Although this program has all the bells and whistles of a security application, PCsProtector will do nothing in the way of keeping you secure. PCsProtector comes from the Winisoft family of rogue applications and from pop-ups to security warnings, this junkware will tell you anything to try to dupe you into buying their product. Doing so will only lead to a loss from your bank account and added frustration.
PCsProtector’s warnings can look extremely authentic and alarming but do not be fooled. You will not be protected from anything. In fact, the irony is that PCsProtector will detect the same Trojan files that actually installed this fakeware in the first place! Here is a sample of the fake alert you will receive:
Your computer is infected with spyware. It could damage your critical files or expose your private data on the Internet. Click here to register your copy of PcsProtector and remove spyware threats from your PC.
One surefire way to become infected with PCsProtector is by installing video codecs from suspicious websites. Avoiding this will save you a lot of headaches. You can also find PCsProtector on fraudulent websites that are hawking similar malware.
Type: Rogue Security Application
Related file contents:
main_config.xml, PcsProtector.exe, Uninstall.exe, 10566viruz2809.dll, 10652not-a-virus69z.cpl, 1092sp5wzre1923.bin, 10501not-a-vizus359.dll, 105259orz1d2.dll, 1058ztroj95e.cpl, PcsProtector.lnk, 1 PcsProtector.lnk, 2 Homepage.lnk, 3 Uninstall.lnk
Manual Removal Instructions:
Manual removal can be quite time consuming and labor intensive. Usually only those familiar with the process should attempt manual removal. If you are familiar and knowledgeable about this program, PCsProtector then proceed with the following:
Delete the following processes thoroughly:
PcsProtector.exe uninstall.exe %WINDOWS%\\System32\\.exe
Followed by deleting these registry values:
Then unregister the following DLLs:
You will now need to delete the following files:
c:\Program Files\PcsProtector Software
c:\Program Files\PcsProtector Software\PcsProtector
c:\Program Files\PcsProtector Software\PcsProtector\main_config.xml
c:\Program Files\PcsProtector Software\PcsProtector\PcsProtector.exe
c:\Program Files\PcsProtector Software\PcsProtector\uninstall.exe
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\PcsProtector.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PcsProtector
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PcsProtector\1 PcsProtector.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PcsProtector\2 Homepage.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PcsProtector\3 Uninstall.lnk
If you are able to successfully manually remove this pest, congratulations! However, to ensure continued protection, you may want to invest in a reputable anti-spyware program like SpyZooka. SpyZooka offers ongoing protection against spyware and will address any recurring issues and keep you secure from acquiring new ones. With SpyZooka and its 100% guarantee, you can feel safe knowing that your computer will be spyware-free from now on.