How to remove Windows Protection Master?
What is Windows Protection Master?
Windows Protection Master is a typical scamware that must be removed without any delay just like its earlier version ThinkPoint. If simply ignored, it typically initiates continuous redirections to its purchase pages, disables legitimate programs running on the compromised PC and downloads more malware inside it. The only reason why such scams as Windows Protection Master are released is quite simple – this rogue anti-spyware tries to convince you to buy its licensed version just like all the members from Rogue.VirusDoctor family. However, you should never fall for this program, no matter how trustworthy it may look for you. The only thing that will help you to save your computer is Windows Protection Master removal. To uninstall Windows Protection Master, you should always use a reputable anti-spyware, like Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spyhunter or other.
The way how this scamware is distributed is quite simple and standard – it always relies on trojans that come inside the system through security vulnerabilities found. In addition, they modify the system as soon as they come so that this scamware would be launched as soon as PC is rebooted. As a result, it starts scanning the system for viruses and then reports hundreds of viruses detected. The only thing you must keep in mind is that Windows Protection Master has an empty virus database, so you should never believe its reported parasites. All this searching and reporting is done to scare its victims into thinking that they have serious problems on their computers. Of course, malware is partially right, you have some issues. However, the biggest problem is the same Windows Protection Master.
In order to get users money, this scamware reports:
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection ip: XXXX
Target: Your bank account details.
Your IP: XXXX
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Warning! Spambot detected!
Attention! A spambot is sending viruses from your e-mail has been detected on your PC.
Yes, protect my PC and remove spambot now (Recommended)
Recommended: Please use secure encrypted protocol for torrent links.
Torrent link detected!
Receiving this notification means that you have violated the copyright laws. Using Torrent for downloading movies and licensed software shall be prosecuted and you may be sued for cybercrime and breach of law under the SOPA legislation.
Please register your copy of the AV to activate anonymous data transfer and protocol through the torrent link.
Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: FTP Server
Infected file: C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\wmploc.dll
As you can see, Windows Protection Master is a serious threat that does not ask for your approval to get in. It infects compromised computer with harmful files and new Registry keys that make your OS to run some corrupt processes. Please, don’t think that Windows Protection Master alerts and scanners are real – they have nothing to do with actual state of your computer. If you happen to find Windows Protection Master on your machine, please, remove this rogue AV. Use a reputable anti-spyware to remove Windows Protection Master from your computer and keep in mind that only reputable anti-virus and anti-spyware programs can help you to prevent such intruders like Windows Protection Master . If disabled, reboot to Safe Mode with networking first and additionally download Spyhunter, 2012 version of spyware doctor , Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or other reputable anti-spyware.
Windows Protection Master is Extremely dangerous
Windows Protection Master may spread via Trojans
Windows Protection Master may display fake security messages
Windows Protection Master may install additional spyware to your computer
Windows Protection Master may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Windows Protection Master violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Windows Protection Master detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Windows Protection Master and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Windows Protection Master screenshots
Manual Windows Protection Master removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Protection Master, 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 Protection Master processes:
Disable these Windows Protection Master DLL files::
Remove these Windows Protection Master Registry Entries:
Remove these Windows Protection Master files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Windows Protection Master infected files and get help in Windows Protection Master removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Windows Protection Master and similar threats.
Windows Protection Master 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 Protection Master can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Windows Protection Master trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Windows Protection Master offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Windows Protection Master 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 Protection Master, 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 Protection Master, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Windows Protection Master, is nearly impossible to remove manually.