How to Remove “protect.exe”

protect.exe is a legitimate file process known as FrontLine Protection GUI Application and developed by StarForce Technologies. It is associated with Safe and Sec (EIM). You can locate the file in C:\Program Files by default. It is created by malware authors who create virus files and name them after protect.exe file to spread virus over the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with protect.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with protect.exe malware:
  • Fluctuating internet connection
  • Frequent redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Slow PC performance
  • Browser subject to frequent pop-up ads
  • Screen freezes constantly
If you find any of  the following symptoms, confirm the protect.exe infection in the PC by doing the following:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that your computer is infected with  protect.exe malware.

How to remove protect.exe  malware with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incoporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click instantly. The efficient antivirus scanner helps to remove harmful threats from the system.

Step 1: Download the Comodo Cleaning Essential.

Step 2: To start the CCE application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files 

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove protect.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 15 October 2009 at 10:42 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable ea6e5683e930569a
77d82c3d3fc3852c
a9073907
83935c054389f306
db104c2b9b170d65
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
2 冰域尘风 Executable 1c75dd0c41fc246d
d2759a696b4b4aea
cff1f2dd
e4b239b454433eb9
6e67623dd92d9830
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.OSC
F
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China N/A
3 1C: Multimedia Executable 7e4be569eec76d2f
d6bcf61fddca3303
c55ab97b
84b53c46eaedc668
d9dfc380dbfe1cc8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.70.012.0
03
4.70 Ukraine N/A
4 Quartzo Eletrônica Ltda. Executable 59d436551cb5f496
8dc4c09dc41c94e5
f13b5ea1
b76822c7b25e322f
56cc856a5493435e
Unclassified
Malware
No 4.32a 4.32a United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 February 2009 at 4:44 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Monte Cristo Executable 0a7a5fdd785cbfcc
d26f3dd830ea80a3
7526d9a7
decebdeecb1148f0
4dabd029400c81ae
No 3.07.019.0
03
3.07 Estonia
2 N/A Executable 37b12c5dffb19242
271ac4778eac82fe
19c126b7
d6ef718dfc428b9c
6ed4ac6689e4a75e
No N/A N/A United States
3 Mail.Ru Executable 14f8d349ce725539
06cc688060dcf7cf
9bce6222
93a0f5bd87648cd9
5f9de19e72f49083
Yes 5.91.1805.
274
5.91 176.119.125.15/32
4 Codemasters Executable c1559a6865805a40
4d8f4d7f47385b84
bc98b6e4
4b663e8a61b22137
a008381038eaaef1
No 3.05.010.0
01
3.05 Ukraine
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