Do you know what System Protector is?
System Protector is not what you probably think it is. System Protector is not a protector of your system, it is a fake anti-spyware program. System Protector facilitates many illicit tactics to get you to waste your money on a full version of System Protector.
System Protector may be installed on your computer through a Trojan such as Zlob or sometimes downloaded from a malicious site. Once System Protector is installed it could start alerting you through annoying popups of fake infections. System Protector cannot be trusted for anything.
In non-techie terms:
If you have System Protector then you must be very carful not to fall for its vicious tactics. Never under any circumstances purchase System Protector. Remove it now.
Aliases: System Protector, SystemProtector, System-Protector.
System Protector Automatic Removal Instructions
System Protector Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. System Protector manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that System Protector will be removed completely. So read the System 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 System Protector Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall System Protector if found.
- To stop System 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 System Protector processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister System Protector DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these System Protector DLLs:
To locate the System Protector DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type System Protector and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the System Protector DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister System 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 System 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 System Protector Directories.
To find System Protector directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following System Protector directories:
C:\Program Files\System Protector
Right-click on the System Protector folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder System Protector and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting System Protector could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove System Protector icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the System Protector manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your System Protector 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 System Protector will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.