How to get rid of Windows Background Protector fake system optimizer

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Windows Background Protector is a scam application that was made and is now being spread for the only goal – that is to steal funds from users who were tricked and fooled believing that they are buying certain good tool in order to make their computer function better. However, the truth of the fact is that Windows Background Protector program is not capable at all of aiding your PC improve its functionality. It is only capable of snatching your money and tricking you. As you see, there is nothing decent and fair in Windows Background Protector scam. The only wise solution for you would thus be to uninstall Windows Background Protector virus program. Please find the step-by-step removal guidelines given below.

Windows Background Protector scam
Windows Background Protector scam

Windows Background Protector scam, by the way, has its origin in Russia. Its developers are just the bunch of crooks and criminals that should be imprisoned for their evil deeds. They use fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts for distributing this pest named Windows Background Protector scam. When this Windows Background Protector scam virus is finally installed it would make series of fictitious system scans, claiming to detect many system errors at the end. Users start believing that his/her PC is in the horrible state. And some of them decide to purchase the registered version of this pest called Windows Background Protector, since it promises them to remove all detected problems and system malfunctions. Please do not be deceived by Windows Background Protector fictitious promises and by its developers. They are just the bunch of frauds that should be put to prison for their many crimes.

We have developed step-by-step removal recommendations for elimination of Windows Background Protector junkware from your PC. Make sure to read all of them, otherwise we do not guarantee successful elimination of this scam. Thus, it is not enough just to run the tool recommended by us. Make sure to perform all preparatory steps that we have presented below.

Windows Background Protector automatic remover:

Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Background Protector several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is necesary, because Windows Background Protector blocks your Internet connection, and you will not be able to run GridinSoft Trojan Killer. In order to prevent this blockage please take the following sequence of steps:
1. Make sure that your Operating System is tuned up in such a mode that hidden files and folders of your PC are viewable. The instruction on how to do it can be found here for Windows XP and here for Windows Vista/7.
2. Choose “View” tab in the window that appeared, and in the advanced settings choose the option “Show hidden files and folders”. Press OK.
3. Go to the folder %User Profile%\Application Data\Microsoft.

Important! Depending on the Operating System of your computer, %UserProfile% stands for C:\Documents and Settings\[Current User] for Windows XP and C:\Users\[Current User] for Windows Vista/7.

In other words, the folder that should be opened is as follows, depending on the operating system:
%SysDrive%Documents and Settings[Current User]Application Data\Microsoft for Windows XP
%SysDrive%Users[Current User]Application Data\Microsoft for Windows Vista/7.

In this folder there will be the main executable file of Windows Background Protector (with the icon of *avi file), having some random name.
4. Rename the above-mentioned executable file into some other name of your choice and restart your computer. Upon the system restart Windows Background Protector will no longer block your Internet browser.
5. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to your infected computer, install it and run it.

The procedure for removal of Windows Background Protector is similar to the removal of Windows Remedy virus as shown on the video below:

Windows Background Protector manual removal guide:

Delete Windows Background Protector files:

Delete Windows Background Protector registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe”

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3 thoughts on “How to get rid of Windows Background Protector fake system optimizer

  1. Thank you for your great information, after followed all instruction, now I am free from virus…

  2. Уважаемые,
    а где же скрытые папки %SysDrive%, как к ним добраться? У меня ОС -виндовс хр, поставил “показывать скрытые папки”, как в статье, а папок %userProfile%, %SysDrive%, нет.
    где же папка с вирусом?

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