Spy Protector is a rogue security software, it is a false anti-spyware application that is generally installed in the user’s computer by dangerous trojans (such as Zlob and false video codecs), but it can also be installed manually by the victim.
Once your computer is infected with this parasite, it will immediately displays security warnings, alerts and system scans stating that your computer is heavily infected. These warnings are all false and are only displayed to make you think your computer is truly infected and that it is necessary to buy the full version of the software to remove the so-called infections.
Make sure to not fall in this scam, if your computer is infected with Spy Protector, it is recommended to remove it immediately and to scan your system with a real security software.
Symptoms of infection
- The process lsascs.exe is running in your system
- The process windll32.exe is running in your system
- Slow computer performance
- Repeated security warnings, alerts and system scans
- Web sites that suddenly are shown on your desktop
Malicious web sites and urls:
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spy-protector-pro.com av-onlinescan.com av-onlinescan.org webscannertools.com
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
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%AllUsers%\ApplicationData\lsascs.exe %AllUsers%\ApplicationData\Microsoft\windll32.exe %AllUsers%\ApplicationData\shellex.dll %AllUsers%\ApplicationData\SpyProtector\SC_Base_new.dat %AllUsers%\ApplicationData\SpyProtector\SC_Config.ini %AllUsers%\Desktop\Spy Protector.lnk %ProgramFiles%\Spy Protector\Purchase License.url %ProgramFiles%\Spy Protector\Spy Protector.lnk %ProgramFiles%\Spy Protector\Support Page.url C:\WINDOWS\system32\spyprotector.cpl
The program creates the following registry entries:
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HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Spy Protector HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Spy Protector HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SpyProtector HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\startpage\ hxxp://www.spy-protector-pro.com/securitypage
How to remove Spy Protector (manual removal) ?
- Kill the running process lsascs.exe
- Kill the running process windll32.exe
- Unregister all the Spy Protector DLLs
- Delete all the Spy Protector files
- Delete all the Spy Protector registry entries
How to remove Spy Protector (automatic removal) ?
- Download and Install NoVirusThanks Malware Remover
- Update the database
- Click the button Scan
- Delete infected files