How to remove Windows Problems Protector?
What is Windows Problems Protector?
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.
Windows Problems Protector is Extremely dangerous
Windows Problems Protector may spread via Trojans
Windows Problems Protector may display fake security messages
Windows Problems Protector may install additional spyware to your computer
Windows Problems Protector may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Windows Problems Protector violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Windows Problems Protector detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Windows Problems Protector and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Windows Problems Protector screenshots
Manual Windows Problems Protector removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Problems 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 malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Windows Problems Protector processes:
Remove these Windows Problems Protector Registry Entries:
Remove these Windows Problems Protector files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Windows Problems Protector infected files and get help in Windows Problems Protector removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Windows Problems Protector and similar threats.
Windows Problems Protector is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Windows Problems Protector can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Windows Problems Protector trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Windows Problems Protector offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Windows Problems Protector does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Windows Problems Protector, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Windows Problems Protector, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Windows Problems Protector, is nearly impossible to remove manually.