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: 12 March 2012 at 9:43 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable ea6e5683e930569a
77d82c3d3fc3852c
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Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
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d2759a696b4b4aea
cff1f2dd
e4b239b454433eb9
6e67623dd92d9830
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.OSC
F
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China N/A
3 Quartzo Eletrônica Ltda. Executable 59d436551cb5f496
8dc4c09dc41c94e5
f13b5ea1
b76822c7b25e322f
56cc856a5493435e
Unclassified
Malware
No 4.32a 4.32a United States N/A
4 N/A Executable ccf75167a95afa0e
369918d71cf3c69e
5fca37e8
af63c3195dbab667
7d336cd7f1c13a8b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A 156.222.41.206/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 May 2011 at 8:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Mail.Ru Executable 14f8d349ce725539
06cc688060dcf7cf
9bce6222
93a0f5bd87648cd9
5f9de19e72f49083
Yes 5.91.1805.
274
5.91 176.119.125.15/32
2 Mail.Ru Executable 2c7f3fb49fb3246f
5984db9ff4a17e81
01a0b612
a5df0e25aeafb2b4
833e3e4a2e15ad55
Yes 5.91.1805.
274
5.91 Germany
3 Mail.Ru Executable 6e8798aa4b0baf6f
faa7f3d2b562e1f0
4dbda2f8
99f2eb2143e42b96
a87860279f53ee0d
Yes 5.91.1805.
274
5.91 Germany
4 Lighthouse Interactive Executable f54cc01c82f2846e
fcd87ba876a04f0b
63b016ef
84aa5a7c1cf2af93
ef401624541cc900
No 3.06.010.0
06
3.06 United States
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