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Posted: January 21, 2010

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 16
First Seen: January 21, 2010
Last Seen: January 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotProtectSoldier (Protect Soldier) is a fake security application that comes from the WiniGuard family of rogue anti-spyware programs. ProtectSoldier uses scare tactics in the form of false popup notifications and bogus system scan results to coerce computer users into purchasing a full version of ProtectSoldier.

ProtectSoldier does not have the capability of detecting and removing any type of computer parasite therefore it should never be trusted for ridding your system of spyware, malware or any other harmful parasite. Once detected, it is recommended that ProtectSoldier be removed from the system to prevent further damages to the system registry and essential system files.


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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 866.3 KB (866304 bytes)
MD5: 803a9cdfd7baf8be87162a54dcc93e31
Detection count: 78
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 21, 2010
setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 369.15 KB (369152 bytes)
MD5: 12a9dbb84d4c97c84d13617f5593e9d5
Detection count: 77
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 21, 2010
ProtectSoldier.exe File name: ProtectSoldier.exe
Size: 742.92 KB (742928 bytes)
MD5: c2302a6f420ec37b41d37bf5945f60b7
Detection count: 76
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 21, 2010

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\ProtectSoldier Software\ProtectSoldier

Additional Information

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