Do you know what OS Protection is?
OS Protection was found to be a rogue anti-spyware program possibly created by the same group of hackers who developed the Spyware Protect 2009 fake anti-spyware program. OS Protection or OSProtection claims to be the ideal security solution as explained on the osproteciton.com web site.
OS Protection and www.os-protection.com should not be trusted for any reason. Stay away from the OS Protection program and website so you will not risk paying for a worthless program that could potentially damage your computer.
In non-techie terms:
OS Protection, like other rogue anti-spyware programs, creates numerous popups or alert messages that attempt to get computer users to believe that they must clean off some type of spyware infection. To clean it off, users are persuaded to register OS Protection by purchasing a license which is an absolute waste of your time and money because OS Protection will not live up to its word or claims. Do not purchase OS Protection.
Aliases: OS Protection, OSProtection, www.os-protection.com.
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OS Protection Automatic Removal Instructions
OS Protection Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. OS Protection manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that OS Protection will be removed completely. So read the OS Protection 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 OS Protection Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall OS Protection if found.
- To stop OS Protection 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 OS Protection processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To unregister OS Protection 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 OS Protection 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 OS Protection Directories.
To find OS Protection directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following OS Protection directories:
C:\Program Files\OS Protection
Right-click on the OS Protection folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder OS Protection and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting OS Protection could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove OS Protection icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the OS Protection manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your OS Protection problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that OS Protection will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.