Protection Center (cntprot.exe) removal guide. How to delete rogue Protection Center?

Protection Center is a rogue antivirus clone of Digital Protection, Your Protection, User Protection, Dr. Guard and Paladin Antivirus. Protection Center will scan computer and then display a variety of false infections. It will not, though, allow you to remove any of these infections without first purchasing the program.

Protection Center viruses
Protection Center scam

This fake tool installed itself through various trojans and uses aggressive techniques to protect itself from removal. Once downloaded and installed, Protection Center will attempt to uninstall various security applications in order to protect itself from being removed. Protection Center is a rogue anti-spyware and a potentially significant threat to your security and your own privacy, remove Protection Center ASAP once detected in computer.

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Protection Center automatical remover:

  1. 1. Download the last version of Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it
  2. 2. Update the virus database
  3. 3. Copy whole folder “c:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your memory stick
  4. 4. Rename “trojankiller.exe” to “explorer.exe”
  5. 5. Move memory stick to infected PC and run explorer.exe from “Trojan Killer” folder

The screenshot above displaying all the threats that Trojan Killer found. Please note that the infections found on your computer may be different than what is shown here
The screenshot above displaying all the threats that Trojan Killer found. Please note that the infections found on your computer may be different than what is shown here

As you might have foreseen, Protection Center is not a lonely walker in the empty space. In contrary, it has multiple ties with other rogues so that complex malware removal is the best way to get rid of Protection Center. In addition, if you remove Protection Center automatically, you get life-time protection from malware aggression.


Protection Center manual removal guide:

Delete Protection Center files:

%programfiles\Protection Center\about.ico
%programfiles\Protection Center\activate.ico
%programfiles\Protection Center\buy.ico
%programfiles\Protection Center\cnt.db
%programfiles\Protection Center\cntext.dll
%programfiles\Protection Center\cnthook.dll
%programfiles\Protection Center\cntprot.exe
%programfiles\Protection Center\help.ico
%programfiles\Protection Center\scan.ico
%programfiles\Protection Center\settings.ico
%programfiles\Protection Center\splash.mp3
%programfiles\Protection Center\uninstall.exe
%programfiles\Protection Center\update.ico
%programfiles\Protection Center\virus.mp3
%temp%\asr64_ldm.exe
%desktop%\Protection Center support.lnk
%desktop%\Protection Center.lnk
%programs%\Protection Center\about.lnk
%programs%\Protection Center\activate.lnk
%programs%\Protection Center\buy.lnk
%programs%\Protection Center\Protection Center support.lnk
%programs%\Protection Center\Protection Center.lnk
%programs%\Protection Center\scan.lnk
%programs%\Protection Center\settings.lnk
%programs%\Protection Center\update.lnk
%appdata%\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launch\Protection Center.lnk

Delete Protection Center registry entries:

hklm\SOFTWARE\Protection Center
hklm\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Protection Center
hkcu\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Protection Center”
hkcr\CLSID\{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}

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