What is Data Protection

Data Protection is a rogue security software and belongs to the same family to which software like User Protection and Digital Protection had belonged. Like its predecessors, Data Protection also takes hostage of your computer and displays lots of fake warnings and alarm messages that your computer is infected with lots of malware and spyware.

The unsuspecting user believes these fake warnings and purchases the full licensed version of this crap piece of software. But the fact remains that it is a malware in itself and cannot do anything to enhance the securiy and protection of your computer.

Please do not fall in its trap and take any action like purchasing it.

Instead, you can take the help of following steps for the removal of Data Protection from your computer.

Technical Details of Data Protection

  • Full name: Data Protection, DataProtection
  • Date Appeared: Apr. 2010
  • Characteristic: Rogue security program
  • URL: http://Data Protection.com

Do I need to remove Data Protection

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remove data protection uninstallHow to Uninstall Data Protection scam

The best way for the removal of Data Protection is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any infections.

Automatic removal of Data Protection is always good and complete as compared to any attempts to manually remove it, which may sometime lead to erroneous results. If you are not completely aware of all the files and registry entries used by this rogue anti-spyware, then we do not recommend you to attempt for the manual removal of Data Protection.

Instructions to get rid of Data Protection

If you really want to remove the Data Protection infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.

Step 1: Kill the Data Protection ProcessesLearn how to do that



Step 2: Remove Data Protection files, folders and all associated Data Protection DLL files:Learn how to do that


%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Data Protection.lnk

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Data Protection Support.lnk

%UserProfile%\DesktopData Protection.lnk

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Data Protection

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Data Protection\About.lnk

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Data Protection\Activate.lnk

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Data Protection\Buy.lnk

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Data Protection\Data Protection Support.lnk

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Data Protection\Data Protection.lnk

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Data Protection\Scan.lnk

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Data Protection\Settings.lnk

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Data Protection\Update.lnk

c:\Program Files\Data Protection

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\about.ico

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\activate.ico

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\buy.ico

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\dig.db

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\digext.dll

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\dighook.dll

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\datprot.exe

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\help.ico

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\scan.ico

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\settings.ico

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\splash.mp3

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\Uninstall.exe

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\update.ico

c:\Program Files\Data Protection\virus.mp3

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\fiosejgfse.dll








Step 3: Uninstall Data Protection registry entries: Learn how to do that

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Malware Defense

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Paladin Antivirus




HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Data Protection



HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = “1”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Data Protection”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = “1”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved “{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}”

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