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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Privacy Corrector , PCProtectionCenter

PC Protection Center

A destructive rogue antispyware application hailing from the same family as Power Antivirus 2009 is causing havoc to vulnerable PCs around the world. The PC Protection Center infection is caught from visiting illicit websites, bundled malware and Trojan infections and counterfeit malware scanners.

Users can identify a PC Protection Center infection by its trademark false security alerts, which tries to panic them into believing their PCs are infected with various dramatic threats and parasites. In reality, the only infection on their system is PC Protection Center. As with any rogueware, PC Protection Center’s only aim is to trick the consumer into paying for its worthless software. Users should rather obliterate PC Protection Center from their PCs before parting with their money in support of this rogueware, as no good can come from PC Protection Center.

Reported symptoms from users who did not immediately remove PC Protection Center from their systems include blocked Internet connections, increased erratic system behavior and slowed system performance. All of these extortionary methods are employed to force the hand of the consumer to pay money to regain control of his PC. The only way you will be able to take back your PC is to utterly obliterate PC Protection Center from your system.

Do this by investing in a properly functioning and genuine security tool which is able to permanently destroy PC Protection Center and protect your system against future attacks and infections. Should you want to attempt to manually remove PC Protection Center you will need to kill PcProtection.exe and stop pcprotectioncenter_setup[1].exe, both of which are C Protection Center's main executables.

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How to manually remove PC Protection Center

Files associated with PC Protection Center infection:

%ProgramFiles%\PC Protection Center 2008
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\PC Protection Center 2008
getsn32.dll
PC Protection Center 2008.lnk
Remove PC Protection Center 2008.lnk
winsrc.dll
cntprot.exe
PC Protection Center.lnk
PCProtectionCenter.exe
winsrc.dll
vbzlib2.dll
pcprotectioncenter_setup[1].exe
PcProtection.exe
getsn32.dll
cntprot.exe
pcprotectioncenter_setup[1].exe
vbzlib2.dll
PcProtection.exe

PC Protection Center DLL's to remove:

winsrc.dll
getsn32.dll
vbzlib2.dll
winsrc.dll
vbzlib2.dll
getsn32.dll

PC Protection Center processes to kill:

PCProtectionCenter.exe
pcprotectioncenter_setup[1].exe
PcProtection.exe
cntprot.exe
pcprotectioncenter_setup[1].exe
PcProtection.exe
cntprot.exe

Remove PC Protection Center registry entries:

PC Protection Center
PC Protection Center 2008
PC\PC Protection Center
PC Protection Center 2008
Protection Center
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