Digital Protection Does Not Protect – It Infects
What Does Digital Protection Do to Your PC?
Digital Protection enters your system via Trojans camouflaged like legitimate Windows infection alerts. Once in your system, it will disable or even damage your anti-virus applications such as Avast!, Agnitum Outpost Security Suite, AntiVir, AVG8, Avira AntiVir, F-Secure, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, NOT32 and Norton Internet Security currently on your PC. Every time your PC reboots, the fake program will simulate system scans, and will start displaying alerts stating that your PC is infected with viruses that are not, in fact, present in your system.
A typical message states that you have been infected by the bogus virus “PORN.perversion.RIO.” Other messages Digital Protection generates look like they come from the Windows Security Center. The rogue anti-virus program is capable of preventing other programs from running, displaying alerts that they have been infected too.
Here are some examples of Digital Protection’s messages:
Unauthorized person tries to steal your passwords and private information. Click on the message to prevent identity theft.
→A security threat detected on your computer! This malicious program may steal your private data. Click on the message to ensure the protection of your computer.
→There is unauthorized anti-virus software detected on your computer. It is recommended you to remove it, otherwise it could conflict with Digital Protection. Press ‘OK’ to remove.
and more. The rogue program can also redirect your browser should you attempt to access the Web. It will also block the access to websites offering malware removal and support.
The purpose behind Digital Protect is to scare you into purchasing its full version that promises to perform a full system scan, and take care of your system’s virus infections. Once you complete the payment, however, nothing happens because Digital Protection has no real capability of detecting and removing viruses – especially if those viruses have never been there on the first place.
How to Remove Digital Protection
It is clear by now that Digital Protection is not a legitimate anti-malware program – it fabricates fake security messages, blocks your real anti-malware tools and tricks you into paying for a non-existent “full version.” Thus, its removal is a must.
You can remove Digital Protection simply by following the steps below.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Digital Protection from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Digital Protection from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Digital Protection from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Digital Protection from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Digital Protection from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Digital Protection from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Digital Protection from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Digital Protection from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Digital Protection
Step 2: Uninstall Digital Protection and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Digital Protection on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Digital Protection there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Digital Protection from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Digital Protection and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Digital Protection via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Digital Protection files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Digital Protection, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Digital Protection from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Digital Protection from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Digital Protection from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Digital Protection from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Digital Protection will be removed.
Eliminate Digital Protection from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.