Antimalware Doctor Protection Center

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Antimalware Doctor Protection Center Information
Type:   Spyware
Analysis:
 
  Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection:
 
  By downloading freeware & shareware programs.
Symptoms:
 
  Changes PC settings, excessive popups
& slow PC performance.
Detection:   Download SpyHunter's Spyware Scanner.
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Antimalware Doctor Protection Center is the name of a common pop-up window associated with the rogue antimalware program Antimalware Doctor. Infections with this rogue antimalware application tend to be referred to as Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, simply because of the fact that the pop-ups have this phrase at the top. So, the bogus interface for this particular rogue antimalware software is meant to be the "security center" of the Antimalware Doctor suite – which is, of course, fake. Infections of Antimalware Doctor Protection Center were first documented in July 2010.

Do Not be Fooled by Appearances!

Antimalware Doctor Protection Center goes to a lot of trouble to look realistic and believable. The windows and interfaces look a lot like something you might see in real antimalware applications. Antimalware Doctor Protection Center even uses the four-colored Windows Security shield logo, and Windows styling and fonts, to make itself seem like a component of Windows. Antimalware Doctor Protection Center is also capable of generating fake warning messages from the system tray, in a further effort to look like a Microsoft product. All of this deception and misdirection serves the main purpose of the Antimalware Doctor Protection Center infection, which is to scam you out of your money.

What Will You Notice if Infected With Antimalware Doctor Protection Center

Antimalware Doctor Protection Center engages in a lot of the common tactics of what is sometimes called scareware. The "Protection Center" window will pop-up and run a fake system scan. Then Antimalware Doctor Protection Center will warn you that it has found some extremely dangerous viruses or other threats on your computer, which must be removed immediately. It will also tell you that the only way to remove the threats and save your computer is to buy the "full" or “licensed” version of Antimalware Doctor. The same prompt to purchase a "full" version is also included in the myriad of bogus warning messages that Antimalware Doctor Protection Center will cause to pop-up, both on the desktop and from the taskbar.
 
Do not trust the prompts and go to the fake website for Antimalware Doctor, and do not pay any money for the software it claims you are buying. There is no "full" version of the software to be had, and you would only be paying money to the people who made a virus that infected your computer.
 
It can be frustrating when Antimalware Doctor Protection Center interferes with your use of the computer. Antimalware Doctor Protection Center may shut down other applications or generate such frequent warnings and alerts that you would go to great lengths to get it to leave you alone. Paying the money does not make it go away, and leaving Antimalware Doctor Protection Center on your computer may be dangerous, as well. There has been speculation that it steals personal data from infected computers. Do not give in – give Antimalware Doctor Protection Center the boot!

To check your computer for Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Antimalware Doctor Protection Center and other threats. If you detect the presence of Antimalware Doctor Protection Center on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Antimalware Doctor Protection Center.

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Detection of Antimalware Doctor Protection Center (Recommended)

Antimalware Doctor Protection Center is difficult to detect and remove. Antimalware Doctor Protection Center is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Antimalware Doctor Protection Center and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Antimalware Doctor Protection Center scan/check to successfully detect all Antimalware Doctor Protection Center files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Antimalware Doctor Protection Center or follow the Antimalware Doctor Protection Center manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Antimalware Doctor Protection Center. Antimalware Doctor Protection Center can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Antimalware Doctor Protection Center involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Antimalware Doctor Protection Center on your system. Antimalware Doctor Protection Center installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Antimalware Doctor Protection Center and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, the next advised step is to remove Antimalware Doctor Protection Center with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

Antimalware Doctor Protection Center may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Antimalware Doctor Protection Center from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Antimalware Doctor Protection Center along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Antimalware Doctor Protection Center and other types of spyware.

Remove Antimalware Doctor Protection Center manually

Another method to remove Antimalware Doctor Protection Center is to manually delete Antimalware Doctor Protection Center files in your system. Detect and remove the following Antimalware Doctor Protection Center files:

Processes

  • Antimalware Doctor.exe

Other Files

  • C:\Program Files\Antimalware Doctor Protection Center
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Antimalware Doctor Protection Center.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antimalware Doctor Protection Center
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Antimalware Doctor.exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \System\DisableTaskMgr
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \System\DisableTaskMgr
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Antimalware Doctor

Known Variants

VirusBurst is a re-branded variant of other well-known rogue anti-spyware programs, including SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike, SpySheriff, SpyHeal and many other pseudonyms.

External links

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