Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs ProtectOne


Posted: December 8, 2010

ProtectOne (Protect One) is a rogue malware remover designed to pilfer money from unwary computer users. The malicious program bombards the system with fake popup warnings claiming the computer is infected with malware. Another warning message will urge the computer user to purchase Protect One to remove the alleged threats. In most cases the only threats present on the system will be ProtectOne and a Trojan which creates a backdoor for the rogue to gain entry to the targeted computer. Do not purchase this useless product. Remove Protect One immediately using a reliable malware remover.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\setup_protectone.exe
    2 C:\Program Files\protect_one
    3 C:\Program Files\protect_one\del.dat
    4 C:\Program Files\protect_one\protectone.exe
    5 C:\Program Files\protect_one\protectonerun.exe
    6 C:\Program Files\protect_one\uninstall.exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:

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