Malware Protector 2008

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 1
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: October 1, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Malware Protector 2008 Image

Malware Protector 2008, or MalwareProtector 2008, is a rogue application from the Trojan.Zlob family of infections. Trojan.Zlob is installed without the user's knowledge. Instead of getting a fake Microsoft system alert message, Trojan.Zlob has graduated to having a Malware screensaver that displays bugs that crawl all over the user's screen, as well as a message that reads: "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!". Malware Protector 2008 manages to run in the user's computer system background, and generates fake alert notifications stating that the computer has been infected. Malware Protector 2008 may also bring a toolbar attached (Nmwegbsf Toolbar) with icons named 'Remove Popups', 'Scan Spyware', 'Security Test' and 'Spam Protection'.

In addition, Malware Protector 2008 generates an interstitial page with the message:

"Reported Insecure Browsing: Navigation blocked.

Insecure Internet activity. Threat of virus attack

Due to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms and trojans without your knowledge, and that can lead to system slowdown, freezes and crashes. Also insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information. To get full advanced real-time protection for PC and Internet activity, install an antivirus and antispyware software. We recommend you to protect your PC now and continue safe Internet browsing. Click here to get full advanced real-time protection and continue browsing.

Continue to this website unprotected (not recommended)"

Trojan makers will use any means to advertise and promote the latest rogue anti-spyware programs. Do not let them hold your computer hostage or trick you into purchasing a program that may lead to further exposure to malware threats. Malware Protector 2008 scare tactics are an attempt to persuade the user into purchasing the full Malware Protector 2008 version of the program to remove the supposed threats. Malware Protector 2008 is the threat itself.


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Sophos Troj/FakeAV-U
Prevx1 Malicious Software
Panda Application/MalwareProtector2008
Microsoft Program:Win32/Malwareprotector
McAfee potentially unwanted program WinFixer
K7AntiVirus not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.MalwareProtector.a
Ikarus Generic.Win32.Malware.Malwareprotector
F-Secure FraudTool.Win32.MalwareProtector.a
eWido Not-A-Virus.PUP.MalwareProtector.a
ClamAV Trojan.FakeAV.Winifixer
BitDefender Application.Generic.10375
Avast Win32:Adware-gen
AntiVir SPR/Fake.MalProtect
TrendMicro Mal_Nucrp11
Sunbelt MalwareProtector2008

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Malware Protector 2008

Malware Protector 2008 Video

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File System Details

Malware Protector 2008 may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. shcas8j0ec0t.exe f3a85f9c80101de37bc514cc3471f96c 0
2. shcl7cj0ea59Skin.dll 9066250e926d9aefa8eac36821f9da0c 0
3. shcl7cj0ea59.exe c2a7adb6e2cca2ef0a47fcf632de4f8b 0


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