Protect-ware.net

Protect-ware.net Description

Protect-ware.net (aka Protect-ware.com) is a rogue website related to a fake antivirus program. Protect-ware.net will redirect the browser to a fake system scanner which produces bogus results claiming the system is infected with malware. Protect-ware.net will then try and sell you a rogue antivirus program to get rid of the so-called threats. Do not fall for this scam and do not click on anything this rogue site produces, instead remove it with a updated antivirus program immediately.

Technical Information

File System Details

Protect-ware.net creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\\[random string]tssd.exe N/A
2 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random string]\ N/A

Registry Details

Protect-ware.net creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = ".exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyEnable" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = "no"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "RunInvalidSignatures" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"