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User Protection Adware Removal Instructions

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

User Protection is a rogue security program. This is a new variant from Dr. Guard/PaladinAntivirus. This rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/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 purchase.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionscan.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionsettings.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionsplash.mp3
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionuninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionupdate.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionusr.db
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionusrext.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionusrhook.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionusrprot.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionvirus.mp3
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionabout.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionactivate.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionbuy.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%User Protectionhelp.ico
  • %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchUser Protection.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopUser Protection.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopUser Protection Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopLicense.txt
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp4otjesjty.mof
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempusr.dat
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempusrr.dat
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsUser ProtectionSettings.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsUser ProtectionUpdate.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsUser ProtectionUser Protection.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsUser ProtectionUser Protection Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsUser ProtectionAbout.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsUser ProtectionActivate.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsUser ProtectionBuy.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsUser ProtectionScan.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallUser Protection
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareUser Protection
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “User Protection”


How to remove the infection of User Protection (Adware.Win32.UserProtection)?

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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