Data Protection

Data Protection Description

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, CoreGuard Antivirus 2009, Protection System, Adware.PCProtectionCenter, 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.

Aliases: Mal/TDSSPack-Q [Sophos], Medium Risk Malware, W32/FakeAV.AM!genr, a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ENE [NOD32], Trojan:Win32/FakeCog [Microsoft], Generic FakeAlert.b [McAfee], Trojan.Win32.Tdss.becv [Kaspersky], Win32.GenHeur.Krypt [eSafe], Trojan.Fakealert.15575 [DrWeb], Heur.Suspicious [Comodo], Trojan.TDss.AED [BitDefender], Cryptic.VV [AVG], Win32:Jifas-FQ [Avast], W32/Alureon.U.gen!Eldorado [Authentium] and Trojan/Win32.FakeAV [AhnLab-V3].

Technical Information

File System Details

Data Protection creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES%\Data Protection\datprot.exe 1,677,312 267e73197ecf93694426e9108d7160d7 9
2 dathook.dll 22,016 44609801a258ec6f3e84e7e3df882414 0

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