Internet Protector Removal Process (remove InternetProtector)

March 1, 2012

Internet Protector is supposed to be a program that removes malware from a PC. In reality, Internet Protector is nothing more than a rogue anti-spyware app designed with the intention of tricking PC users out of money. Internet Protector was designed for the faint at heart where expert PC users may identify Internet Protector's misleading methods of convincing PC users that it will remove malware after purchasing a full edition of Internet Protector. It is in the best interest to remove Internet Protector with a trusted spyware removal app instead of wasting money buying the fake security program Internet Protector.

Are you getting popups from Internet Protector? Have you identified that you have Internet Protector installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Internet Protector completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Internet Protector?

If Internet Protector 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 Internet Protector 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 Internet Protector removal process.

How can you manually remove Internet Protector

Manual removal of Internet Protector may not be for everyone. Each manual Internet Protector 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 Internet Protector removal process.

Internet Protector can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Internet Protector in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Internet Protector, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. 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.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[RANDOM DIGITS]".exe
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Internet Protector. 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


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Internet Protector from your computer.

    %AppData%\Internet Protector\internet protector.exe
    %AppData%\Internet Protector\icohelp.ico
    %AppData%\Internet Protector\icoactivate.ico
    %AppData%\Internet Protector\icouninstall.ico
    %AppData%\Internet Protector\securityhelper.exe
    %AppData%\Internet Protector\securitymanager.exe
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Internet Protector.lnk
    %Programs%\Internet Protector.lnk
    %Programs%\Internet Protector\Internet Protector.lnk
    %Programs%\Internet Protector\help Antivirus Protection.lnk
    %Programs%\Internet Protector\how to activate Internet Protector.lnk

    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 Internet Protector, 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"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Internet Protector by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Internet Protector 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.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Internet Protector completely from your computer. If you find that Internet Protector is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Internet Protector removal process.

One Comment

  • Kiersten Baswell says:

    I have discovered that Microsoft security essentials is okay should you have nothing superior. Thankfully for many people you will find far better free software alternatives that are quicker and much more accurate at finding viruses on your desktop. More to the point, you’ll find greater software programs which are active and block malware before they install. Needless to say MS also guards real-time, however is not as powerful.

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