Virus Protector is a deceptive antispyware rogue application that has been designed in order to take your money. Virus Protector sounds like it will help your computer, but the reality of the situation is actually the complete opposite. Virus Protector or VirusProtector is one big clever scam, that knows exactly how to scare you and make you part with your money. Virus Protector makes use of a variety of different tactics in order to get you to fall for it.
Virus Protector may enter your computer via a variety of methods, which are all a malicious scam. Once Virus Protector has gained access to your machine, it may then install itself on your computer. Every time that you start your machine, Virus Protector will be automatically activated. It will then proceed to run a system scan, which will look like it is really scanning your entire system. This is part of the scam and you should not believe anything that you see, no matter how real it looks.
Virus Protector has first appeared more than 2 years ago, and it still haunts computer users even today. This rogue antispyware application manages to look legitimate is that it creates a list of harmless files upon the installation and then drops these files onto the system. Later on, when Virus Protector performs the aforementioned fake system scan, it indicates the files it has created itself as dangerous infections. For example, the rogue "detects" such infections as Worm.NetSky.669, Trojan.HackSrvany.120 or Trojan.BHO.268 and then respectably indicates the files AaKgY.exe, AcDf.exe and aKGxq.exe as the cause of these infections. Since the files are located in the system folder it does look suspicious.
However, a well-informed user has to know and tell apart a fake antivirus program from the real one. Virus Protector has a feature that is common to all fake antivirus applications - the eagerness to sell. It spams you with the following messages hoping that you would panic and spend your money on the worthless product:
Internet Attack Detected
Naturally, it goes without saying that the messages are blatant lies and you have to remove Virus Protector from your system as soon as possible. You may destroy the rogue either manually or automatically. For the manual removal, please refer to the files and processes that you have to kill, indicated below this description. As far as the automatic removal is concerned, it requires a reliable antimalware tool that would erase Virus Protector for you. Also, with a security program installed on your computer, you would not have to worry about other infections as well. So, get rid of Virus Protector right now, and safeguard your computer against similar threats.
- Installs itself without permissions
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
- System crashes