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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Virus Protector?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Virus Protector is a fake anti-malware application. These so-called "rogues" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have been compromised. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these threats. In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue. You are strongly advised to follow our removal instructions below.

How do I know if I am infected with Virus Protector?

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:

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You will find this icon in your taskbar:

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And see these warnings:

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How did Virus Protector get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was installed by a trojan.

How do I remove Virus Protector?

Our program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:

    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Reboot your computer if prompted.
  • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. The rogue application should now be gone.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Virus Protector?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Virus Protector completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application has helped you eradicate this malicious software. If your current security solution let this infection through, you might please consider purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for additional protection.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Virus Protector rogue. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=C:\WINDOWS\system32\asvzgdweb.exe
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: abiaLJyRg.dll

Note: the filenames are random

Alterations made by the installer:
File System
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\nsm2F.tmp
	  Adds the file time.dll"="20:10 04/03/10 10752 bytes
	  Adds the file NSISArray.dll"="20:10 04/03/10 18432 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS
	  Adds the file aIdfGhH.exe"="13:00 28/02/06 102511 bytes
	  Adds the file aIFXrW.dll"="13:00 28/02/06 264303 bytes
<snipped list of fake viruses the application will detect>
	  Adds the file YwqXsriq.exe"="13:00 28/02/06 71279 bytes
	  Adds the file YxOgFHubH.exe"="13:00 28/02/06 127599 bytes
	  Adds the file YyjFarThn.dll"="13:00 28/02/06 130159 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS\system32
	  Adds the file abiaLJyRg.dll"="20:10 04/03/10 1679360 bytes
	  Adds the file AgSxxTcL.dll"="13:00 28/02/06 62063 bytes
	  Adds the file aIpscqY.exe"="13:00 28/02/06 26735 bytes
<snipped list of mostly fake viruses the application will detect>
	  Adds the file ywPvFGrH.exe"="13:00 28/02/06 194671 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers
	  Adds the file abqkF.exe"="13:00 28/02/06 127599 bytes
	  Adds the file AHPURDD.dll"="13:00 28/02/06 127599 bytes
<snipped list of mostly fake viruses the application will detect>
	  Adds the file ywmaK.dll"="13:00 28/02/06 71902 bytes

	[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
	[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3825
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

3/4/2010 8:24:16 PM
mbam-log-2010-03-04 (20-24-16).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 104676
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 27

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\asvzgdweb.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\asvzgdweb.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Data: system32\asvzgdweb.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\asvzgdweb.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\abiaLJyRg.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\OMajSLjq.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oBwOomswy.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\QipokSj.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bclTca.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hUuiEGMQg.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vOMCJEjO.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\xMBqL.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\tGByTA.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ToONa.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CLwUhybFx.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\iTLqdIQG.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KrkuBYWnm.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\pqxQIyb.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\YkOJOxgaY.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\qupaScp.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\Qvsnqexa.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\oDeyKC.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gMPaLVt.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\sFCCJAx.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\UcUEgiYD.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\QhvXdOhl.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\kWOps.exe (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\KXjgV.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\hEHjebT.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\IKfReP.dll (Rogue.Multiple.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention
Save yourself the hassle and get protected.
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how are you suppose to remove it if you cant access your computer? I turn my computer on and that virus protector is already scanning and no where to close it I tried the ctrl, alt, del. and it tells me my task manger has been disabled. Does malaware bytes have a bootable program to get rid of this cause that is the only way I can get into my computer is with a bootable disk. Thank you
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Rob you are already being helped here


You need to let Essexboy fix your machine
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