Windows Component Protector is a rogue anti-spyware program, and many countries are attacked by this new version of well-known fake anti-virus malware. It looks like a real antivirus tool and pretend to make virus detection activity with fake system scans and numerous fake reports about security problems and multiple infections found on the system. This activity is expected to irritate user and make him or her willing to pay for the so-called full licensed version of this rogue software. But it might end as well in a surprising disappearance of your money from the credit card account after the payment is made. To prevent this scenario do not pay and remove Windows Component Protector.
DO NOT PAY FOR THIS SCAM.
You need to remove Windows Component Protector as soon as possible because it compromises your security and privacy. Your credit card account is the target and possible prize for the inventors of this scam.
The list of problems caused by this malware:
- Blocks Task Manager and replaces it with its own.
- Blocks downloading of legitimate security software.
- Blocks execution of installed anti-viruses.
- Showing fake security alerts and warnings about infections.
- Prompts users into paying for the license for full version.
- Slow down the system where resides.
- Redirects browser to rogue sites.
There is a special malware removal software designed to remove Windows Component Protector and other related programs professionally in an automated process of scan and removal all of the known malware signatures and traces that are present in your system.
If you opt to remove Windows Component Protector malware manually, then you have to block Windows Component Protector sites, stop and remove all the malware processes, search and delete all other Windows Component Protector files and remove the records made by the malware
in your system registry.
How to remove Windows Component Protector manually list:
Stop these Windows Component Protector processes:
Remove these Windows Component Protector Registry Entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “ID” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-2-17_2”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “rudbxijemb”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe
Remove these Windows Component Protector files:
Note: The manual instruction how to remove Windows Component Protector is targeted mainly at experienced users with a professional level of skills. Any mistake made in the process of removal can damage the system, and advanced malware usually can reinstall itself if the process of removal is not full or incorrect.
For other users without special technical knowledge and advanced experience, it is better to use for the Windows Component Protector removal some of specially designed professional utilities that will made the process of the removal easy and successful without the danger to screw up all the system.
How to restore your internet connection for downloads:
This Windows Component Protector fake antispyware might block your Internet connection to prevent you from removing this program from you PC with normal antivirus. To get the Internet connection back, follow these simple instructions:
- Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools selectInternet Options
- Select Connections
- Select LAN Settings
- Here you need to uncheck the checkbox called Use a proxy server for your LAN in the section Proxy Server. Press the OK button twice to close this screen and to close the Internet Options screen.
- Now you can download some automatic problem solution and fresh antivirus base from the Internet.