Your PC Protector

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Your PC Protector is a rogue antivirus program part of the Windows Police Pro and Windows Antivirus Pro family. This program tries to block any type of Microsoft program to any anti-virus and anti-malware suite. This program says that it will protect your computer, but the program does not protect, and use firewall data. Like any other malware, Your PC Protector tries to steal your privacy by asking for your credit card data and use more money then how much it says it has to spend. Anti-malware (like Malwarebytes' AntiMalware) might not be able to remove the virus.[1]

Computer files[edit]

Your PC Protector uses Windows filenames to hide its program name. A way to track it is if there's an extra svchost.exe on the running user's profile in Task Manager processes, they may find svchost.exe. The most common files that may open are:

  • svchost.exe
  • Your PC Protector.exe[2]

Hijacking[edit]

Your PC Protector would hijack the Windows Registry to modify any web browser's loading feature, it will hijack the registry and it will make any web page load by saying it is an unsafe web page and it will show a virus alert, and this alert claims that you must purchase Your PC Protector.[3] This program will also install Browser Helper Object, which would hijack search results. This feature modifies the Windows Host file.

DNS Hijacking[edit]

As any other DNS hijacker, the DNS hijacking in Your PC Protector is to "secure" and "purchase" Your PC Protector. Many different actions Your PC Protector can do is:

  • Steal credit card numbers
  • Hijack any antivirus software
  • Include itself in Windows Add/Remove Programs
  • Block iexplore.exe, explorer.exe, and taskmgr.exe
  • Include its own "cleanmgr.exe" to clean up "viruses"
  • Updating so newer programs can be "viruses"
  • Infecting Malwarebytes

Most blocked computer files[edit]

Executable[edit]

There are many different blocked executable (.exe) files that Your PC Protector blocks a computer user from using.

  • Registry Editor
  • Hijack This
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MSI)
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (EXE)
  • Add/Remove Programs[4]

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