Digital Protection

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Digital Protection Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Digital Protection is one name for a rogue anti-virus application that has proliferated under many different names and disguises. Digital Protection, in particular, began causing infections in April 2010, but it is the same malware as other rogue anti-virus programs Your Protection, My Protection, User Protection, Data Protection, Defense Center, and Dr. Guard. Digital Protection is a scam and does not provide any actual protection against threats to your computer.

Common Issues

Digital Protection does some pretty standard things for a rogue anti-virus, and it also does some things that are relatively uncommon. Like essentially all rogue anti-virus applications, Digital Protection will run bogus system scans and inform you that your PC is infected with nonexistent viruses. (For example, one of the common bogus viruses that it claims to find is called "PORN.perversion.RIO.") Digital Protection also generates frequent pop-up warning screens, some of which are made to appear as if they came from Windows Security Center. Digital Protection can prevent other programs from running, giving fake error messages about infections in the programs or program files. Most of Digital Protection's error messages claim that your system is under immediate attack from someone trying to hack into your personal information.

What Makes Digital Protection Different

What makes Digital Protection different is that it actively works to disable all major anti-virus and anti-spyware applications that are present on a computer, and it may even attempt to remove or damage them. Digital Protection is also known to redirect your browser when you try to access the Internet, and it specifically blocks access to websites that offer any kind of malware removal or malware removal support. The other sneaky difference about Digital Protection is that its prompts claim that you have to buy the "full" version of the software, in order to delete the bogus viruses and threats it claims to find, and are accompanied by a button offering "Easy One-Click Registration." The addition of this button is both an attempt to make the pop-ups seem legitimate, and to get you to purchase the fake software more quickly.

Make no mistake, Digital Protection is a fraud, no matter how real it looks or how scary its warnings are, and you do not have to give in and buy its bogus application in order to make it leave you alone.

To check your computer for Digital Protection, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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


Detection of Digital Protection (Recommended)

Digital Protection is difficult to detect and remove. Digital Protection is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Digital Protection, 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 Digital Protection and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

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

Method of Infection

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

Another method of distributing Digital Protection 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 Digital Protection on your system. Digital Protection 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 Digital Protection, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Digital Protection and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Digital Protection, the next advised step is to remove Digital Protection with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Digital Protection 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 Digital Protection from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Digital Protection, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Digital Protection 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 Digital Protection, 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 Digital Protection and other types of spyware.

Remove Digital Protection manually

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


  • %Temp%\davclnt.exe
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\digprot.exe
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\Uninstall.exe


  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\digext.dll
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\dighook.dll
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\fiosejgfse.dll

Other Files

  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection
  • %Temp%\dhdhtrdhdrtr5y
  • %Temp%\dig.dat
  • %Temp%\digr.dat
  • %Temp%\c865.tmp
  • %Temp%\asd1.tmp
  • %Temp%\4otjesjty.mof
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Digital Protection.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Digital Protection.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Digital Protection Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Scan.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Settings.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Digital Protection Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Digital Protection.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Activate.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\About.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Update.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Buy.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\about.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\activate.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\buy.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\virus.mp3
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\splash.mp3
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\help.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\scan.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\settings.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\update.ico
  • c:\Program Files\Digital Protection\dig.db

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SimpleShlExt
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Digital Protection"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Digital Protection

External links

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