Windows Virtual Protector

What is Windows Virtual Protector?

Are you not able to access your desktop and other legitimate programs and just keep seeing an antispyware tool running? You probably have Windows Virtual Protector onto your computer. You should not trust it as it is a rogue antispyware program which belongs to FakeVimes family and which is designed to extort money by manipulating you into believing that your computer is full of various threats. You should definitely not believe Windows Virtual Protector and try to remove it as soon as possible because it will not let you use your computer freely as well as might attract other threats.

How does Windows Virtual Protector work?

Have you downloaded a free antispyware scanner which you have come across on some random website while you were searching the web? If it is so, it is not surprising that Windows Virtual Protector has infected your computer because it tends to get onto the system via fake online scanners mainly. We strongly recommend avoiding similar scanners in the future and acquiring only reliable antimalware tools, for instance, SpyHunter. In addition, you will definitely notice if it gets onto your computer because it always starts together with Windows and will not allow you access your desired documents and programs, which is why you have to delete it without considering any longer.Windows Virtual ProtectorWindows Virtual ProtectorWindows Virtual ProtectorWindows Virtual Protector

As we have already mentioned, the main aim of Windows Virtual Protector is to scare you into paying money, which is why it is designed to be very convincing. First of all, it performs a system scan and then provides a long list with various infections which do not exist onto your computer. If you click the “Remove All” button, you will notice that it asks to purchase a full version immediately. In addition, you will definitely see all the fake notifications and pop-up messages that will keep bothering you unless you get rid of Windows Virtual Protector. Thus, our specialists recommend that you ignore similar messages (see below).

Error

Attempt to run a potentially dangerous script detected.

Full system scan is highly recommended.

 

Warning! Identity theft detected.

Hidden connection IP: xx.xx.xx.xxx

Target: Your passwords for sites

Your IP xxx.x.x.x

Please click “Prevent attack” button to prevent all attacks and protect your PC.

You should know that your computer is not infected with those threats which are mentioned; however, it does not mean that your computer is absolutely clean. There is still a possibility that you have real threats. However, do not activate a full version of this fake program because you will lose all your money and reveal your credit card details to cyber criminals. Besides, it is likely that Windows Virtual Protector will not let you use your computer freely. What you can do is to enter one of those activation keys to cancel all its annoying actions:

  • 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0001
  • 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0002
  • 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0003

How to remove Windows Virtual Protector?

After you disable its actions, you should remove Windows Virtual Protector entirely as it might slow your computer and attract other threats. As it is very difficult to remove this program manually, you should acquire a reliable antimalware tool like SpyHunter and scan your computer with it to erase all the existing threats. We have provided you with the instructions which will enable you to download this antimalware suite.

Remove Windows Virtual Protector

  1. Restart your computer and wait for the BIOS screen to appear.
  2. Keep tapping F8.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt using arrow keys and press Enter.
  4. Type cd.. next to C:\Windows\system32\ line and press Enter.
  5. Type explorer.exe next to C:\Windows and press Enter.
  6. Open the Start menu when the Windows explorer loads.
  7. Enter %appdata% into the search box and press Enter (if you are using Windows XP, launch RUN and then type in %appdata%).
  8. Remove proto-{random symbols}.exe files.
  9. Restart your computer in Normal Mode and click the Start button.
  10. Type in regedit into the search box and then press Enter (if you are using Windows XP, launch RUN and enter regedit).
  11. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon.
  12. Right-click on the Shell which you will find on the right pane and click Modify.
  13. Enter %WinDir%\Explorer.exe as Value and click OK.
  14. Download SpyHunter from http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph.
  15. Install it and then start your system scan.

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