Malware Protection Center Description
Despite its name and appearance, Malware Protection Center will not protect your PC from malware. In fact, Malware Protection Center is a kind of malware infection itself, known as a rogue antispyware program. These kinds of malware infections pretend to be legitimate security applications but are actually designed to wreak havoc on the victim's computer system. They do this in order to force their victims to purchase a useless registration code for a 'full version' of Malware Protection Center. However, ESG security researchers have found that Malware Protection Center has absolutely no anti-malware capabilities. This fake anti-spyware application merely limits itself to displaying alarming messages and fake system scans that can fool inexperienced computer users. If you have installed Malware Protection Center on your computer system, it is extremely important that you remove Malware Protection Center as soon you have a chance. Failing to do it will almost certainly result in additional malware entering your computer system. Another reason to remove Malware Protection Center immediately is the fact that an infected computer will be severely affected as long as Malware Protection Center resides on its hard drive.
Malware Protection Center, a member of the FakeCog (CoreGuard) family has numerous clones. Among its clones are PC Protection Center 2008, CoreGuard Antivirus 2009, Protection System, Adware.PCProtectionCenter, Paladin Antivirus, Dr.Guard, User Protection, Your Protection, Digital Protection, Data Protection, Protection Center, Defense Center, AnVi, PC Protection Center, Virus.DOS.RogueAntiSpyware, Fraud.Defense Center.
Symptoms of a Malware Protection Center Infection
Malware Protection Center has several ways in which it attempts to convince its victim that Malware Protection Center has detected malware on the victim's computer – supposedly, threats that only Malware Protection Center can remove. The main tactic that Malware Protection Center uses is to display constant fake error messages and security alerts, claiming that there is malware on the victim's computer system. Malware Protection Center will also run a fake system scan claiming that a severe malware infection is present. However, the supposed scan is just for show. Malware Protection Center lies to its victims in order to sell them its useless security program. Other ways in which Malware Protection Center attempts to scam its victims include using logos and a design that closely match real security applications, such as Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender, and causing problems on the victim's computer that may convince the victim of a possible malware infection. Some problems that Malware Protection Center causes on the victim's computer system may include severely decreasing the infected system's performance and stability, blocking access to certain files and to the Internet and setting the victim's files' status to 'hidden' (making them disappear from view).
Screenshots & Other Imagery
Malware Protection Center Video
File System Details
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|3||%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe||N/A|
|4||%AppData%\Malware Protection Center\ScanDisk_.exe||N/A|
|5||%Desktop%\Malware Protection Center.lnk||N/A|
|6||%StartMenu%\Malware Protection Center.lnk||N/A|
|7||%AppData%\Malware Protection Center\Instructions.ini||N/A|
|8||%Programs%\Malware Protection Center.lnk||N/A|
|9||%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].cfg||N/A|
|10||%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Malware Protection Center.lnk||N/A|
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This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your computer. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.