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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Terminator 2009

Terminator 2009, also known as Terminator2009, is a rogue anti-spyware program that tends to make use of false spyware results to lure you, the unsuspecting system user, into purchasing its full version. Terminator 2009 is usually promoted via a Trojan Vundo installer, found on adult websites. Vundo has been the Trojan of choice used by many a hacker, to infect users with pop up messages, disguised as system notifications – all of which are tactics aimed at leading users to the websites affiliated with rogue anti-spyware programs. It is also possible to install Terminator 2009 manually, by visiting the rogue website.

Terminator 2009 may use its system scanner to display false positives, which work as an incentive to coerce unsuspecting users into making a purchase of Terminator 2009's commercial version. Do not click on any link provided by Terminator 2009. Once a user clicks on the link provided, they'll be redirected to Terminator 2009's website, to download and purchase Terminator 2009's rogue anti-spyware program. Terminator 2009 has the ability to recreate itself after reboot and its "System scan" messages may continue to pop up on the task manager, therefore, it is advised to run a scan with a reliable anti-spyware program to check for the presence of Terminator 2009 on your computer.

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How to manually remove Terminator 2009

Files associated with Terminator 2009 infection:

setup[1].exe
protector.exe
protector.exe
setup[1].exe

Terminator 2009 processes to kill:

setup[1].exe
protector.exe
setup[1].exe
protector.exe

Remove Terminator 2009 registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUNONCE\ Protector
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