The big family of rogueware applications is growing. This time the fake program Malware Protection Center is reported to check for vulnerabilities in running applications and use them to penetrate into computers. The malicious program uses deceitful techniques to root itself deep into the system and then start imitating the layout and actions of a legitimate anti-malware application. Neither the messages, nor the scan results displayed by this security tool show reliable and accurate information. This fraudulent intruder is aimed at making unsuspecting users pay for the bogus full version of Malware Protection Center. The truth is that even if you pay for its useless services, Malware Protection Center is not able to protect your PC or the information stored on it. This is just scam software that cannot ensure the safety of your system.
Malware Protection Center is known to be a member of the Rogue.VirusDoctor family. This rogue uses all ways of entering into targeted PCs common for this family. For example, the fake program uses malicious web pages which promote fake online scanners. If a person is tricked into scanning his computer with such a scanner, the user will be told that there are many compromised files on the computer and to remove them he needs to download some application. However, he will not be alarmed that if the file is downloaded, the deceitful application Malware Protection Center will also be transferred to his PC. Another way of transferring the attacker is through the use of web pages which are able to exploit vulnerabilities in programs running on targeted computers. Vulnerabilities are then used as entrances to the machine.
The next step of the attacker is to hide itself in the system without letting the owner of the computer know about its intentions. If you notice popping up messages warning you about serious system problems and errors, you have to know that probably you have become one of the victims of Malware Protection Center. This rogue antivirus application will not stop displaying frightening error messages which warn you about possible system crashes and system loss. The warnings will display the following information:
Address space conflict
Warning! Access conflict detected
An unidentified program is trying to access system process address space.
Warning! Virus Detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Spy.HTML.BankFraud.ra
Recommended: Please click “Remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC.
Suspicious software which may be malicious has been detected on your PC. Click here to remove this threat immediately using Malware Protection Center.
Not only that, but Malware Protection Center will also make a fake scan of your system and pretend to detect many infected files. Then the fake application will claim that these files need to be removed as soon as possible, otherwise the whole system may crash. In fact, none of these files is a real threat. They are created by Malware Protection Center itself to scare the user into thinking his PC is seriously compromised. This creation of cyber criminals is aimed at scaring victims and making them pay for its useless services. The truth is that the services provided by Malware Protection Center are not effective, and you cannot rely on Malware Protection Center to ensure the safety of your computer.
To protect your information and system, remove the intruder as soon as you can and make sure that you have deleted all the files created by this malicious program. Choose and install a genuine anti-malware application that will be able to provide you with trustworthy security services and detect any computer threats. Moreover, do not disclose personal or bank account details to the creators of this application, because they can misuse it.
Malware Protection Center Manual Removal Instructions:
Stop These Malware Protection Center Processes:
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Find and Delete These Malware Protection Center Files:
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%AppData%\Malware Protection Center\
%AppData%\Malware Protection Center\cookies.sqlite
%AppData%\Malware Protection Center\Instructions.ini
%AppData%\Malware Protection Center\ScanDisk_.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Malware Protection Center.lnk
%CommonAppData%\79b35\BackUp\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk
%CommonAppData%\79b35\BackUp\Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk
%Desktop%\Malware Protection Center.lnk
%StartMenu%\Malware Protection Center.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\Malware Protection Center.lnk
Remove These Malware Protection Center Registry Values:
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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Malware Protection Center = “%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\5c678c\MP5c6_8040.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Malware Protection Center = “%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe