System Progressive Protection

System Progressive Protection Description

System Progressive Protection Image 1The WinWeb Security family of rogue security software is quite large and features numerous fake security programs that carry out what is essentially the same scam. System Progressive Protection is one of the many fake security applications that belong to this extensive family of malware. Like most rogue security programs, System Progressive Protection, like other members of the WinWeb Security family of malware is designed to trick inexperienced computer users into buying a useless, fake anti-virus, spending money on a program that has absolutely no anti-malware capabilities. If your computer is displaying alerts and error messages coming from System Progressive Protection, then ESG security researchers strongly advise ignoring these fake warnings and using a reliable anti-malware program to remove System Progressive Protection and any of its associated components from your computer completely. Failure to do so can result in additional malware infecting your computer as well as severe stability and performance problems on the infected computer.

Basically, System Progressive Protection is designed to convince computer users to spend money on a fake upgrade for this already useless application. To do this, System Progressive Protection will pretend that the victim's computer has been invaded with a variety of viruses and Trojans. This fake security program harasses the victim with numerous fake error messages and alarming system pop-up notifications, all meant to make inexperienced computer users panic into paying for this useless 'full version' of System Progressive Protection.

System Progressive Protection will typically spread in three ways:

  • Criminals can set up websites that use exploit kits such as the infamous Black Hole Exploit Kit, to attack the computers of visitors automatically. These websites simultaneously exploit various known vulnerabilities in order to install System Progressive Protection and other malware on the victim's computer. Other websites can be hacked so that they will direct visitors to these kinds of malicious web pages.
  • System Progressive Protection can also be installed on your machine by a fake, malicious advertisement for a 'free online malware scan.' These kinds of advertisements exploit vulnerabilities in Java or Flash in order to sneak System Progressive Protection and other malware on the victim's computer. Even if the direct attack doesn't work, these fake online malware scanners will often claim that the victim's computer is infected with malware and recommend that the victim download and install System Progressive Protection directly.
  • System Progressive Protection will also be disguised as other benign software and placed on unsafe websites such as third-party downloading websites and file sharing networks. Common ways to disguise System Progressive Protection is as a fake media player or video codec.

There are many clones of System Progressive Protection on the WinWeb Security family. Clones of System Progressive Protection include System Security, Total Security, Antivirus Security, Total Security 2009, Security Tool, Trojan.RogueAV.a.gen, System Adware Scanner 2010, FakeAlert-KW.e, Advanced Security Tool 2010, System Tool 2011, Security Shield, MS Removal Tool, Antivirus Center, Antivirus Center, Essential Cleaner, Security Shield Pro 2011, Personal Shield Pro, Security Shield 2011, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Security Sphere 2012.

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Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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File System Details

System Progressive Protection creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
2 %Desktopdir%\System Progressive Protection.lnk
5 %Programs%\System Progressive Protection\System Progressive Protection.lnk
6 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\E81D9A99EB23481A0012E81D87C49034\E81D9A99EB23481A0012E81D87C49034.exe 522,752 9c436269f996b0d30abc079baa6236b9
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Registry Details

System Progressive Protection creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Progressive Protection
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Progressive Protection
System Progressive Protection
File name without path
System Progressive Protection.lnk
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection\DisplayName System Progressive Protection
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection\UninstallString “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection

More Details on System Progressive Protection

The following messages associated with System Progressive Protection were found:
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.
Click here to remove it immediately with System Progressive Protection.
System Progressive Protection Firewall Alert
This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.
Click here to remove it immediately with System Progressive Protection.
System Progressive Protection Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Application cannot be executed. The file GoogleUpdate.exe infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
Warning! The site you are trying to visit may harm your computer.
Your security setting level puts your computer at risk!
Activate System Progressive Protection and enable safe web surfing (recommended).
Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current state (not recommended).
Warning! The site you are trying visit may harm your computer!
Your security setting level puts your computer at risk!
Activate System Progressive Protection, and enable safe web surfing (recommended).
Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current stat (not recommended).
Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software...

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