Protection System

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Protection 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, 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, Adware.PCProtectionCenter.


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Sunbelt Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Sophos Mal/TDSSPack-A
Panda Trj/CI.A
Microsoft Trojan:Win32/FakeCog
McAfee-GW-Edition Heuristic.LooksLike.Trojan.FakeCog.B
McAfee Generic FakeAlert!cp
Ikarus Packed.Win32.Tdss
Fortinet W32/Tdss.Y
F-Secure Packed.Win32.TDSS.y
eTrust-Vet Win32/Alureon.AIW
eSafe Suspicious File
DrWeb Trojan.Fakealert.4594
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.TDSS.y
BitDefender Trojan.Generic.2520982

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Protection System

File System Details

Protection System may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. coreext.dll 8c3693189cdb7c6e01f2cab068579d76 0
2. firewall.dll bb567208b4a3429cc64dc26d0339a95e 0
3. psystem.exe 5604e9e2f69110caaeda44a22916f741 0
4. psystem.exe d9f2b005920d56abe854aa54a23bc0d6 0
5. psystem.exe 180a93e777521710895083a0a22205b6 0
6. psystem[1].exe a75dc448bcb618c50c8ad76701228ee4 0
7. psystem.exe efb0890aa991793c26579a3c46e95fcb 0


Protection System may call the following URLs:

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