System Protection Description
System Protection is a rogue anti-malware application that shows fake warnings about PC threats that System Protection supposedly protects your PC from being harmed by. Many infections associated with System Protection can be considered variants of System Protection 2012, an equally fraudulent anti-malware scanner from the FakeScanti (or FakeScanti) family. While System Protection’s main purpose is to gain access to your finances and related information during a much-advertised online purchase process, SpywareRemove.com malware experts caution that System Protection may also attack your PC with browser redirects, arbitrary program crashes and even entire operating system crashes. The significant peril that System Protection represents to your PC should be responded to with real anti-malware software that can remove System Protection and all associated PC threats in a complete system scan.
Keeping System Protection’s Fake Alerts from Ever Appearing in the First Place
Like many types of fake security programs, System Protection’s initial symptoms include a variety of warning messages that try to deceive you about your computer’s health. Although these errors may appear to be similar to those of real security software, you should ignore any pop-ups or warnings from System Protection, since SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have confirmed System Protection’s inability to detect or deal with any kind of system problem or PC threat.
System Protection similar types of rogue anti-malware programs and other Trojans that are disguised as fake software media updates include Cloud AV 2012, Security Guard, Cloud Protection, Milestone Antivirus, AV Guard Online, System Protection 2012, AV Protection 2011, Sphere Security 2012, Win 7 2012, AV Protection 2012, Security Guard 2012, Wolfram Antivirus, OpenCloud Security, Super AV, AV Secure 2012, Internet Security Guard, Home Security Solutions, Rogue.Data Restore, AV Protection Online, AV Security 2012, Sysinternals Antivirus, BlueFlare Antivirus, Wireshark Antivirus, Your PC Protector, OpenCloud Antivirus, AV Security Essentials and Super AV 2013. Codecs and movie player updates are common guises for such Trojans, which can install System Protection without your permission, and they may reinstall their payload if they’re not removed by the same system scans that detect and remove System Protection.
Secondary Symptoms of a System Protection Scam
Infections that are associated with the System Protection’s family of rogue anti-malware applications are also noted for other characteristics that will actively harm your PC while System Protection is trying to persuade you to spend money on its fake software. Some of the most common attacks that SpywareRemove.com malware research team has noted to appear alongside FakeScanti scamware like System Protection are listed below:
- Malfunctions in unrelated programs, particularly software that’s related to anti-malware scans, system diagnostics or security.
- Browser redirects that cause your web browser to load System Protection’s website or censor your ability to access PC security websites.
- Random system crashes (the well-known ‘Blue Screen of Death’ phenomenon of Windows).
Most reports of System Protection attacks are indicative of System Protection being specific to the Windows operating system, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that System Protection should be unable to attack Mac, Linux or similar alternatives in OS platforms.
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Posted: February 27, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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