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SysProtector Adware Removal Instructions

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

SysProtector, come from hxxp://www.sysprotector.com, is a rogue scanner program, it shows a fake security center window, shows misleading scan results and fake security alerts. The author of SysProtector also made APcDefender, PcProtectar, 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, SysProtector 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%SysProtector SoftwareSysProtectorSysProtector.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%SysProtector SoftwareSysProtectoruninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%SysProtector SoftwareSysProtectormain_config.xml
  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopSysProtector.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsSysProtector1 SysProtector.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsSysProtector2 Homepage.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsSysProtector3 Uninstall.lnk
  • %UserProfile%[email protected][1].txt

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSysProtector
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareSysProtector
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareSysProtector
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “SysProtector”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “SysProtector”

Screenshots:

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

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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