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.

Automatic Windows Problems Protector 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 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 Reimage or other tools found on


Windows Problems Protector screenshots


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February 2, 2011 20:12, May 21, 2012 14:17

5 thoughts on “Windows Problems Protector

  1. I have malware on my computer, but it wont let me open it on the user that is infected. So in which case I opened malware on another user and ran a fullscan. Just to be sure, I went onto the infected user to see if it had gone,its still here giving me fake virus popups, how can I get rid of it!?

  2. for temprary treatment

    go to the setting of window probleme protector and close all its control in scans etc . and go to its properties and click security ,change permission,click edit unmark all the thingslike full control,modify etc

  3. for temprary treatment

    go to the setting of window probleme protector and close all its control in scans etc . and go to its properties and click security ,change permission,click edit unmark all the thingslike full control,modify etc AND THE NEXT TIME WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR COMPUTER IT WHILL BE NOT THERE

  4. @bob
    I had the same problem and could not open any apps and could not install an anti-virus software. The virus shots down any .exe file that is in use…it has control of your PC.
    I decided to remove at least some files manualy (not recommended)to break the virus knee caps and give me time to install the anti-virus software. Here’s my recipe :
    1- on your hard drive look for any files that was created the same day and time the virus first appeared. I found one file in the following folder : C:WINDOWS / SOFTWAREDISTRIBUTION / DOWNLOAD and erased it. Do not install service packs from any software since it will add to the confusion of tracing the virus files. Windows service packs seems to be protected from the virus.
    If your not sure you are dealing with a virus file, don’t erase it and drag it in a new folder (write down where it was first removed from). I use window Vista.
    2- I also went in the main DOWNLOAD folder (where downloads from the internet are kept before using/installing them on your computer)and cleaned up all the crap that was there.
    3- I was then able to install the anti-virus software and let loose the dogs to track down that stupid virus. this is the virus name and the location it was found by the Kaspersky software :c:/documents and settings/all users/eacapjo01834/eacapjo01834.exe. It’s a Trojan.Win32.Generic virus.
    4- I kept the virus as a souvenir above the fireplace and gave its balls to my dogs…

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