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Virus Protector. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   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.

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Virus Protector manual removal:

Kill processes:

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Virus Protector"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows "LoadAppInit_DLLs" = "1"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows "AppInit_DLLs" = ".dll"

Unregister DLLs:

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







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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

  • 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

  • Guest

    pls help idk any of it

  • 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.

  • Guest

    Worked like a charm, thanks, if it's not working
    for you make sure you're using a / instead of = like he said

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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
    this starts system restore, then restore to an earlier time

  • Mario

    System restore worked.

    THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!!

  • 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.

  • Mario

    I also tried thic command and got message “the system cannot find the path specified”.

    Any idea what to do?


  • Guest

    I tried this magic command but have teh message “This command is not recognized ….”

    What can I do


  • 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?

  • Guest

    THANK YOU. Most annoying virus I've ever had. System restore does the trick.

  • Guest

    Been trying to get this fixed all day and the restore did it. Thanks!

  • 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 🙂

  • 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


    Hope this helps.

  • Guest

    I was able to run system restore from safemode command prompt

    Hope this helps

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • Guest

    Anyone have any solutions for this yet? It's obviously locking everyone out of their computers…. this sucks…

  • 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.

  • Guest

    Same thing here. It popped up and now i cant go anywhere but the stupid virus protector.Any advice?

  • <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!!!!!!!!

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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