Windows Safety Protection
Despite the many campaigns by the online security industry to educate consumers on the perils of rogue security tools, many continue to fall victim to the lies of the cyber criminals behind these fake security tools. Windows Safety Protection is the perfect case in point as this rogue continues to dupe many PC owners into paying for what is essentially worthless software. What’s worse, Windows Safety Protection is directly linked to the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials scam. Once installed on the PC Windows Safety Protection will spam the user with many types of fake Microsoft Security Essentials alerts designed to panic the user into thinking his system has been compromised.
What makes the Windows Safety Protection infection even harder to detect and remove is the fact that it enters its victims’ PCs without their knowledge or consent. This is possible through Windows Safety Protection making use of various Trojan horse infections which enter the user’s system surreptitiously. The PC owner will remain for the most part unaware of Windows Safety Protection on his system until such time as the rogue deems it the correct time to reveal itself to the user through various fake alerts. After a sufficient amount of time has passed Windows Safety Protection will offer to remove these falsely reported security threats but only once the user pays for its fake software.
Some of the false threats Windows Safety Protection reports on include Unknown.Win32/Trojan. This fake threat appears in many of its false security alerts and is not even a real threat to begin with. Some of the other fake security notifications employed by Windows Safety Protection as part of its attack on the system include the following:
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Windows Safety Protection will then prompt the PC owner to scan his system. This will start a fake scan of the PC which ultimately states that a particular file is infected with Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a. Windows Safety Protection then prompts the user to install Windows Safety Protection to remove the virus. The text of this prompt is:
Threat prevention solution found
Take note of the many grammatical and spelling mistakes contained in these two false alerts alone. This should already clearly speak to the validity and authenticity of Windows Safety Protection as a legitimate security program.
Users who did not delete Windows Safety Protection in time complained about being unable to access their Desktop as well as not being able to launch any programs on their PCs. This is particularly disturbing symptoms, but there is hope. Follow the following instructions to disable Windows Safety Protection’s startup screen and regain access to your Desktop:
1. Once the system reboot is complete, you will not be able to access the Desktop again but will instead be presented with the Windows Safety Protection startup screen. Select OK to start the Windows Safety Protection system scan
While Windows Safety Protection is still on the PC, users might still receive the following false security notifications:
System Security Warning
System component corrupted!
At the end of the day there is only one way to take back control of your PC. Do this by investing in a properly functioning and updated security tool which will not only obliterate Windows Safety Protection from the system but also protect against future similar threats and infections.
How to manually remove Windows Safety Protection
Files associated with Windows Safety Protection infection:
Windows Safety Protection processes to kill: