Your computer is infected with malicious software? Do you have pop-ups on your PC?
If so, search this blog for removal instructions or browse computer threats by category.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Remove SearchProtection.exe Virus (Uninstall Guide)

Tell your friends:
Infected with SearchProtection.exe virus? Read on as we take a closer look at what it is, why it's dangerous, how it's distributed, and – crucially – how to remove it.

First of all, you should know that there are more than one malicious program that uses this process name and file to trick users into thinking that it's a genuine and safe program. However, some malicious programs are more dangerous than others. The least dangerous variant of SearchProtection.exe belongs to a PUP called Spigot. This PUP changes default home page and search engine. It may also display ads, sometimes very intrusive and even misleading. Surprisingly, it changes default search engine to which means they are somehow affiliated with the Yahoo company. If the suspicious SearchProtection.exe *32 file found on your computer causes the same problems then it's not that bad after all because it's just a PUP or adware at worst if you want. Unwanted changes and system modifications are usually restored rather easily. But as I said, there are more dangerous programs, mostly Trojans, that use the same file name. The best way to find out what type of malware is installed on your computer is by scanning your computer with anti-malware sofware.

Trojans are used for purely malicious purposes and will either damage your files, data and PC, or compromises its security. For the most part, SearchProtection.exe Trojan horses are spread via email but they also use instant messages or file-sharing tools to worm their way onto your hard drive. This is where the cunning part comes in, because the author of the Trojan needs to convince you to accept his so-called gift, and use it to wreak havoc upon your system. Just as the ancient Greeks did all those years ago.

There are a number of different SearchProtection.exe viruses; some are browser plug-ins that make you believe you're downloading a viewer that will let you view e-cards. This may then install software which will then bombard you with annoying pop-up adverts.

Pop-up ads are irritating but some Trojans can really be nasty. Take the ones that enable a third party to access your PC via the Internet. These open a portal on your system which they will then use to connect to your computer. This unscrupulous person can then view, modify and even delete your files. They may also log your keystrokes which enables them to monitor the websites you visit, and potentially steal your passwords.

To remove SearchProtection.exe virus and other malware, including rootkits, that may have been installed on your computer, please follow the removal guide below. If you have questions, leave a comment below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

SearchProtection.exe virus removal instructions:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer.

2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.

3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.