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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Affected OS:

Protection Center

c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe


Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10)

PCs where IE is the primary browser are particularly hurtable to Protection Center cracks even if there's a worthy Protection Center removal tool on machine as this browser program is tightly imploded with system that lets Protection Center to accession to crucial PC parts, so it is obligatory to remove Protection Center right now. 92 percent of asked consumers reported they didn't know about Protection Center presence on their computers. As mostly of system buyers have ministerial privileges, softwares they run (inclusively Protection Center) have unforbidden admittance to the system sometimes making Protection Center removal tools vain and requirement of Protection Center removal dramatic. Some types of Protection Center turn off firewalls and anti spyware, reduce browser protection settings, opening the computer for further deseases. Protection Center that acts as website proxy or Browser Helper Object can surrogate links with the ones to Protection Center hacker site. Many Protection Center publicity use multiplication banners which can be by eye irritating for buyers creating a necessity of Protection Center removal tools or at the least Protection Center removal scan.

Protection Center

Protection Center intrusion method

Protection Center copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Protection Center and value c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe or Protection Center. Also, it can create folder with name Protection Center under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

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How to remove Protection Center manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Protection Center, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Protection Center.

To get rid of Protection Center, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • sociated Protection Center Files:
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\about.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\activate.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\buy.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cnt.db
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntext.dll
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cnthook.dll
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\help.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\scan.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\settings.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\splash.mp3
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\Uninstall.exe
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\update.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Protection Center\virus.mp3
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Protection Center.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Protection Center Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Protection Center.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\About.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Activate.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Buy.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Protection Center Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Protection Center.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Scan.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Settings.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Update.lnk

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile
  • Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Malware Defense
  • Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Paladin Antivirus
  • Key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
  • Key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SimpleShlExt
  • Key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile
  • Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    \Protection Center
  • Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Paladin Antivirus
  • Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Protection Center
  • Key:
  • Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

If Protection Center blocks you from running security programs.

Often rogue programs like Protection Center block you from running security programs and visiting anti-virus websites. In this case we recommend you to boot your Windows in Safe Mode with Networking. This is special mode when Windows will not load third-party services, drivers and start-up objects. However you will be able to use Internet. Just download and run suggested programs for easy Protection Center removal is Safe Mode with Networking. To load in Safe Mode with Networking and remove Protection Center do the following:

  • Start or restart your Windows

  • Keep pressing F8 button from the beginning of the boot

  • This will open Advanced Boot Option menu

  • In the menu choose Safe Mode with Networking (use arrows on the keyboard to navigate)

  • Wait until Windows loads

  • Download WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool scan and remove found threats.

  • Restart Windows in Normal Mode

Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov

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