Description of Protection Center consequences of its residing on your PC

Protection Center (ProtectionCenter) has come from the family of such renowned annoying and misleading applications as MalwareDefense, YourProtection and PaladinAntivirus. It is a precise copy of YourProtection and PaladinAntivirus in terms of appearance and, just like the above forerunners, is supported by rootkit. The name of the rootkit that prevents Protection Center removal is commonly known as Pragma TDSS rootkit. Pragma TDSS rootkit is a part of Protection Center installation. It may be missed in case of concealed upload of the rogue by trojan, since in such a case the priority is to break through system protection.
Get rid of Protection Center and remove Pragma TDSS rootkit, if applicable, as the adware and rootkit constitute annoying and misleading pair of rogues affecting your computer system and annoying its users. Click here for the beginning of Protection Center removal using invulnerable to Pragma TDSS rootkit spyware remover.



Protection Center Technical Details

  • Full name: Protection Center, ProtectionCenter, Protection-Center
  • Version: 2010
  • Type: Malware
  • Origin: Russian Federation

Signs of being infected with Protection Center:

Protection Center shows numerous alerts informing users of computer issues. The headings usually include exclamation marks and alerting words like “Danger”, “Warning”. The alerts may precede scan window of the adware and inform of the following activities or items: attempts of stealing password; Email-Worm.Bat activities; detection of harmful viruses and network intrusion.
Remove Protection Center and do not bother yourself to consider the notification and scan results of the adware. Quite in contrary, you rather need to take urgent actions to remove Pragma TDSS rootkit and to get rid of Protection Center badware due to the reasons explained in the first section of the Protection Center review.
Click here to perform free scan of your working station to detect and remove Protection Center and any related parasites like Pragma TDSS rootkit.

Automatic Removal of Protection Center from your PC:

Single Protection Center removal is very unlikely to satisfy you as there is another threat, Pragma TDSS rootkit, to remove. Moreover, there are likely to be threats in addition to Protection Center and the above rootkit.
In order to get rid of Protection Center and Pragma TDSS, as well as any other counterfeits and viruses, follow the link below.

Protection Center Removal Tool

Manual Removal of Protection Center:

Please follow the below security precaution to get rid of Protection Center trickery without risk of legit apps and OS corruption and interruption of Protection Center removal: reboot in Safe Mode with Networking, disable Internet connections and ensure no applications are on while Protection Center removal is in progress.

Remove Protection Center files and dll’s:

c:\Program Files\Protection Center\about.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\activate.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\buy.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cnt.db
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntext.dll
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cnthook.dll
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\help.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\scan.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\settings.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\splash.mp3
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\Uninstall.exe
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\update.ico
c:\Program Files\Protection Center\virus.mp3
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Protection Center.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Protection Center Support.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Protection Center.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\About.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Activate.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Buy.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Protection Center Support.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Protection Center.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Scan.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Settings.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Protection Center\Update.lnk

Unregister Protection Center registry values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Malware Defense
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Paladin Antivirus
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SimpleShlExt
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Malware Defense
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Protection Center
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Paladin Antivirus
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Protection Center
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = “1”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Protection Center”

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