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Personal Protector Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Personal Protector adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.PersonalProtector.

Personal Protector is a rogue scanner program. Once you click the setup file, the application will be immediately installed and scan without prior notice. This fake scanner application tries to trick you by displaying misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you buy this fraud application. Be careful with this program, because it not going to protect your computer but will only spend your money. Additionally, on the computers that are already infected, Personal Protector will be running automatically when starting Windows. 

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%Personal Protectorbaseadd.wdb
  • %ProgramFiles%Personal Protectorconf.wcf
  • %ProgramFiles%Personal Protectorpersonalprotector.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Personal Protectorquarant.wdb
  • %ProgramFiles%Personal Protectorqueue.wdb
  • %ProgramFiles%Personal Protectorun.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Personal Protectorbase.wdb
  • %SystemRoot%tempfile2.bat
  • %AllUsersProfile%Microsoft PDatainetprovider.dll
  • %UserProfile%DesktopPersonal Protector.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsPersonal ProtectorPersonal Protector.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsPersonal ProtectorUninstall.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPersonal Protector
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwarePersonal Protector
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwarePersonal ProtectorSoft
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “personalprotector”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce, “suicide”

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.PersonalProtector_1.png

Adware.Win32.PersonalProtector_2.png

Adware.Win32.PersonalProtector_3.png

How to remove the infection of Adware.Win32.PersonalProtector?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install a-squared Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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