Do you know what Windows Protection Tool is?
Do you think that Windows Protection Tool is a malware removal tool which can help you delete operating system attacking infections? STOP right there. This is what schemers who have developed the application want you to think! In reality, this program is a fictitious, useless and incredibly misleading rogue anti-spyware which cannot provide any authentic or beneficial services. Even though the interface of this rogue suggests that it is a regular computer application which can scan the computer, identify existing threats and help you remove them, these services are fictional. If you do not realize that you need to delete Windows Protection Tool right away, you might start thinking that this infection is a program that truly can help you remove malware. If you click the Remove All or Activate Now buttons, you will be routed to the rogue’s purchase page. Make sure that you do not reveal your private information.
If you decide to purchase the full feature version of the fictitious malware remover Windows Protection Tool, you will be asked to disclose your full name, email, credit card number, CVC numbers and home address. The identical purchase page is linked to other previously reported rogue anti-spyware programs Windows Protection Booster and Windows AntiVirus Booster. All three of these threats belong to a vast family of fictitious security tools known as Rogue.VirusDoctor. Do you know why cyber criminals behind the rogues need you to reveal this information? First of all, it is needed to receive a payment for the activation of the bogus malware removal tool. Secondly, the disclosed information could be used to use your credit card in the future. We strongly recommend that you keep your sensitive information private, especially when dealing with unfamiliar and potentially malicious programs like Windows Protection Tool.
Manual Windows Protection Tool removal is extremely complicated because the infection has the ability to block executable files. This is meant to stop you from connecting to the web, terminating malignant processes or getting malicious files deleted. Nonetheless, this is exactly what you need to do. If you follow the instructions below, you will be able to install reliable automatic malware removal software. Do not feel intimidated by the presented steps because they are quite straightforward if you pay attention.
Delete Windows Protection Tool from Windows
- Restart the PC and start tapping F8 the moment BIOS loads up.
- Using arrow keys select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and tap Enter to confirm the selection.
- As the PC reboots, you will be presented with the C:\Windows\system32\ line in the command prompt.
- Enter cd.. and tap Enter to find the C:\Windows line and then type explorer.exe. Tap Enter again.
- This will allow you to open the Start menu from the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen.
- Click RUN/Search and enter %appdata% to access the Application Data folder.
- Locate svc-[random file name].exe, right-click this file and select Delete.
- Restart the PC in the Normal Mode, open the Start menu again and click RUN/Search again.
- This time type regedit and tap Enter to access the Registry Editor.
- Right-click Shell under HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon.
- Select Modify, find the Value box, type %WinDir%\Explorer.exe and click OK.
- Launch the browser and go to http://www.spyware-techie.com/download-sph .
- Follow the instructions to install a legitimate, automatic malware remover which will help you delete the rogue and other potentially existing computer threats.
0W000-000B0-00T00-E0021 is a special product license key. You can apply this in the area dedicated to the registered rogue’s users in order to trick its developers that you have purchased the product. If this helps you activate the malicious anti-spyware, the existing symptoms should be disabled, and there will be nothing else to stop you from installing automatic malware removal software. If you are experienced with manual removal, you will be able to delete the threat manually.
In non-techie terms:
Windows Protection Tool is a rogue anti-spyware which you should not trust to keep your operating system guarded against malware. The fake AV is malicious itself because it can enter your PC illegally and its services are completely fictitious. In order to install automatic Windows Protection Tool removal software you need to restart the PC in the Safe Mode with Command Prompt and follow the steps presented above. You can also try activating a special product license key to disable the existing symptoms after which you might be able to connect to the Internet and install anti-malware software yourself.
Aliases: WindowsProtectionTool Virus.