Do you know what VirProtect is?
VirProtect is a rogue anti-spyware program that may display fake system alerts getting a user to purchase a full version of the program. Clicking on this system alert may redirect you to the www.virprotect.com website to download a rogue anti-spyware program. Do not under any circumstances download or purchase this program since it is not a legitimate spyware removal program. VirProtect may also be installed from Zlob.Trojan.
Do you get a system alert message like this?
System has detected a number of active spyware applications that may impact the performance of your computer. Click the icon to get rid of unwanted spyware by download and up-to-date antispyware solution.
In non-techie terms: www.virprotect.com may look like a real website and offer what seems to be legitimate spyware removal software but it is not. Many websites are set up for the sole purpose of misleading a user into purchasing a product that may cause harm to your system. It is always a good practice to check the credentials of a products website before purchase. VirProtect.com website may resemble the image below.
Type: Rogue Anti-spyware program
VirProtect .com WHOIS Information:
Registration Service Provided By: ESTDOMAINS INC
Domain Name: VIRPROTECT.COM
Robyn Turner (email@example.com)
Level 11 Toowong Tower
9 Sherwood Road
Creation Date: 23-Oct-2007
Expiration Date: 23-Oct-2008
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