Cloud Protection is dangerous malware which will do its best in trying to make users believe that they have been infected. To be more precise, it can be predicted to report various Trojans, worms and other malware detected and then will offer to purchase its license. As you can clearly see, Cloud Protection simply tries to make its victims scared in the first place and then starts pushing them into purchasing its fake license. We highly recommend you ignore Cloud Protection alerts and never fall into purchasing this scam just like you should have done with Guard Online scam. When trying to remove Cloud Protection, you will need a reputable anti-spyware program which has a full virus database.
Being another unwanted and potentially hazardous computer application, Cloud Protection begins to bombard user with its fake system scanners every time he reboots PC. This is done by making some unnoticeable changes to computer’s registry and setting machine to run its executable every time computer becomes active. In addition, it can also disable Internet connection and all legitimate security applications user will try to run. All this is done with a reason to protect itself from being eliminated. When trying to launch your browser, this scam will display such warnings from the Windows Task bar:
The file “firefox.exe” is infected. Running of application is impossible.
Please activate your antivirus software.
Other its messages will claim:
Warning! Infection found
Unauthorized sending E-MAIL with subject “RE:” to <fake email here> was CANCELLED.
Warning! Infection found
Unwanted software (malware) or tracking cookies have been found during last scan. It is highly recommended to remove it from your computer.
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Your computer continues to be infected with harmful viruses. In order to prevent permanent loss of your information and credit card data theft please activate your antivirus software. Click here to enable protection.
Malicious programs that may steal your private information and prevent your system from working properly are detected on your computer.
Click here to clean your PC immediately.
As computer experts report, Cloud Protection disables continuous system scanners once it becomes capable to do that. Out of nowhere, it starts reporting that you need to check your PC for viruses and then offers removal services. Keep in mind that all its scanners and alerts will look trustworthy but they should really be ignored cause they report invented problems only. The only way to save your machine is to remove Cloud Protection. In the first place, you should disable it manually and then run updated anti-spyware to get rid of Cloud Protection completely.
How to remove Cloud Protection
1. Right-click on Cloud Protection icon on desktop.
2. Select Properties. There will be a field that shows file and folder name. The folder name will likely be C:\Windows\System32\. File name will be completely random.
3. Open the location in explorer (C:\Windows\System32\ )
4. Rename the file in that folder that is shown in Target field (step 2).
5. Reboot PC normally. Cloud Protection should not launch.
6. Open the location again and delete the file.
7. Scan with spyhunter and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to get rid of remaining Cloud Protection files and processes. If browser does not open websites, try disabling proxy server in the browser.
8. You might have to scan your PC with TDSS killer as well. This might need to be done after step 5.
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