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PcProtectar Adware Removal Instructions

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

PcProtectar, come from hxxp://www.pcprotectar.com, is a rogue scanner program, it shows a fake security center window, shows misleading scan results and fake security alerts. The author of PcProtectar also made PcsProtector, GreatDefender, APCProtect, ProtectPcs, SysDefence, TheDefend, GuardPcs, IGuardPc, SiteAdware, AntiTroy, AntiKeep, AntiAdd, RESpyWare, REAnti, KeepCop, SecureKeeper, LinkSafeness, AntiAid, SystemFighter, SystemVeteran, BlockProtector, BlockKeeper, BlockScanner, BlockWatcher, SoftStronghold, ShieldSafeness, SoftVeteran, SoftSoldierSoftCop, TrustFighter, TrustSoldier, SafeFighter, SecureVeteran, etc. To further convince victims, PcProtectar will also create numerous junk files with random names on your computer that will be detected as malware when the program scans your computer, but will not allow you to remove them until you purchase it.

Create new files and folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%PCprotectar SoftwarePCprotectarPCprotectar.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%PCprotectar SoftwarePCprotectaruninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%PCprotectar SoftwarePCprotectarmain_config.xml
  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopPCprotectar.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPCprotectar1 PCprotectar.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPCprotectar2 Homepage.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPCprotectar3 Uninstall.lnk
  • %UserProfile%[email protected][1].txt

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPCprotectar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwarePCprotectar
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarePCprotectar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “PCprotectar”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “PCprotectar”

Screenshots:

We have something different with this variant, there’s no English.

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How to remove the infection of PcProtectar (Adware.Win32.PcProtectar)?

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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