PC Protection Center - How To Remove?


PC Protection Center is a fake anti-malware program released for the same malicious reason which is to make users concerned about their PCs. After making them worried about their security, additional tactics of this scam is offering so called “licensed” version which is guaranteed to fix everything reported. However, in reality PC Protection Center is useless just like its earlier variants Privacy Corrector, PrivacyGuard 2010 and PCOptimizer 2010. They all are capable to perform the one and only function which is to lie for computer users and swindle their money.

PC Protection Center infiltrates via security vulnerabilities and other exploits that mostly appear because of security software that is not updated. Once it finds itself inside, PC Protection Center launches each time the computer starts because of some useful modifications made. It will create and drop some harmless files that later will detect as malicious ones, posing a huge harm for your computer. Besides, PC Protection Center is also known to be blocking legitimate programs found on the PC and dislay such alerts:

Warning! Security Alert!

Potentially harmful software detected. To enable the security mode and remove harmful software it is recommended to perform a cleanup.

Name: taskmgr.exe

Location: C:\Windows\system32

So, PC Protection Center’s activity on your machine will be accompanied by constant alerts, scanners and browser redirections that all will tell the same story about numerous viruses found on your machine. Trying to make you purchase the full version of this scam product, it will guarantee that after registration your computer will be completely clean. However, trojan-based infiltration method is a true example that PC Protection Center will make your PC infected and if you fall into purchasing it, your machine will be infected even more.

Automatic PC Protection Center removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove PC Protection Center, 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 Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


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I have been working with 2-viruses.com project for a while now and I would like to think that our research team has managed to raise awareness about cyber security. I study the newest infections, help out with manual instructions and answer questions that our users might have.

December 9, 2010 12:22, December 9, 2010 13:06

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