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I wrote this article to help you remove PCProtect Virus. This PCProtect Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

PCProtect poses as an anti-malware program which is there to help you protect your machine. Unfortunately, this is not true. This tool is malicious and its goal is not even close to keeping your PC safe. You are stuck with a virus which falls under the umbrella of potentially unwanted programs. Yes, PCProtect is a deceptive pest and it brings along nothing but trouble. Do not believe its lies even for a second. It attempts to scam you and if you are not vigilant it will succeed.

Do yourself a favor and get rid of this parasite as soon as you realize it is on board. If you don’t, your situation will worsen really fast. Be smart. Don’t fall into the PCProtect`s trap. A program which was developed by crooks is never to be trusted. You know what hackers` intentions are, don’t you? They want your money, of course. That’s why PCProtect was developed in the first place. Don’t let yourself be fooled. Find where the lying pest is lurking and delete it on the spot. The sooner you get rid of it, the better for both you and your system. Do not procrastinate. Delays lead to regrets.

PCProtect is trying to convince you that you need its full version. We are not surprised as the full version does not come for free. You have to pay. This is the scam you are involved it. The PUP will keep on displaying fake warning messages, alerts and all kinds of deceptive pop-ups to trick you into believing that your machine is infected with some very dangerous piece of malware. Luckily, it is not. The only infection you need to worry about is the PCProtect PUP. Other than that your PC is fine. The parasite only shows you these messages in order to scare you. If you panic, you will be more willing to do what hackers suggest.

Remove PCProtect Virus
The PCProtect Virus

Once again: do not trust this program and do not purchase its full version. The hackers behind it only want to steal your money. Do not be gullible. What you must do is tackle this infection on the spot. Luckily, we can help you with that. Our detailed removal guide below is completely free of charge and easy to follow. Use it to help you solve your problem manually. Or, if you prefer, you can download a real anti-malware program to do the job for you. Whichever you choose, act fact. The more time the PUP spends on board, the more problems it causes.

How did you get infected with this lying parasite? PCProtect has an official website which even looks legitimate enough so it is possible that you have downloaded it on purpose. However, the pest is also distributed via the usual deceptive techniques. Be on the alert all the time. For starters, avoid visiting shady pages and download your software from legitimate sources only. If it says, “Publisher Unknown” you better abort the installation.

Also, be careful while installing programs. Always opt for the Custom settings as the pest may be bundled with other apps and if you don’t spot it on time, it will enter your machine automatically. The key to your safety is your vigilance. If you are careless and inattentive, you are practically opening the doors of your PC to malware. You are helping crooks. Think about it and do your best to change these habits in the future. Otherwise, you will have to deal with infections non-stop.

PCProtect Virus Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove PCProtect Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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