Despite its name, Malware Protection is nowhere near any kind of protection for your computer. Malware Protection is a new fake-antivirus that infects your computer, shows fake reports of viruses found on your system and tricks you into paying for activating it. This is a bogus software, whatever it says is false. Do not get tricked by the various popups and reports it throws on you. This is a malicious software and should be removed from system as soon as possible. Fortunately, there is a simple way using which you can get rid of ‘Malware Protection’ from your system. Here is how :
- Restart your computer in the Safe Mode with Networking. To do so, power on your computer and keep hitting F8 key until you see the Windows Advanced Options Menu. Use the up-down arrows keys on your keyboard to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
If your computer can only boot in the Normal mode and not in the Safe mode, then download winsafeboot.zip. Extract the contents to a folder and run the REG file corresponding to your Windows version. Click Yes when asked and restart your computer.
- After booting into the Safe Mode with Networking, open your browser and download Malwarebyte’s Anti-Malware from mbam-setup.exe. Run the setup and install Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your computer. Choose to update and launch when asked. The update would take some time in downloading the latest malware database from the MBAM servers.
- After the update is complete, the main window of the MBAM would open. Choose Perform quick scan and click on the Scan button as shown.
- The scan would run for some time. After the scan is complete you would see the ‘Malware Protection’ infected items in the detected malware list. MBAM detects it as Trojan.FakeAlert. The entries would be pre-selected for removal. Click on the Remove Selected to start the removal process.
- You would be asked to restart your computer for complete removal. Click on the Yes button to restart your computer.
This time start the computer in the Normal mode (just do not hit any F8 key). Upon restart the ‘Malware Protection’ malware should be gone. You should also perform a complete scan using the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and ESET Online Scanner to get rid of any other malware possibly infesting your computer.