How to remove Malware Protection Live (Virus Removal Guide)
This comprehensive Malware Protection Live removal guide will help you remove Malware Protection Live virus from your PC and uninstall Malware Protection Live malware from Windows.
Malware Protection Live
Malware Protection Live (also searched for as Malware Protection Live virus, MalwareProtectionLive) is a potentially unwanted program that usually sneaks onto a computer system alongside other unwanted programs via software bundlers and third-party download managers without user knowledge. Once Malware Protection Live is installed it will display a check mark icon on Windows tray or task bar and will create processes titled MalwareProtectionClient.exe that it uses to run every time Windows starts.
Malware Protection Live is promoted as a free anti-malware engine for your PC. It claims to leverage cloud based threat detection and daily definition updates to protect you from malware and potentially unwanted programs. Malware Protection Live was promoted and introduced to us through illegal media files.
Our review of Malware Protection Live found that the program is utterly worthless. The program is not like other Anti-Malware type products, as it has no interface, just a standalone red window that says PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM MALWARE. The window can also not be closed, it can only be minimized.
Malware Protection Live did not block or remove malware we manually introduced to our test machine. It found absolutely nothing that we infected our machine with. Our conclusion was very easy to measure. Malware Protection Live is completely worthless and adds no value to your computer.
The way that Malware Protection Live is marketed allows the program to bundle with adware, unwanted programs, and malware. As previously mentioned, we found Malware Protection Live while searching through illegal downloadable media content.
Malware Protection Live also creates and schedules new tasks to run every time Windows starts and to check to see if it has been disabled. This can be found as MalwareProtectionClient. If the program has been disabled it will enable itself to run. Every time Windows starts Malware Protection Live won’t only just run, it will automatically perform a scan. This can use up a lot of system resources including CPU and memory, which can cause your computer to crash and begin slow and sluggish. For a program that claims to help speed up your computer it sure does the exact opposite.
1. Remove Malware Protection Live with Malwarebytes
2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.
3. Once the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.
4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.
2. Perform a second-opinon scan with HitmanPro
2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.
3. Once the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.
4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.
5. Click the Reboot button.
3. Uninstall Malware Protection Live and unwanted programs from Windows
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. *In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”
3. Search for Malware Protection Live in the list of installed programs and double click it to initiate the manual uninstall process. *If you do not find the program installed then the previous steps to remove this infection with Malwarebytes and HitmanPro were successful.
4. Once you have uninstalled Malware Protection Live, search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.
4. Remove unwanted add-ons and extensions
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.
2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.
4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.
How to stay protected against future infections
The key to staying protected against future infections is to follow common online guidelines and take advantage of reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware security software with real-time protection.
Real-time security software
Security software like Malwarebytes and Norton Security have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.
Common Online Guidelines
- Backup your computer and personal files to an external drive or online backup service
- Create a restore point on your computer in case you need to restore your computer to a date before infection
- Avoid downloading and installing apps, browser extensions, and programs you are not familiar with
- Avoid downloading and installing apps, browser extensions, and programs from websites you are not familiar with – some websites use their own download manager to bundle additional programs with the initial download
- If you plan to download and install freeware, open source software, or shareware make sure to be alert when you install the object and read all the instructions presented by the download manager
- Avoid torrents and P2P clients
- Do not open email messages from senders you do not know