Windows Security Protection is a 100% fake computer antivirus protection program. Windows Security Protection acts as a legitimate Windows program using fake alerts, fake scans and fake virus infections found on your computer. It is merely an attempt to get computer users to purchase the program, thus stealing their money and identity. Removal instructions and video are at the bottom of the article.
All of the bogus scans, alerts, and viruses it claims to have found are all deceptive tools in the hopes that it convinces computer users that it can help their computer and ultimately purchase it. If you have seen the screenshot of the “program” above you are infected with Windows Security Protection. Our analysis and testing showed this to be a well written virus program making it difficult to remove. Please note that Windows Security Protection is very harmful and we recommend removing it immediately.
Many fake antivirus programs of this type get widespread distribution throughout the internet through hacked websites, peer to peer file sharing by way of a trojan infection. Almost all computer users infected the Windows Security Protection Virus will not know where they were infected by it. While the main goal of Windows Security Protection virus is to get you to buy the fake program, Windows Security Protection would also like your personal information for future malicious use.
All of the bogus scans, alerts, and viruses it claims to have found are all deceptive tools in the hopes that it convinces computer users that it can help their computer and ultimately purchase it.
After testing, we have found some success in removing Windows Security Protection by following our recommended removal procedure below. Please note that if at the first installation attempt fails, please continue to try and launch it.
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Begin Virus Removal by Following the Instructions Below
Target Virus: Security Protection Virus
The removal process we are illustrating below has been proven to be the most effective way to remove viruses. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.
Follow the instructions below and you will successfully remove the Security Protection Virus.
1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.
2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.
3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.
4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove Security Protection which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.
5Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.
6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:
After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools. When the download box appears click the Save button. The picture of the download box is below.
After you click the “Save” button, another window will open asking you where to save it. Browse to your desktop and click Save again so that you save the PC Tools file to your desktop. The window you will see is shown below.
7 Open the PC Tools installation file from your desktop and perform the virus scan.
8 Once the virus scan is complete, PC Tools will have found Security Protection. Remove the Security Protection Virus by registering PC Tools. You must register PC Tools while still in Safe Mode to remove Security Protection.
9 After you have registered PC Tools, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The virus should be completely gone.
Call us toll free at 888-220-8968 and we can gladly walk you through these steps.