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ProtectSoldier. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Olivia Morelli - -   Also known as Protect Soldier | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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ProtectSoldier is yet another rogue security application from the WiniSoft malware family. It’s a rename of ProtectDefender and ArmorDefender scareware. This fake software is very irritating. It displays disturbing security alerts, creates many harmless files on the computer and later detect those files as serious PC threats or infections. At the end, it asks to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections which as we now know don’t even exist. Without a doubt, ProtectSoldier must be removed from the system as soon as possible. Please read the removal guide below. And remember, don’t purchase it!

ProtectSoldier graphical user interface
[Figure 1. ProtectSoldier graphical user interface]

ProtectSoldier usually comes from fake online anti-malware scanners and has to be manually installed. The home page of Protect Soldier is protectsoldier.com [Figure 2]. The rogue program can enter a computer from fake video websites too. Such websites usually look like Youtube or other better known video websites. Once installed, ProtectSoldier will simulate a system scan and show premeditated infections. It will also hijack Internet Explore and identify safe websites as dangerous. Not to mention that it will flood your computer with fake security alerts like every minute and state that you are badly infected.

Protectsoldier.com screenshot
[Figure 2. Protectsoldier.com screenshot]

If you find that your computer is infected with this virus, please use the removal guide below to remove ProtectSoldier manually for free or download an automatic removal tool. If you have inadvertently purchase this bogus software, contact your credit card company immediately and dispute the charges.

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Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

ProtectSoldier manual removal:

Kill processes:
ProtectSoldier.exe

[random characters].exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareProtectSoldier

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREProtectSoldier

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallProtectSoldier

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random characters].exe.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "ProtectSoldier.exe"



Delete files:
ProtectSoldier.exe

[random characters].exe

uninstall.exe

ProtectSoldier.lnk



Delete directories:
C:Program FilesProtectSoldier Software

%Temp%[random characters].exe

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