Security Protection is a phony PC security program. Security Protection does not provide any type of ‘Security Protection’ what-so-ever. In fact, Security Protection uses deceptive tactics to ultimately extort money from unsuspecting computer users. This process usually involves returning fake virus and malware results through a bogus system scan. Also, Security Protection is known to display various fake notifications attempting to warn users of parasites lurking on their PC. Interestingly, Security Protection is offered as a ‘solution’ to remove those parasites but purchasing Security Protection will not do the trick. It is best to remove Security Protection the instant that it is detected or noticed on your PC. Spending your money on Security Protection is like throwing it in the dumpster, absolutely insane.
Are you getting popups from Security Protection? Have you identified that you have Security Protection installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Security Protection completely from your computer?
Why should you remove Security Protection?
If Security 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 Security 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 Security Protection removal process.
How can you manually remove Security Protection
Manual removal of Security Protection may not be for everyone. Each manual Security 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 Security Protection removal process.
Security 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 Security Protection in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Security 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 Security 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 Security 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 Security 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 Security Protection by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Security 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 Security Protection completely from your computer. If you find that Security Protection is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Security Protection removal process.