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Malware Protection Live Removal

NameMalware Protection Live
TypeRogue Antivirus Software
Short DescriptionThe program may look like malware protection but it is just a process with a message running in Windows Tray.
SymptomsThe user may experience PC slowdowns
Distribution MethodBundling. Website redirect. Redirect by clicking on an online ad.
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Malware Protection Live

malware-protection-liveMalware Protection Live is a very suspicious application that pretends to protect your from malware and to feature a live shield. However, the downside is that this malicious application may collect information from your computer to display different content. A lot of security experts strongly advise against installing this software on your computer, since it may be a potential hazard for it. It is reported to run an exe file that does absolutely nothing but display a message that is difficult to close out from your computer.

Malware Protection Live – How Did I Get It?

Numerous ways exist by which this software may be situated on user systems. One of them is by opening a suspicious link. This could happen if users click on banners of suspicious sites or advertised posts on social media. More to it than that, there are particular viruses that take over social media profiles and post on their behalf. Some of those viruses may contain this application.

Another way to get it unknowingly is by downloading this application from a site you have been redirected to, thinking it is a Java or Flash Player Update. Also, you may get it if you install freeware applications that have the program included as ‘free extra’. To avoid all of those, make sure you visit and download software from only trusted websites that do not show suspicious ads and do not combine unwanted programs in installers.

More about Malware Protection Live

Once on your computer, this particular program situates the following executable:



This .exe may run on system tray as a tick icon, saying the following message:


More to it than that, the client did not have the option to be closed in a conventional way. This is where we decided to close it out via the Task Manager. There we discovered that even though it was a simple window with two hotlinks, the process took around 9,000 K of system memory, which is the same as having an anti-malware program on your computer.

As far as we are concerned, this process may collect all types of user information from the network, including browsing history, online clicks, keystroke entries and others. And more to it than that it may share it with other parties since it is clearly mentioned in the privacy policy on their site:

malware-protection-live-personal information

Such potentially unwanted applications that are useless for the user are considered unsafe. But most antivirus programs detect them as a low-level threat, and this is why people should use advanced malware protection programs. They feature in their definitions an active shield protecting the user not only from malware but also from unwanted programs entering unnoticed on the computer.

Removing Malware Protection Live From Your PC

If you seek to uninstall this unwanted program manually, keep in mind that there may be some files left on your computer after manual uninstall. To completely remove you need to follow the step-by-step manual for removal below. It is also recommended to download an anti-malware program with updated virus definitions. This will make sure you remove all the dangerous files on your computer with the click of a button and protect you from any future intrusions.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Malware Protection Live in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Malware Protection Live.

    Step 2: Remove Malware Protection Live automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Malware Protection Live associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Malware Protection Live threat: Manual removal of Malware Protection Live requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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