Windows Simple Protector
Another day brings another computer threat from a huge group of rogue system optimization applications. Windows Simple Protector is a new parasite from Microsoft Security Essentials scam. This malicious software application pretends to be a good security tool so it could steal your money, consequently damaging your computer. It performs the same damage and uses the same despicable methods as its forerunners Windows Lowlevel Solution, Windows Background Protector, Windows Emergency System and alike. As a rogue antispyware application Windows Simple Protector tries to steal your money, before you can figure out that something is being plotted against you.
You must always be wary of a possible infection, because Windows Simply Protector is also able to enter your system without your consent. Therefore, you are strongly recommended to download the suggested malware scanner and check your computer for any possible errors.
The reason why it is hard to tell the exact moment when you get infected is that Windows Simple Protector does not announce its presence at once. Sometimes when you roam the Internet, you may encounter browser hijackers which redirect you to websites, hosting the download file for the rogue. You don't download the exact rogue at once, sometimes only a transfer of download agent might be initiated. And these download agents would pull in attacks some time later.
When Windows Simple Protector does launch its attack on you, it starts with a fake system scan, and before it spams you with error notifications, you can already see the words "error" written in bold in the application's interface. Windows Simple Protector lets you know that there are License and Update errors present, and you will "need" to address them if you wish to protect your computer. Of course, you must ignore the messages from Windows Simple Protector, if you wish to go through this infection with a minimal damage. Pay no heed to any of these messages:
System component corrupted!
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Threat prevention solution found
System Security Warning
Also, Windows Simple Protector can block your desktop, in attempt to remain in your computer for a longer period of time. You will not be able to access your icons and your taskbar will be blocked as well. To recover your desktop, please follow these instructions:
1. Restart your computer, and wait for it to load. When you see the rogue's application on your screen, click "OK" to make it go away.
With your desktop back, you must now take care of Windows Simple Protector. Don't provide it with your credit card number, because that will allow the criminals behind this rogue access your bank account anytime. Your best choice in this situation would be investing in a reliable security tool and then removing Windows Simple Protector for good.
How to manually remove Windows Simple Protector
Files associated with Windows Simple Protector infection:
Windows Simple Protector processes to kill: