VirusProtector is rogue software that reports false threats on the computer. The software must be downloaded manually by the user. When a user downloads Virus Protector and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. This rogue software tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license in order to remove the false threats.

Name: VirusProtector
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior: The program must be manually installed.

How to remove Virus Protector

It can be downloaded from the following location: [http://] (The site needs to be rating red by the WOT community).

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.

The program may also display the following fake error messages:

How to Remove VirusProtector
The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

  1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

If you do not have Norton Antivirus, you can download a free copy of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to remove this software.

See more fake antivirus removal instructions here.