What happen to my computer? All I can see now is a window of Windows Protection Tool; I can’t close it or minimize it so that I can use my computer for other things. It looks like it blocks me to use my computer in some ways. It claims that my computer has been infected by many viruses and threats, and I am asked to remove them as soon as possible. However, in order to get its help, I need to pay to activate the program so that it can remove those bad things for me? Should I pay for it?
Brief Introduction to This Program
Recently, many people’s computers get infected by Windows Protection Tool. Why we use “infected”, because this program is classified as rogue anti-virus program which is not a legit program worthy for people to trust. Technically speaking, this program is not an application but a virus. However, being different from other computer viruses, this virus can be downloaded into the computer by PC users themselves, as many people can be cheated by its names and description about it. They think this program can protect the computers from being infected by Trojans and viruses without any doubts. Hackers who design this virus can concoct the professional functions of it and publish this virus to many websites for people to download. Once unwitting people download and install it into their computes, the disaster comes. Also, this virus can also pretend as a useful optional program for people to install when people try to install other free programs.
The Screenshot of This Fake
People who are not computer experts can be easily cheated by this virus’ name as they think that this Windows Protection Tool is useful to their computers security. This virus can make destructive damages to the windows system. No matter which windows system the computer is, from windows XP to windows 8, all windows systems have the possibility to be infected by this virus. Once this rogue program is installed in computer, it can take effect immediately. The legit and reputable anti-virus program which is installed before the infection can be corrupted as this virus can disable the true protection tool from the system registry, also the files relate to the anti-virus program can also be damaged. In this situation, the fake program can take place of the real one. Furthermore, the system firewall can also be disabled by this virus. With a low security level, the computer can be infected by more other viruses and threats.
Once this fake program starts its work on the infected computer, it will pop up a window about full scan on the computer. After a few minutes scan, the result can be serious to the computer user. It tells the user that the computer has been infected by many viruses and Trojans. From the interface of this fake, people can also be misled that it is a professional protection tool, but actually it isn’t. For other legit anti-virus programs, people can close or minimize the window, but this Windows Protection Tool will not allow people to do that, and this fake can pop up once the infected computer get the desktop, in this way, computer user cannot do anything else on the infected computer except watching the warning message. In order to solve those threats, people are required to pay for this fake, a code is needed for activating the rogue program into full version, so that it can help the computer user get rid of those threats. That is the main purpose of this fake, to collect money from innocent people. However, for those people who have already trusted this fake program, they would like to pay without any hesitation. On the contrary, there are no such infections on the computer, they are all forged by the fake program. The only thing for this fake to do is to cheat people to pay.
The properties of the Infection
-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs.
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen.
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Windows Protection Tool. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and then press F8 key constantly before windows launches. Use your arrow keys to highlight “safe mode with networking” and then press Enter.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Windows Protection Tool, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.
Then try to find Windows Protection Tool, highlight it and choose Remove.
Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:
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Windows Protection Tool is not an anti-virus program that deserves people to trust or pay. It is classified as a rogue ransomware. The only one purpose for hackers who design this fake program is to lure people to pay. Once this fake program is installed in the computer, a fake full scan can tell the computer user that the computer is infected by many viruses, and the problems need to be solved immediately. This fake program can occupy the whole screen, and will not allow people to close it to do other things on the infected computer, that is a way to force people to pay. Do not pay for it, remove it soon is the best way to avoid computer damages and financial losses.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Windows Protection Tool? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 10, 2014 4:02 am