How to remove Protection CenterTuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 5:57 am
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Protection Center description
Protection Center is a clone of Data Protection, Digital Protection, Your Protection and a bunch of other fraudulent programs. Although it’s named like a security suite, you shouldn’t expect it to work as anti-virus or anti-spyware. ProtectionCenter is a pure hoax.
Protection Center is made to trick its victims into paying for using the program. It uses deceptive pop-ups to intimidate people and make them interested in the paid version. Protection Center fabricates scan reports, security warnings and system alerts to make an image of badly infected PC. Keep in mind that notifications loaded by this program are just smokes and mirrors. ProtectionCenter is not able to actually detect or delete malware. Furthermore, Protection Center itself is malware. It may hijack web browser and block regular program as if annoying pop-ups weren’t enough trouble.
Get rid of Protection Center
Protection Center is a Rogue Antispyware software
How to manually remove Protection Center
To remove Protection Center spyware you must block Protection Center sites, stop and remove processes, unregister DLL files, search and delete all other Protection Center files and registry utility. Follow the Protection Center detection and removal instructions below.
The most typical software removal method is to remove Protection Center by using "Add or Remove Programs" service. However there may be hidden Protection Center files, running processes and registries in your computer, so Protection Center may recreate all other files after reboot.
Protection Center manual removal instructions
Stop and remove Protection Center processes:
cntprot.exe Read more how to kill Protection Center processes
Locate and delete Protection Center registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Protection Center" Read more how to delete Protection Center registry entries
Download RegistryBooster 2010 to scan errors caused by Protection Center
Search and unregister Protection Center DLL libraries:
cntext.dll Read more how to unregister Protection Center DLL files
Detect and delete other Protection Center files:
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\about.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\activate.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\buy.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cnt.db
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntext.dll
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cnthook.dll
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\help.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\scan.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\settings.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\splash.mp3
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\Uninstall.exe
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\update.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\virus.mp3
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Protection Center.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Protection Center Support.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\About.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Activate.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Buy.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Protection Center Support.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Protection Center.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Scan.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Settings.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Update.lnk
We strongly recommend you to use spyware remover to track Protection Center and automaticaly remove Protection Center processes, registries and files as well as other spyware threats.