Protection System

Protection System Description

ScreenshotProtection System is a rogue anti-spyware application originating from the FakeCog (CoreGuard) family, the same family ofCoreGuard Antivirus 2009 fake spyware remover. Protection System infiltrates the computer via security vulnerabilities and backdoors provided by affiliated trojans. Once active, Protection System is configured to start automatically, prompting the user to run a fake online scan. When this scan is complete, fabricated infection reports are displayed, usually intimidating the user into purchasing the rogue spyware remover Protection System.

Protection System has various clones among its family members that include PC Protection Center 2008, CoreGuard Antivirus 2009, 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, Malware Protection Center.

Aliases: TROJ_FAKECOG.X [TrendMicro], Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [Sunbelt], Mal/TDSSPack-A [Sophos], High Risk Cloaked Malware, Trj/CI.A [Panda], Trojan/W32.TDSS.44032.DR, TDSS.AA, Trojan:Win32/FakeCog [Microsoft], Heuristic.LooksLike.Trojan.FakeCog.B [McAfee-GW-Edition], Generic FakeAlert!cp [McAfee], Packed.Win32.Tdss [Ikarus], W32/Tdss.Y [Fortinet], Packed.Win32.TDSS.y [F-Secure], Win32/Alureon.AIW [eTrust-Vet] and Suspicious File [eSafe].

Technical Information

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File System Details

Protection System creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 firewall.dll 49,152 bb567208b4a3429cc64dc26d0339a95e
2 coreext.dll 44,032 1a734c8ed2c02fb06cf4dcf918cf7c0a
3 psystem.exe 1,568,768 d9f2b005920d56abe854aa54a23bc0d6
4 psystem[1].exe 2,514,944 a75dc448bcb618c50c8ad76701228ee4
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Tip: We recommend blocking the domain names as well as the IP addresses associated with them.

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