How to remove the Windows Paramount Protection virus (Removal Guide)

Windows Paramount Protection virus

The Windows Paramount Protection virus (also found as the Paramount Protection virus, Windows Paramount virus, Windows Paramount Protection Ultimate, etc.) is malware categorized as scareware and spyware (or rogue software) that installs to a computer system without user consent in order to cause problems relating to the invasion of privacy and cyber crimes including credit theft, extortion, and identity theft.

windows paramount protection virus

The Windows Paramount Protection virus may also cause other issues for computer and internet users concerning the loss of computer functionality as Windows Paramount Protection is essentially considered a rogue Microsoft Windows Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware, or Antivirus program. Windows Paramount Protection performs fake registry and system scans concluding in fraudulent scan results that claim a numerical amount of errors or issues are found in order to scare victims into purchasing or activating to fraudulent Windows Paramount Protection ultimate protection. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT!

Once the fake Windows Paramount Protection program is installed, to protect it’s self from being eradicated the fake Windows Paramount Protection program will terminate legitimate programs used to remove it and block access to legitimate and helpful websites. It does this by displaying an alert message that claims the program has become infected with a computer virus or that the website visited is under a virus attack and may crash your system and that the legitimate program has been blocked from accessing the internet. An example of these message is detailed below:

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

The fake program also displays messages that claim the computer is infected or faces security issues. The messages displayed by the fake Windows Paramount Protection software should be ignored as they are fraudulent. These fake messages are meant to scare computer users into activating the fake Windows Paramount Protection Ultimate package.

Error
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. 
Full system scan is highly recommended.

Error
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: 127.0.0.1

The dangerous Windows Paramount Protection virus may also install third-party software including Conduit Toolbar and other items. The third-party items are often attached to internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension and are used to change existing internet browser settings. In turn this causes affected internet browsers to start up on and redirect to unwanted websites.

How does the Windows Paramount Protection virus get onto a computer?

Windows Paramount Protection can be manually and voluntarily downloaded from a variety of malicious locations; However, Paramount Protection malware is known to install to a computer system without user consent and will often bundle with third-party downloadable content such as freeware, shareware, codecs, and torrents.

Windows Paramount Protection malware and related items may also download to a computer without user authorization via malicious advertisements, email spam, and compromised social media content. The fake Windows Paramount Protection software is often present in exploit kits hidden on malicious websites.

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  1. Automatically remove Windows Paramount Protection virus – Scan for and automatically remove rogue Windows Paramount Protection software
  2. Manually remove Windows Paramount Protection virus – Remove/Uninstall Windows Paramount Protection and third-party malware if allowed
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1. Auto Paramount Protection virus removal

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Windows Paramount Protection scareware and third-party malware.

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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.

4. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.

Malwarebytes Perform Full Scan

5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.

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CCleaner

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall stubborn and rogue Windows Paramount Protection software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found. Something to look for might include the title “Paramount Protection.”

4. To automatically uninstall rogue Windows Paramount software and unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and located software in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the programs as selected.

2. Manual Paramount Protection virus removal

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall rogue Windows Paramount Protection software using generic removal procedures (if allowed), as well as third-party malware that may have installed alongside rogue Windows optimization software.

How to uninstall Windows Paramount Protection

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for Windows Paramount Protection scareware and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.

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