How to Remove System Progressive Protection Rogueware (Scareware Removal Guide)

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How to Remove System Progressive Protection Rogueware (Scareware Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2012-09-24 3:32

System Progressive Protection detected a heap of virus issues on your computer and asked for a pay to remove them? Read this post to learn more about this rogueware and how to get rid of it efficiently.

System Progressive Protection is a new treat detected in the wild, similar to the notorious Live Security Platinum. It is a fake antispyware, or rather scareware from the Rogue.WinWebSec family. Don't be fooled by its confusing masquerade and all the infections this rogueware displays are false to solely serve its money-extorting purpose. Just be aware of it and here comes a screenshot of this rogue System Progressive Protection.


This program is defined as a rogue because it deliberately displays false scan results, hijacks the computer so that the victim user are unable to run normal applications, and displays a constant stream of fake security alerts that states the compromised computer is seriously infected so as to scare the user into purchasing its full version to remove the infections. However, the fact is it is the infection, or virus issue of itself.

There are three ways that such a rogue invades computers online. The first way is hacked websites that contain malicious code that attempts to exploit vulnerabilities on a visitor’s computer. If it can successfully do so, it will inject the rogue program without your permission and notice. The second way is through the use of fake online anti-malware scanners that pretend to scan your computer and then state you are infected and then it will prompt you to download System Progress Protection. And the final way, yet the commonest way is via Trojans that pretend to be software required to view an online video, in most cases. So be careful when you are asked to install or download something. Please check the link source first and ensure it is safe.

Once this roguware is installed, it will be placed as a randomly named executable in a random folder in c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\, in XP, or C:\ProgramData, in Windows Vista and Windows 7. System Progressive Protection will then be configured to start automatically when you login to your computer. Once started, it will scan your computer and state that there are numerous infections present. If you attempt to remove these infection, though, it will state that you first need to purchase the program before it will perform any virus removal. As all of the scan results displayed by this program are fake, please overlook any prompts to purchase the program.

To protect itself, System Progressive Protection will also prohibit running of any programs you attempt and will state that they are infected. It so, you are unable to run any security or anti-virus programs that can assist in its removal. The message that you will see when it terminates a program, like this:

Application cannot be executed. The file GoogleUpdate.exe infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.:

This infection will also hijack your web browser so that it displays any security warnings when attempt to visit a website.The text of this warning is like this:

Warning! The site you are trying visit may harm your computer!
Your security setting level puts your computer at risk!
Activate System Progressive Protection, and enable safe web surfing (recommended).
Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current stat (not recommended).

When you see this message you can safely click on the Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current state (not recommended) link so that you can visit the site you are trying to go to.

Finally, while System Progressive Protection is running it will also display fake security warnings that are designed to make you think your computer has a serious virus problem. Some of the messages you may see include:

Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.
Click here to remove it immediately with System Progressive Protection.

System Progressive Protection Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.

Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software...

Just like the fake scan results, these security alerts are all counterfeit and should be ignored.

With no doubt, this rogue was built to scare you into purchasing it by making you think your computer has a security issue. It goes without saying that you should definitely not purchase System Progressive Protection, and if you already have, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus. To remove System Progressive Protection and other related malware, please follow below free removal guide.

How to Remove System Progressive Protection Rogue Infection Completely

Automatic Removal

Step 1> Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. To do so, please hold on pressing F8 key during the restart till the Advanced Windows Options menu comes up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Networking as shown below and then hit Enter to make it happen.


Now Windows will boot into safe mode with networking and prompt you to login as a user. Please make sure login as the same user you were previously logged in with in the normal Windows mode. Then continue the rest processes.

Step 2> To make sure the Internet connection is right, please check your LAN settings by Going to Tool->Internet Options in Internet Explorer, and then under the Connections of Internet Options menu, click LAN settings and then there will open a LAN settings window shown as below picture, please uncheck the “use a proxy server “ checkbox as shown below. Please note, chances are the “use a proxy server” checkbox is originally unchecked and that is OK and means the rogue has not modified it yet.


Step 3>Download the rogue killer (free available) by Anvisoft-System Progressive Protection Killer.exe to kill the evil processes and remove its core files. After the download, double click its icon to run it and then the killer will instantly kill its process and delete its core files.


See more details on this tool at here

[/b] Then, to completely remove this virus and other related infections, please download, install Anvi Smart Defender (free version direct download) to full scan the computer system. There are both a free version for basic virus removal and a pro version for positive guard. Both are available to enhance your computer security together with your installed antivirus.

Step 4> Restart the computer to normal.

Recommended Step> You are suggested to fully clean up your operating system, especially after virus removal, with a handy system maintenance tool like Cloud System Booster. A nice try is here to stay. Cloud System Booster (free version direct download)


Alternative Removal Try for System Progressive Protection Issue Fix

First of all, enable the display of extensions:


• 1. Run Explorer by clicking Win+E.

• 2. Go to the folder –> C:\Windows\system32

• 3. Copy these two files –> cmd.exe and taskkill.exe and transfer them to your desktop.


• 4. Rename those files on the desktop –> cmd.exe into explorer.exe and taskkill.exe into iexplore.exe.

• 5. Run from the desktop renamed file cmd.exe (now explorer.exe).

• 6. In the opened window type iexplore /FI “WINDOWTITLE eq System Progressive Protection” /IM * /F


• 7. After this the virus should be deleted. If it is still in the system do the 6th step again.If still not fix the issue, please try below automatic removal guide to get rid of this nasty System Progressive Protection virus. Good luck and be safe online. Any question related, feel free to leave it below.

Scan your system with Anvi Smart Defender from time to time in future just to be sure it is safe and clean of threats. Anvi Smart Defender direct download.


Associated System Progressive Protection Files:

%CommonAppData%\<random numbers and chars>\
%CommonAppData%\<random numbers and chars>\<random numbers and chars>
%CommonAppData%\<random numbers and chars>\<random numbers and chars>.exe
%CommonAppData%\<random numbers and chars>\<random numbers and chars>.ico

File Location Notes:

%CommonAppData% refers to the Application Data folder for the All Users Profile. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP and C:\ProgramData\ for Windows Vista/7.

%CommonAppData% refers to the Application Data folder in the All Users profile. For Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it refers to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\, and for Windows Vista/7 it is C:\ProgramData.

Associated System Progressive Protection Windows Registry Information:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "<random numbers and chars>"


Protect Your Computer from System Progressive Protection and Similar Infections

Anvi Smart Defender is a cloud-based Antimalware tool that built to enhance your online security. Positive protection like web guard is integrated in its pro edition and also a serious of super tools like Anvi Ad Blocker to monitor online activities are also included in its pro edition. All online security considerations are our concern to benefit you. Welcome to take a try here (direct download link).

Or else, we strongly suggest you at least set your browser settings to be more safer byturning on security features of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, see more details related.
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