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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:
[random].exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Virus Protector"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows "LoadAppInit_DLLs" = "1"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows "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

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