been hit by an earlier version of the program and may Dad was hit with it last night. Luckily I got him in the habit of doing weekly disk image backups and was able to get him running again in 2 hours. I understand that this is after the fact this is only safe way i know to how to deal with this. I have also experienced the problem that I could get to Safe mode
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Helen
i m very happy to get this antivirus becaz it has removed virus in my pc.

Thank you VERY much for this guide! Exelent job! It helped me to prevent this crap
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<Guest>
pls help idk any of it
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<Guest>
go to safe mode with command prompt
Type explorer.exe in command window.
it will bring up my documents.
Go to system32.
search for random.dll and random.exe in recent dates.
rename it.
reboot to safe mode with n/w
use task manger to open IE download a fix to enable task manager and registry.
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<Guest>
Worked like a charm, thanks, if it's not working
for you make sure you're using a / instead of = like he said
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vc
I solve this virus problem
i have already malwarebytes installed in my laptop
so i started laptop in debuge mode, so this dirty virus could run in that mode
and then i run malwarebytes which remove all virus files
and i got my laptop back
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<Guest>
I have a problem now. When I got the Virus Protector scare, I didn't get rid of it right away and now I can't even get my PC in safe mode. I am completely locked up and cant do anything. Is there any advice for me?
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<Guest>
i did everything you guys mentioned, but it always says that "system restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again." It does the same thing every time I restart my computer...so frustrating.
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<Guest>
this has happend to my computer but it go soo bad that picture above is the only thing that appears my desktop wont my toolbar no icons just the picture above..... plz help me remove it i dont know how and i couldnt go on my computer for 4 days....HELP!!!!!!!!!! plz
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LADD
this info is good, but to make it much more easy without any downloading...
for WIN XP - open in safe mode / command prompt
type in %systemroot%system32
estore
strui.exe
this starts system restore, then restore to an earlier time
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