Are you having troubles shutting down the window of System Progressive Protection malware? Believe us, you’re not alone. Today we caught this “stinky” fish on your test computer and tried to remove it. Initially we failed, by the way, because this fake antivirus blocks running of the majority of executables, including Task Manager, Registry Editor, cmd.exe and taskkill.exe commands, as well as notepad.exe and wordpad.exe. It is surprising that even the last two applications are also considered by System Progressive Protection virus as the ones that represent danger to its existence on your machine. The reason why this hoax blocks running of all such applications is because it is afraid you will delete the scam from your system and its mission will not be completed. What is its mission, by the way? The answer is simple. The virus plans to persuade you to buy its fake and helpless license that is not able to remove real security threats. Thus, System Progressive Protection is the example of a totally helpless anti-virus tool that isn’t able to render the powerful protection in times you need it.
So, what do we do to stop the malicious process of System Progressive Protection scam? We will need to find two applications named cmd.exe and taskkill.exe located in C:\Windows\system32 folder. You will need to copy them to your desktop, and then rename cmd.exe into explorer.exe and taskkill.exe into iexplore.exe. Then you must run explorer.exe and in the window that will come up you will need to enter the following command:
iexplore /FI “WINDOWTITLE eq System Progressive Protection” /IM * /F
After you’ve enter this command, press “Enter” on your keyboard. This will immediately terminate the process of System Progressive Protection scareware on your system. However, remember that the virus isn’t yet gone! It is still dwelling on your PC, even though its process has been temporarily stopped by us in the manner described herein. In order to get rid of this fake antivirus completely you will need to run our recommended security software – GridinSoft Trojan Killer as described below. Has this information been clear to you? If not, please read additional instructions with all the necessary screenshots showing how exactly to do the above-mentioned procedures.
System Progressive Protection virus removal guide:
- Enable the display of extensions.
- Run Explorer by clicking Win+E.
- Go to the folder –> C:\Windows\system32
- Copy two files –> cmd.exe and taskkill.exe and transfer them to your desktop.
- Rename those files on the desktop –> cmd.exe into explorer.exe and taskkill.exe into iexplore.exe.
- Run from the desktop renamed file cmd.exe (now explorer.exe).
- In the opened window type iexplore /FI “WINDOWTITLE eq System Progressive Protection” /IM * /F
Important!!! After these procedures implemented the virus hasn’t yet been removed! Now you need to scan your system with our recommended security software – GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
System Progressive Protection video removal guide:
System Progressive Protection virus manual removal:
System Progressive Protection files to be removed:
%Desktopdir%\System Progressive Protection.lnk
%Programs%\System Progressive Protection\System Progressive Protection.lnk
System Progressive Protection virus registry entries to be removed:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[random]\[random].exe,0
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection\DisplayName System Progressive Protection
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[random]\[random].exe” -u
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Progressive Protection\UninstallString “%AppData%\[random]\[random].exe” -u