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

Windows Software Protection

Windows Software Protection is a scam and a disaster for any PC! This rogue antispyware application is directly related to well known and hotly despised rogues Windows Safety Protection, Windows Problems Protector, Windows Optimization & Security and Windows system Optimizator. These facts alone justify Windows Software Protection’s removal from the system, as it is nothing more than a harmful infection in itself posing no benefit to any infected PC whatsoever.

Windows Software Protection is vicious in its campaign to extort money out of its victims and will not release a system until it reaches its devious goal. Spread via a variety of intricate ways, Windows Software Protection most commonly makes use of seditious browser hijackers and trickery fake online malware scanners. Once the Windows Software Protection infection roots itself in the system the user will have a very tough time getting rid of it. Windows Software Protection will continue to hide its presence on the system from the user and will only reveal itself once it deigns to start its attack on the system.

This rogue starts its attack on the system by first spamming the user with various fake security messages. This only forms part of Windows Software Protection’s attack on the system and the user will soon realize that there are many other distressing symptoms associated with this rogue. As part of its attack on the system Windows Software Protection will not allow the user access to his Desktop, and will take away the ability of the PC owner to launch files on his system. Although this is indeed distressing, there does seem to be a way to restore access to your Desktop. Follow these instructions carefully and you should be able to access your Desktop afterwards:

1. Once the system reboot is complete, you will not be able to access the Desktop again but will instead be presented with the Windows Software Protection startup screen. Select OK to start the Windows Software Protection system scan
2. Wait for the system scan to finish
3. Once Windows Software Protection’s system scan finishes you should now be able to close the Windows Software Protection startup screen.

While Windows Software Protection is still rampant on the system users will continue to come across numerous fake security alerts generated by Windows Software Protection. This will remain the case until users completely obliterate Windows Software Protection from their systems. Some of these fake alerts read as follows:

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a seriuos possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.

System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.

This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.

Name: firefox.exe
Name: c:program filesfirefoxfirefox.exe
Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.

Obviously none of these fake alerts can be trusted and PC owners should consider all correspondence received from Windows Software Protection as extremely suspicious. Do not allow Windows Software Protection to run free on your PC and cripple it under its attacks. Take back what is rightfully yours and completely destroy Windows Software Protection before it destroys your PC.

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How to manually remove Windows Software Protection

Files associated with Windows Software Protection infection:


Windows Software Protection processes to kill:


Remove Windows Software Protection registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\[random].exe”

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