What is APC Protect
APC Protect is the latest clone of the series of rogue security software released in this last month of 2009. It is in the same league as GuardPCs, and is understood to the from the third generation of the family of scam antivirus software WiniGuard.
The modus operandi is similar. They will sneak in your computer with the help of some trojan like malware and start displaying you lots of fake alarm messages and warnign screens. They all try to convince you that your computer is full of malware and spyware and you need to take urgent action for their removal.
They do it so as to lure into the purchase of a licensed version of APCProtect, which is actually a crap piece of software.
Please take precaution, and do not take a step for the purchase of APC Protect. You can try following steps for the removal of APC Protect from your computer.
Technical Details of APC Protect
- Full name: APC Protect, APCProtect
- Date Appeared: July 2008
- Characteristic: Rogue security program
- URL: http://APC Protect.com
Do I need to remove APC Protect
You can yourself search your computer manually, but it is not recommended unless you are a tech-geek. To save time and effort, we recommend you to download a FREE Scanner.
The best way for the removal of APC Protect is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any infections.
Automatic removal of APC Protect 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 APC Protect.
Instructions to get rid of APC Protect
If you really want to remove the APC Protect infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.
Step 1: Kill the APC Protect Processes – Learn how to do that
Step 2: Remove APC Protect files, folders and all associated APC Protect DLL files:Learn how to do that
c:\Program Files\APCProtect Software\APCProtect\APCProtect.exe
c:\Program Files\APCProtect Software\APCProtect\uninstall.exe
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\APCProtect\1 APCProtect.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\APCProtect\2 Homepage.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\APCProtect\3 Uninstall.lnk
c:\Program Files\APCProtect Software
c:\Program Files\APCProtect Software\APCProtect
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\APCProtect.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\APCProtect
Step 3: Uninstall APC Protect registry entries: Learn how to do that