March 26, 2011

Windows Simple Protector.


Windows Simple Protector is a malicious program which needs to be removed as soon as possible.
Though it poses to be anti-malware created for only good reasons, we can definitely say that it’s a rogue anti-spyware after some time spent analyzing it. This program soon will become unwanted program on your computer because it will completely bombard you with its alerts and scanners. The reason of displaying it is quite simple: Windows Simple Protector tries to make you think that computer is infected and then offers paid way for fixing everything. Please, don’t believe Windows Simple Protector because it’s just another variant of Windows Background Protector.

Created in the same way and using identical executable, Windows Simple Protector just like its other versions spreads through blackhat social engineering and fraudulent Search Engine Optimization ways that are always involving Trojans. After this intrusion if finished, unregistered version of Windows Simple Protector begins reaching its malicious aim which will be doing its best to make the user register it. That means displaying trickily designed popup ads, scanners and alerts that all announce about viruses. These fake alerts, appearing once you reboot your computer, state that tens of dangerous infections have been detected. Trying to make you scared, you will be convinced that there are numerous Trojans, worms and other spyware that need to be neutralized.


Removal:

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  •  [random].exe
Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe
  •  HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon "Shell" = '%UserProfile%Application Data[random].exe '
Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Simple Protector, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.

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