Windows Problems Protector - How to remove?
Windows Problems Protector is a rogue antispyware program that infiltrates into computers using fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert. Don’t be misled! It only uses a name of Microsoft to look as a legitimate antispyware program. In fact it’s a creation of cyber criminals designed in order to swindle your money away. The program will appear on the system out of nowhere.
First of all, Fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert warns you that your computer is infected with a Trojan virus:
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click ‘show details’ to learn more.
The program offers scanning your system to detect the problem and then insists you to install Windows Problems Protector in order to remove the virus. Here is a message that you will receive:
Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a serious possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press ‘OK’ to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.
Windows Problems Protector will be downloaded and installed to your system and after that it will become a dominating component on your system. It will be launched with each system reboot before Windows screen appears. Windows Problems Protector pretends to scan your computer for infections and then asks to purchase its license so you could remove infections with a full version of a program.
Moreover, the program causes a bunch of security notifications giving more falsified information about your system protection. Here are a few of them:
System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.
This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.
Name: c:\program files\firefox\firefox.exe
Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.
These messages can be safely ignored as they are completely fake. The only real infection that is definitely infecting your computer is Windows Problems Protector itself. We highly recommend using spyhunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning your system if you have noticed any signs of this badware in there. Removing Windows Problems Protector is the only way to solve this problem. Remember that having full versions of these programs would have prevent from problems like Windows Problems Protector and saved lots of your time.