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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:

Windows Background Protector

The Fake Microsoft Security Essentials scam is a big family of rogue system optimization applications which have been causing troubles for computer users for some time now. Windows Background Protector is the newest member of this group, and it is just as dangerous as its predecessors. The previous clones of this rogue include Windows Lowlevel Solution, Windows Support System, Windows Emergency System and many more. Windows Background Protector is created to look like a real security program, so it could rip easy financial gain for absolutely nothing in return.

Checking for malware in your computer beforehand is always a good idea, so you are more than welcome to download the suggested malware detector and scan your computer.

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Rogues like Windows Background Protector have a wide distribution network. The creators of this malicious parasite can even utilize the latest breaking news in order to help this rogue arrive at your computer. For example, when you search the internet for the newest information on some event, some of the search results might actually contain links to rogue host sites. The scammers are only using the most popular keywords to appear at the top of the search engine results, and then garner the bigger number of mouse clicks they can.

Your job here is to avoid clicking on any flashy advertisements or spam messages in those websites, and simply get out of there as soon as possible. The reason why you need to avoid being infected by Windows Background Protector, is that this rogue can cause detrimental damage to your computer. One of its symptoms is blocking the access to your desktop. Windows Background Protector does not allow you to access your icons and your taskbar. In order to get your desktop back, please follow these instructions:

1. Restart your computer and for your screen to load, until it shows the rogue's application. Click the "OK" button to make it go away.
2. Windows Background Protector will start a fake system scan. Wait for it to be done and then, when another notification pops up, click the "OK" button again.
3. Now you can make the notification disappear by clicking on the red "X" at the right top of it.
4. The application should go away and your desktop will be restored.

The inability to access your desktop is only one part of this infection. Windows Backround Recovery also spams you with numerous fake security messages, in attempt to convince you that your computer needs immediate help. The messages from this rogue include:

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 files\firefox\firefox.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.

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.

All these messages above are fake. The spelling errors in them only add up to the overall proof that Windows Background Protector is a fraudulent program. This rogue enters your computer with intention to steal your money. By no means should you ever reveal your credit card number or any kind of personal information to this parasite. Protect your computer and yourself from cyber threats and destroy Windows Background Protector as soon as possible.

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How to manually remove Windows Background Protector

Files associated with Windows Background Protector infection:


Windows Background Protector processes to kill:


Remove Windows Background Protector registry entries:

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


  1. Ciara Mar 23, 2011

    Thank u i had this virus in my pc & after using your advise it has gone so

  2. AnthonyJasso Mar 24, 2011

    Thank you so much, you’ve saved me a whole lot of trouble. Very easily explained and it’s totally gone from my computer as well as tons of other stuff my former anti-virus program couldn’t

  3. Removal of Windows Background Protector Mar 24, 2011

    Thanks Very Much! I Finally Installed spyware . I Was Wondering Why It Wouldn’t Install. Thanks!!!

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