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Digital Protection Adware Removal Instructions

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

Digital Protection is a rogue security program. This is a new variant from Your Protection, User ProtectionDr. 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%Digital Protectiondighook.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectiondigprot.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectionhelp.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectionscan.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectionsettings.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectionsplash.mp3
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital ProtectionUninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectionupdate.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectionvirus.mp3
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectionabout.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectionactivate.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectionbuy.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectiondig.db
  • %ProgramFiles%Digital Protectiondigext.dll
  • %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchDigital Protection.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopDigital Protection Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopDigital Protection.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDigital ProtectionDigital Protection.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDigital ProtectionDigital Protection Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDigital ProtectionScan.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDigital ProtectionSettings.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDigital ProtectionUpdate.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDigital ProtectionAbout.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDigital ProtectionActivate.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDigital ProtectionBuy.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareDigital Protection
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallDigital Protection
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “Digital Protection”








How to remove the infection of Digital Protection (Adware.Win32.DigitalProtection)?

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

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