Threat Database Rogue Anti-Spyware Program PC Protection Center 2008

PC Protection Center 2008

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 39
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: April 30, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PC Protection Center 2008 Image

PC Protection Center 2008 or PCProtectionCenter 2008, is a rogue anti-spyware program and family of Power Antivirus 2009, XP Antivirus and Antivirus2009. PC Protection Center 2008 may install in the user's computer system through a Trojan Zlob found on a fake video codec download. Once Zlob is installed, it will issue fake popups and alert messages informing the user about imaginary spyware infections.

PC Protection Center 2008 trial version may also launch its fake system scanner and emulate a computer scan. After the scan is completed, PC Protection Center 2008 trial version is able to generate a list of fake infections as a result. These mechanisms are used by PC Protection Center 2008's creators to trick the user into downloading PC Protection Center 2008's full version. PC Protection Center 2008's messages and scan results will try to push the user into clicking on their links. Once the user click on any of the links provided, he/she will be redirected to PC Protection Center 2008's website or other malicious websites to purchase rogue PC Protection Center 2008's full version.


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Sunbelt Packed.Win32.Tdss.q (v)
Sophos Mal/FakeAV-CS
Panda Suspicious file
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ESD
McAfee Generic FakeAlert.b
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.FakeCog
eTrust-Vet Win32/Alureon.BDY
BitDefender Gen:Heur.Krypt.9
a-squared Trojan.Win32.FakeCog!IK
Sunbelt PCProtectionCenter2008
Sophos Mal/FakeAle-F
Panda Trj/Downloader.MDW
Microsoft Trojan:Win32/Yektel.A
McAfee-GW-Edition Trojan.BHO.arb
McAfee Generic

SpyHunter Detects & Remove PC Protection Center 2008

File System Details

PC Protection Center 2008 may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. pcprotectioncenter2008installer.exe 8319ab6c214919017c22a15406188dbd 10
2. vbzlib2.dll 5f1c537db726ddd3f78c5df05d657bc9 4
3. PcProtection.exe 6f645b7f1769ccb2dd897c5803dbe054 2
4. winsrc.dll a287513dbc766fa0818e10d535bb043c 0
5. getsn32.dll c615f7463831108c87f3a70b7bafa782 0
6. getsn32.dll 5e1d7b4c599d879fdb4ad5e1a5c05c77 0
7. getsn32.dll 0101f5de4492e1ce5d740b15d99df60a 0
8. cntprot.exe 9016a202fca7ad680e83eed824b790d4 0


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