Vprotect is a legitimate application, part of which is the vprot.exe process that belongs to the AVG Security Toolbar, AVG Nation toolbar, and AVG SafeGuard toolbar. In case you have installed AVG software on your computer, there is nothing to be concerned about.
However, malware researchers have detected a rogue software program with the same name – Vprotect that has been promoted as a legitimate anti-spyware tool. In case you are not using the AVG software, you are advised to eliminate the vprot.exe process and delete Vprotect from your computer.
How Does Vprotect Operate?
Once installed, Vprotect initiates a system scan and reports a number of issues supposedly detected on the compromised machine. To make the scan results more believable, the rogue program may inform you about existing threats like:
Such scare tactics are typically used to convince the users that they need to purchase the full version of the program. Experts warn that buying the promoted product will not resolve any of the detected issues, for one very simple reason – none of them are real.
Reportedly, Vprotect does not have a virus database, so the rogue is, in fact, incapable of detecting or removing any viruses from the affected PC.
Purchasing the full version of Vprotect may expose your sensitive data to cyber criminals or lead to actual malware infiltration.
How Is Vprotect Distributed?
Vprotect and similar rogue anti-virus programs tend to sneak in the targeted system unnoticed. Usually, they are disguised as attachments to spam email messages or enter the system in a freeware bundle. Users are advised to avoid opening suspicious emails, clicking on alerts promoting Java or Media Player updates, and select their download sources carefully.
How to Remove Vprotect from Your Computer?
Malware experts recommend using a competent anti-spyware solution to remove Vprotect rogue anti-virus program from your computer. The manual below will help you delete Vprotect permanently.
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