System Protector

System Protector Description

ScreenshotSystem Protector, or SystemProtector, is a rogue anti-spyware program designed to trick users into believing it's a legitimate anti-spyware program.

System Protector may be installed in the user's computer system by a Trojan, such as Zlob, through a rogue video codec download or the user may have downloaded it from a rogue website. Once Zlob is installed, the user will receive a large amount of fake notification messages stating that his/her computer is infested with spyware. In order to remove these threats, the user will be redirected to a fraudulent website to further purchase System Protector's full version. System Protector is also able to emulate a computer system scan. After System Protector's scanner is launched, the user will receive a list of spyware infections supposedly found in his/her computer system as a result.

System Protector may be configured to run on every Windows startup. System Protector may also cause computer system's performance to decrease.
Aliases: FraudTool.Spyprotector.BG [VirusBuster], Trojan.Fakealert.origin [DrWeb], UnclassifiedMalware [Comodo], FraudTool.Spyprotector.bg (Not a Virus) [CAT-QuickHeal], Fake_AntiSpyware.CFX [AVG], Win32:Malware-gen [Avast], W32/FakeAlert.CF.gen!Eldorado [Authentium], FraudTool/Win32.Spyprotector.gen [Antiy-AVL], TR/DisableTask.1943040.3 [AntiVir], Win-Trojan/Taskdisabler.1943040.D [AhnLab-V3], Trojan.Win32.FakePowav!IK [a-squared], Rogue:W32/AntiSpyware.AP [F-Secure], Misc/FakeAlert [Fortinet], not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.Spyprotector.bg [K7AntiVirus] and Adware.Spyprotector.R.1943040.F [ViRobot].

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  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Infection Statistics


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File System Details

System Protector creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 shellex.dll 159,744 32b18b7832ab674cb0f5ce64c808706c 90
2 sysprotector_install[1].exe 26,624 73
3 sysprotector_install[1].exe 40,960 b53da5469558504015005dd31dc2fb78 72
4 %ProgramFiles%\System Protector 70
5 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Protector 64
6 sysprotector_install_71174136[1].exe 26,624 f3550430259981ac278c00c920e24943 42

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One Comment

  • jamie says:

    These scams sucks! Thank you guys for saving me before I have bought this “protector” thing.

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