Windows Protection Tool is a misleading security application, which belongs to one and only category – rogue anti-spyware. If it enters its target PC system, it displays continuous system scanners that all report only about invented viruses and then offer purchasing its licensed version. Of course, this offer is just for stealing the money from unaware PC users, so you should never agree to pay for Windows Protection Tool license. In order to stop its ads and protect your computer from other problems, you should check it with reputable anti-spyware. Reimage can easily help you to remove Windows Protection Tool from the system, so you should waste no time and scan your computer for malicious files with it. If you leave this rogue on your computer, it may download more malware on it, start stealing your personal information and initiate other issues.
How can Windows Protection Tool infect my computer?
Windows Protection Tool virus is spread by trojan horse, just like any other serious virus. If you want to avoid it, you should pay more attention to safe browsing practices, what means that you should stay away from illegal websites, stop using illegal programs and ignore misleading pop-up ads that typically look too good to be true. If Windows Protection Tool enters the system, it's a matter of time before you receive its continuous pop-up notifications that typically report about invented viruses and other PC problems. Please, stay away from such and similar warning messages:
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server.
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: XXXXXXXXXXX
If you noticed any of these pop-up messages, it's a sign that your computer was infected by Windows Protection Tool virus. It may also slow down the system, redirect you to related websites and initiate other problems, so we highly recommend uninstalling it from the system. You can do that with a help of this guide:
How to remove Windows Protection Tool?
In order to remove Windows Protection Tool without leaving its leftovers, you should run a full system scan with one of these programs: Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. These applications will help you to detect and remove malicious files that belong to this virus.
If you can't launch any of them, use these instructions:
1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking. Just reboot your PC and, as soon as it starts booting up, start pressing F8 repeatedly.
2. Loggin as the same user as you were in normal Windows mode.
3. Now click on IE or other browser and select 'Run As' or 'Run As administrator', enter your Administrator account password (if needed).
4. Enter this link to your address bar: http://www.2-spyware.com/download/hunter.exe and download a program on your desktop. Launch it to kill the malicious processes and remove its files.
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