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Remove Malware Protection Live (Removal Instructions) - updated Oct 2020

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: System tools

Malware Protection Live — fraudulent system optimization tool which is incapable of removing any viruses

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Questions about Malware Protection Live

Malware Protection Live is an unreliable antivirus software which claims to protect your system. In reality, it is a potentially unwanted program (PUP)[1] which is incapable of performing any useful activities as promised by the developers. This fraudulent software merely delivers promotions and ads to affiliate websites and products rather than protecting your system from various cyber threats. 

Name Malware Protection Live
Type System tools
Symptoms Generates intrusive ads and redirects to affiliate sites. Might slow down the computer or trick to purchase useless software
Distribution Spreads in a bundle with third-party applications or can be downloaded from the official page
Potential dangers The displayed advertisements can be potentially dangerous and lead to suspicious sites or lure into downloading more potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)
Removal You might encounter some issues while trying to uninstall Malware Protection Live manually. Thus, get Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to speed up the process

You can download Malware Protection Live from its official website or be tricked to download it bundled with freeware. If you are about to install this program yourself, you should start with reading its privacy policy. Note that the app collects personal information and can also share it with its business partners. Though some paragraphs claim that they do not engage in data sharing, statements listed below prove the opposite:

We may provide your Personal Information to specified third parties for sending you promotional e-mails relating to such third parties' products unless you have requested us not to receive promotional communications from such third parties.

We may provide your Personal Information to third party service providers who work on behalf of or with us to provide the Malware Protection Live Site and Malware Protection Live services. However, these service providers do not have any independent right to share this information (except pursuant to a legal requirement such as a subpoena or warrant).

Further lines even state that your credit card and billing information might be transferred to the third-parties operating on behalf of MalwareProtectionLive. Due to spying and data collection, soon not only your privacy will be violated, but you may face more severe consequences, such as money loss. 

Once installed on the system, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) runs its process called MalwareProtectionClient.exe at Windows Startup and pretends to be scanning your machine for system threats. In reality, it does not scan your system at all. It just pretends to do that.

After it finishes the fake scan, it displays various pop-up messages, claiming that the device is severely infected with different types of viruses. To fix the system and remove invented threats, the victim is advised to purchase the premium version. 

Malware Protection Live illustrationMalware Protection Live is a potentially unwanted program which aims to generate revenue for its developers rather than maintain computer's security.

Similar to other useless PC optimization tools which also tend to alarm users about fake threats and urge them to pay money for the ineffective full edition, Malware Protection Live might pose a severe threat to the system. Keep in mind that it can lead to the following consequences:

  • Collect personal information and share with third-parties;
  • Lure into purchasing an ineffective full version of the software;
  • Redirect to affiliate sites where more PUPs are distributed.

It is evident that this program is not interested in maintaining your computer's stability. In fact, it is designed to generate revenue for its developers only. Thus, you should remove Malware Protection Live and get a reliable antivirus to protect your system.

If you need a quick tip, do not consider installing this program on your computer. There is no doubt that it won't improve your PC's security or work. If you have already installed this program after being misled into thinking that it can be useful, don't waste your time and perform Malware Protection Live removal. For that, you can use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or similar tool which is known to be valid and reliable.

Ways to identify PUPs before infiltration

Similar to other fake system optimization tools, this program spreads in software-bundles[2]. This well-known marketing trick allows the developers to hide the information about additional programs which are installed together with other free software. 

Alternatively, you can be misled to the official site of this malware tool and download it from there. Note that besides mentioned programs, you may spot the PUP promoted as an add-on to free file converters. In order to avoid system hijack, make sure you always choose Advanced/Custom settings rather than Recommended/Quick ones and unmark unwanted components.

Get rid of Malware Protection Live virus and its elements

If you want to maintain your computer's security, we recommend you to remove Malware Protection Live from your PC. Instead, get a professional antivirus tool to perform regular system scans and eliminate all cyber threats. In fact, the reliable program would help you get rid of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) as well.[3] team says that you can also get rid of this fake security app by uninstalling it manually.  However, our advice is to combine this method with the full system scan and make sure that all components are gone. Manual Malware Protection Live removal guidelines are provided below.

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To remove Malware Protection Live, follow these steps:

WindowsMac OS X

Erase Malware Protection Live from Windows systems

You can clean your Windows OS from potentially unwanted programs by following the instructions below.

To remove Malware Protection Live from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Malware Protection Live (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.
WindowsMac OS X

Uninstall Malware Protection Live from Mac OS X system

Mac users can uninstall Malware Protection Live with the help of these guidelines:

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Malware Protection Live from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Malware Protection Live-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Malware Protection Live, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Malware Protection Live and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Malware Protection Live-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

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  1. Jane says:
    February 15th, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for the removal guide. I gotta admit it, I was really scared because these alerts just mess up your computer screen. It can really convince you to buy the damn licence key, but it is worthless.

  2. prosciutto says:
    February 15th, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Fantastic! I thought that my PC is kaput, but it seems that it is not! Removed this lying program manually – it took about 2 minutes to do that. Thank you so much for the help!

  3. stewie says:
    February 15th, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I bought the damn key and nothing happened! How naive I was! I feel so angry!

  4. lloyde says:
    February 15th, 2016 at 10:40 am

    stupid virus… a computer parasite that claims to be capable of fixing your computer. how ridiculous is that?

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