Do you know what System Protection 2012 is?
It has become increasingly more and more difficult for users to distinguish between genuine and fake security tools like System Protection 2012. This malicious rogue, which derives from the same family of rogues as System Security 2011, was never designed to be of any use to a PC, but instead only to act as a vehicle with which unscrupulous cyber criminals will rip unsuspecting PC owners off. When all is said and done System Protection 2012 does not have the ability to detect or remove any type of threat from the system.
System Protection 2012 makes use of various established forms of infection. These range from using bogus online malware scanners and seditious browser hijacking websites as a part of its online marketing campaign. It will not alert the user to its presence on the system until such time that the threat will start its attack against the system.
The rogue will edit registry entries so as to be able to launch each time the user logs on to Windows. It will then initiate a fake security scan which will ultimately inform the user that his PC is under attack, and the only way to stave off these attacks will be to pay for a System Protection 2012 license.
As a further attack against the system, System Protection 2012 will spam the user with the following fake security alerts in the form of popup messages:
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Users are warned never to believe anything System Protection 2012 has to say. It will be the instigator of numerous annoying and distressing symptoms, such as blocked Internet connections and hidden system folders. In order to limit the damage this rogue will cause to your PC destroy System Protection 2012 with the help of a powerful security tool.
In non techie terms:
System Protection 2012 is a worthless and fake security tool. Get rid of System Protection 2012 and restore your PC’s security and privacy.