- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Online Protection Tool
Online Protection Tool is the latest PC threat one needs to watch out for. This particular threat is a fake warning pop-up message that is designed to resemble a legitimate Windows warning notification; however, it is entirely fictitious – with the sole aim of getting unsuspecting users to purchase the full version of Online Protection Tool. Should a user encounter this particular warning pop-up – chances are their system has been infiltrated with a Trojan infection.
Also referred to as OnlineprotectionTool, OnlineProtection Tool, Online ProtectionTool, this malware usually pops up while the user is browsing the internet.
Should the following warning message pop-up – then guaranteed – you have the Trojan infection affiliated with Online Protection Tool:
“Windows Internet Security
The message above should be noted as being a fake message – and should the user receive this pop-up – they must be sure to realize that the pop-up is fake – and they should definitely NOT purchase Online Protection Tool!
Once the Trojan affiliated with Online Protection Tool is in a computer system, access to security websites may be blocked, and one may find that their browser will be redirected to malicious and advertising websites affiliated with Online Protection Tool.
The best thing to do would be to run a fully functional anti-spyware application in Safe Mode with Networking, as this particular virus is highly capable of blocking anti-spyware programs.
Why Safe Mode?
One can boot in safe mode with networking, and without networking.
• Safe Mode with Networking:
All in all - should a user suspect their system has the Trojan infection embedded – due to the presence of the Online Protection Tool fake warning pop-up message, it is recommended to remove all malware and its affiliated components – as soon as possible!