- Slow internet connection
- Slow Computer
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Annoying Pop-up's
- System crashes
It is debatable why the successes of rogue security products are still on the rise, but annoyingly harmful rogue antispyware product Antiprotect seems to be one of the more successful rogues if judged by number of infections. Developed by the Koreans, Antiprotect makes use of standard scareware tactics attributable to standard rogues. Making use of fake system scanners, Antiprotect informs their target victims that their system is infected by various harmful infections and parasites.
Following the initial attack, Antiprotect will proceed to inform its victim that the only way to get rid of these infections will be to pay for an Antiprotect license. This is all lies of a clever marketing strategy. Any PC owner with a bit of Internet savvy will be able to identify Antiprotect as the rogue it is simply by studying the application. One of the aspects which give Antiprotect away as a worthless rogue application is that it will enter your system without permission and annoy you to death.
The Antiprotect website also hosts a suspect payment portal where users are redirected to purchase and pay for the rogueware. There is no contact info to be found on the website, and the site is poorly designed with terrible online ratings.
In order to limit the damage posed to your system, eliminate Antiprotect straight away. Do this by investing in a security able to completely get rid of Antiprotect for good.