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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Data Protection

Data Protection is dangerous and manipulative.In fact Data Protection will not protect your data or your computer in any way like the name suggests instead Data Protection is actually a rogue antispyware application.Data Protection will make use of fake system scans and fake system scan report results in order to try and trick innocent users.You will also receive nasty computer security notifications alerting you to fake threats that it claims you have on your computer system.

Data Protection may display some of the following symptoms:
• Annoying pop up messages.
• Strange system changes that you did not do.
• Security system notifications.
• A fake scan report with fake results.
• A slower than usual computer performance.
• A faulty internet connection.

Data Protection needs to be removed upon immediate detection. It is within your best interest to make use of a decent antispyware removal tool that is able to both detect as well as automatically remove Data Protection for you. It is strongly advised to make use of the automatic removal process with a decent antispyware removal tool as opposed to the manual removal process. You need to be warned that if you make use of the manual removal process you run very high risks of causing additional damage to your computer.

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How to manually remove Data Protection

Files associated with Data Protection infection:

datprot.exe
dathook.dll
datprot.exe
dathook.dll

Data Protection DLL's to remove:

dathook.dll

Data Protection processes to kill:

datprot.exe
SearchSettingsProtection.exe
datprot.exe

Remove Data Protection registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ Data Protection
RUNNING PROGRAM\Explorer.EXE
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