Windows Component Protector is a new fake spyware application to hit the internet. It is spreading rapidly using browser exploits and malicious websites. It comes from the same family as Malware Protection and other similar rouges. It can silently install itself on your computer without your permission or knowledge.
If your computer has been infected, it is strongly recommended that you remove this dangerous rouge . Follow the 4 steps below to finally remove Windows Component Protector :
Use the following activation code to activate this rogue before continuing with the removal process: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020
Bookmark this page and re-boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking”. To enter “Safe Mode with Networking” press F8 repeatedly while your computer is rebooting.
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1: Reset your Internet Explorer proxy settings.
- Under “Tools” in the browser tool bar select “Internet Options”.
- In the “Internet Options” window that pops up, click the “Connections” tab at the top.
- Click “LAN Settings” near the bottom of the “Connections” section.
- If the “Proxy server” checkbox is marked with a check, click it to deselect/uncheck it. See image below:
2. Now download Spyware Doctor by > Clicking Here <. Rename the file to iexplorer and double click to open and begin installation.
Now proceed with the directions above to remove this dangerous rogue.
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What Exactly is Windows Component Protector ?
Put quite simply it is a fake Anti-Spyware program. The crooked makers of this software have only one thing in mind. Your money! The only purpose of this rogue is to trick you into believing that you must purchase the “Full” Version of this software.
This legitimate looking rogue is made by the same creators of Windows Foolproof Protection, Windows Component Protector, Windows Component Protector, and Windows Cleaning Tools. The makers of these programs have become very good at making them seem legitimate.
It is unknown how many people have been duped by this fake, but you do not have to be one of them. You have been armed with the knowledge to remove this dangerous rogue.
Windows Component Protector Scare Tactics:
This legitimate looking fake will employ a number of scare tactics to try and get you to upgrade to the “full” version. Do not fall for it. Some of the scare tactics include multiple pop-up warnings, and scary looking scan results. Below you can see the different ways this program will try and trick you.
Fake Pop-up Alerts:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Trojan activity detected. System data security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Warning! Identity theft attempt Detected
Hidden connection IP: 126.96.36.199
Target: Your passwords for sites
How to Remove Windows Component Protector Manually.
Before considering to use these manual removal steps, please consider the following disclaimer:
Altering computer files and register items should only be attempted by knowledgeable computer users. Errors in performing these steps may lead to problems effecting other aspects of your machine.
Attempt these steps at your own risk, otherwise consider using the automatic removal method. Even after manual removal is achieved it is still strongly recommended that you run a full scan with the recommended removal tool Spyware Doctor.
Step 1: End any associated processes. To do this, you will need to restart your computer and quickly press alt+ctrl+del before it can load. Then end any and all Windows Component Protector processes.
[random].exe (the processes will consist of random letters and numbers, example: 1ja8jr62ae2.exe
Step 2: Delete Windows Component Protector files and folders
%AppData%\Protector-<random 3 chars>.exe
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Component Protector.lnk
%Desktop%\Windows Component Protector.lnk
Step 3: Delete any Windows Component Protector Registry files
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorUser” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-4-18_3″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “hmkkrqyhos”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashSkPcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashSkPck.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\cfplogvw.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\icsuppnt.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ODSW.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\showbehind.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\VisthAux.exe
Step 4: Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware and run a full scan in safe mode.
Windows Component Protector is a dangerous spyware program that should be removed immediately. Chances are that you had anti-virus protection on your computer that was destroyed by this dangerous rogue.
That is why it is highly recommended to download Spyware Doctor and run a full scan even if manual removal is achieved. This will make sure that the infection is gone 100%, and will keep you protected in the future from any spyware or virus threats.
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