Posted by Dan Steiner on Jul 9, 2013
Internet Security “Designed to Protect” is a malware program from the Rogue.WinPCDefender family of anti-spyware software. Internet Security “Designed to Protect” is designed to look like a legitimate anti-virus software program, but in reality, the software is bogus, and will only create fake threat detections, warnings, and pop-ups in an attempt to scare you into purchasing a full version or license key to “fix your computer.”
Once infected with the fake Internet Security “Designed to Protect” virus, you may notice annoying pop-ups, fake threat detections, and access to your normal programs will be blocked. Internet Security “Designed to Protect” will start a cycle of scans that find random files and claim they are infected.
You should disregard any warnings, threat detections, and any other messages creating by Internet Security “Designed to Protect”. Do NOT attempt to activate the software or purchase a full license key, as this may pass your financial information over to cyber-criminals.
To prevent anti-virus and malware removal software from removing Internet Security “Designed to Protect”, the virus will block access to most programs and will create warnings like below:
Malicious program has been detected. Click here to protect your computer.
First, shut down your computer and ensure that it is completely off. After the computer has been shut down successfully, turn it back on and boot into Safe Mode with Networking.
To accomplish this, select the power button then begin tapping the F8 Key on your keyboard.
In a matter of seconds, you will see the Windows Advanced Options Menu. By pressing the arrow keys on your keyboard, select Safe Mode with Networking option, press Enter. (Screenshot provided below)
Safe Mode with Networking will load a slew of drivers and files, and while it may looks scary, do not worry as this is normal. Next, you will discover the account’s user icon. After you see this, log into your account and begin looking at your Windows’ Desktop as normal.
Open a web browser of your choice. It doesn’t matter which one, as any popular web browser will suffice (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.)
Without question, the easiest way to remove System Doctor 2014 is via MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. There’s no contest: this is the easiest and most effective tool available for the removal of malware, and the best part? It’s 100% free!
Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware just as you would install any other program. After the installation process begins, the software will likely begin downloading new definitions and update the program. Provide MalwareBytes Anti-Malware a few minutes to update appropriately, and once the updates have completed, you will see the following screen below. After you see the screen, you will be ready to use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware:
Choose the Full Scan box, then select Scan and begin scanning for malware. Ensure drive C: is selected, then chooseScan once again.
After the scan is finished, choose OK so you can view the files, then choose Show Results.
You will see a variety of infected files and registry keys. Make sure the detected objects are chosen, then choose Remove Selected.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will tell you that you should reboot. This is normal, and will allow MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove the infected files.
Your computer will boot up normally without System Doctor 2014 infecting your PC. Open a few regularly-used programs and make sure everything is working perfectly.
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