System Protection is a misleading application found to be a rogue anti-spyware program. System Protection makes false claims of being able to protect a system from malware and at the same time remove threats from a PC. System Protection does none of this but instead renders false warnings that attempt to notify a PC user of detected threats. System Protection will then offer a paid-for version of the System Protection program to remove these so-called threats. System Protection will not remove them once purchased. Additionally, System Protection will then be found and verified as a complete fake. In other words, System Protection is a scam that is designed to only take a PC user’s money in return for a fake security program.
Are you getting popups from System Protection? Have you identified that you have System Protection installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove System Protection completely from your computer?
Why should you remove System Protection?
If System Protection resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that System Protection may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking System Protection removal process.
How can you manually remove System Protection
Manual removal of System Protection may not be for everyone. Each manual System Protection removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic System Protection removal process.
System Protection can be removed manually by following the steps below.
- With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
- Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
- Locate System Protection in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find System Protection, you can continue to step 5.
- Restart your computer.
- Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
- Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
- Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.
You may need to return to this removal process for removing System Protection. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.
Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process
Delete all of the following files that are associated with System Protection from your computer.
If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.
If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with System Protection, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.
Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"
After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with System Protection by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\System Protection folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.
Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed System Protection completely from your computer. If you find that System Protection is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic System Protection removal process.