Windows Component Protector

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Windows Component Protector 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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Detection of Windows Component Protector (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Windows Component Protector. Windows Component Protector can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

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


Windows Component Protector 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 Windows Component Protector from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Windows Component Protector, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Windows Component Protector 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 Windows Component Protector, 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 Windows Component Protector and other types of spyware.

Remove Windows Component Protector manually

Another method to remove Windows Component Protector is to manually delete Windows Component Protector files in your system. Detect and remove the following Windows Component Protector files:


  • %AppData%\Inspector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe


  • %AppData%\npswf32.dll

Other Files

  • %DesktopDir%\Windows Component Protector.lnk
  • %CommonPrograms%\Windows Component Protector.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"

External links

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