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Christian Mairoll

Virus Protector Adware Removal Instructions

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

VirusProtector is a rogue security program. Virus Protector create numerous harmless 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:

  • %SystemRoot%%random%.exe
  • %SystemRoot%%random%.dll
  • %SystemRoot%system32%random%.exe
  • %SystemRoot%system32%random%.dll
  • %SystemRoot%system32drivers%random%.exe
  • %SystemRoot%system32drivers%random%.dll

Create/modify registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionWindowsLoadAppInit_DLLs, 0×00000001 (1)
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionWindowsAppInit_DLLs, %random%.dll
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionwinlogonShell, %random%.exe





How to remove the infection of Virus Protector (Adware.Win32.VirusProtector)?

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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