Data Protection

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 9
First Seen: June 3, 2010
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Data Protection is a fake anti-spyware program. Data Protection propagates via Trojans and other computer malware. On infiltrating a system, Data Protection will create a start-up registry entry and attempt to disable any legitimate security applications running on the infected system. Then Data Protection will generate fake scan reports, security alerts and pop-up warnings. Users should not believe any of the security notifications displayed by Data Protection because they are all part of a scam to scare users into purchasing its non-existent full version

Data Protection comes from the notorious FakeCog (CoreGuard) family that has many members, all of them clones of Data Protection. Data Protection clones include PC Protection Center 2008, Protection System, CoreGuard Antivirus 2009, Paladin Antivirus, Dr.Guard, User Protection, Your Protection, Digital Protection, Protection Center, Defense Center, AnVi, PC Protection Center, Virus.DOS.RogueAntiSpyware, Fraud.Defense Center, Malware Protection Center, Adware.PCProtectionCenter.


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Sophos Mal/TDSSPack-Q
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ENE
Microsoft Trojan:Win32/FakeCog
McAfee Generic FakeAlert.b
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Tdss.becv
eSafe Win32.GenHeur.Krypt
DrWeb Trojan.Fakealert.15575
Comodo Heur.Suspicious
BitDefender Trojan.TDss.AED
AVG Cryptic.VV
Avast Win32:Jifas-FQ
Authentium W32/Alureon.U.gen!Eldorado
AhnLab-V3 Trojan/Win32.FakeAV
Sunbelt Packed.Win32.Tdss.q (v)
Sophos Sus/UnkPack-C

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Data Protection

File System Details

Data Protection may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. datprot.exe 267e73197ecf93694426e9108d7160d7 9
2. dathook.dll 44609801a258ec6f3e84e7e3df882414 0


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