Do you know what Badware Protector is?
Badware Protector is a rogue anti-spyware program that may come directly from the badware-protector.com website. Badware Protector is a bad program that may really waste your time if you ever attempt to download the 61mb file for installation. It is advisable that you never do this as a file that is as large as 61 megabytes may contain a lot of garbage and that is exactly what Badware Protector is.
Badware Protector may also come from a Trojan infection just like other rogue anti-spyware programs such as XP Antivirus which was probably created by the same group of hackers who push XP Antivirus. Badware Protector or BadwareProtector uses some of the same tactics as XP Antivirus where it makes you believe that there are multiple infections on your system that must be removed with a full purchased version of Badware Protector.
In non-techie terms:
Badware Protector must never be downloaded, installed or purchased under any circumstances. Badware Protector is not a "protector" nor will it detect or remove any type of virus or spyware infection. You must delete all files related to Badware Protector and remove the program to prevent potential damage to your computer.
Aliases: Badware Protector, BadwareProtector, www.badware-protector.com.
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Badware Protector Automatic Removal Instructions
Badware Protector Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Badware Protector manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Badware Protector will be removed completely. So read the Badware Protector removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Badware Protector Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Badware Protector if found.
- To stop Badware Protector processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these Badware Protector processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To unregister Badware Protector registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these Badware Protector registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove Badware Protector Directories.
To find Badware Protector directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following Badware Protector directories:
C:\Program Files\Badware Protector
Right-click on the Badware Protector folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder Badware Protector and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting Badware Protector could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove Badware Protector icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Badware Protector manual removal instructions!
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Badware Protector will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.