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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts


No doubt that if ContentProtector is already installed on your system, you would want to delete it after learning how it works. The software is a recently released adware application that replaces the ads on your visited websites to the advertisements of its third-party partners. The program’s originators claim that it is “a tool created to protect your PC against unwanted and malicious content.” However, the third-party ads displayed by this application could be as potentially harmful as the ones you see on unreliable websites. Needless to say that if the adware changes reliable ads with third-party content it does not protect your computer, but endangers it instead. In the rest of the article, we will tell you more of what we have learned after testing this application, and we will include removal instructions at the end of it.

The bad news is that this adware affects all popular browsers, so even if you have a few installed, there is no way to avoid third-party advertising. The ads can be placed on any website, e.g. youtube.com, ebay.com, etc. Also, they can redirect you to suspicious third-party web pages. We can provide at least a couple of reasons why you should avoid clicking ads as long as the adware is in your system.

To begin with, the software’s Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement documents make it clear that third-party websites have their own terms of use. ContentProtector creators inform users: “Please note that any Advertising Content is provided by third party <…> and is out of Artex responsibility, thus any engagement with such content or third party is subject to these third parties’ terms and conditions and are under you sole risk.” The fact that the program’s creators take no responsibility does not surprise us because adware applications are created to generate advertising revenue, and its creators do not review the content of its third-party partners.

Moreover, we must warn you that the third-party web pages might be harmful to your computer. There is a chance that some of the sites could have malicious content, like viruses, Trojans, and other malware. It is more likely that they will suggest you installing various applications. Although they could look useful, it might appear to be another adware, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted program. Undoubtedly, ads that promote possibly harmful programs or dangerous content should not be welcomed by users that want to keep their computers safe.

Users who visited application’s official website, might have noticed that there is no download button there. Our specialists have found that the software comes bundled with other adware, such as Torrent Search or eTranslator. ContentProtector should have appeared as a suggestion, but if you did not deselect it in any of the mentioned programs’ setup wizard, it was installed together. You may have downloaded any of these applications from unreliable websites that provide software free of charge.

If you like visiting untrustworthy websites, only a legitimate security tool can help you protect your system from malware. As for ContentProtector, it might only replace suspicious ads with other unreliable ads. Provided that you want to browse safely and see advertising from your favorite e-shops or other sites, you should delete the application with the instructions available below the text. Our recommended removal steps will tell you how to open Control Panel and uninstall the adware. After the process is complete, there should not be any remaining data of this program. On the other hand, if you think there is more unwanted software on your computer, such as different adware applications that we mentioned above, you should try to erase them too. In this case, it would be easier to install a trustworthy security tool because it can delete all the threats automatically. Also, the tool could be a good way to keep your PC protected from malware, just do not forget to update it regularly.

Remove ContentProtector

Windows 8\Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R, to launch the RUN.
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Locate Uninstall a program feature and click it.
  4. Select the adware and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista\Windows 7

  1. Go to Start menu.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Find and open Uninstall a program.
  4. Mark the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find ContentProtector, select it and click Uninstall.
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