Personal Protector - How to remove?
Personal Protector is a rogue anti-spyware application and obvious clone of Personal Guard 2009 rogueware. Usually, this application must be manually installed, but it may also come bundled with other malware. Once installed, the rogue program runs several fake system scans and reports many false system infections or security threats. Then it displays fake security alerts and asks the user of the compromised computer to pay for a full version of the program to remove non-existing infections. Now that’s obviously a scam, because PersonalProtector identifies absolutely harmless files as serious system security threats. Some of the reported threats may be important system files, so don’t rush to delete those files.
Personal Protector is usually promoted through the use of Trojans that come from fake online scanners and misleading websites. Trojans then download and install the rogue application. When running, PersonalProtector reports fake infections, but does not remove them unless you purchase the program. And that’s the point – to trick you into purchasing so-called “full” version of the program. So, most importantly, so not pay for this bogus software. If you have already done this, then contact your credit card company as soon as possible and dispute the charges.
To make things worse, Personal Protector displays fake security alerts and notifications claiming that there are many security and privacy issues. The rogue program also claims that if you purchasing it will help to solve those problems and make your PC safe. Of course, that’s not true too. The only real infection is Personal Protector itself. If you are infected with this malware, you should you the manual removal guide below to remove it from the system as soon as possible. Don’t for get to scan your computer with a legitimate anti-spyware application like Spyware Doctor to remove the remains and to make sure that there are no other infected files or malware in the system.
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Manual Personal Protector removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Personal Protector, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Personal Protector infected files and get help in Personal Protector removal by using Spyhunter scanner.