Remove System Progressive Protection

System Progressive Protection is a virus known as malware that pretends to be a real antivirus client.  The trick this client attempts to pull of is to trick users that they have have 100's of virus on the computer and that they now need to purchase the System Progressive Protection client in order to remove them.  In most cases users will have trouble using other programs because System Progressive Protection has blocked them from running. In most ceases users can do a system restore to remove this malware.

One of the better self help directions can be found on this This System Progressive Protection Guide. For general information on viruses you can visit the http://www.removevirus.org home page.

In a nut shell the way to kill of this virus threat is to stop the main executable from running.  While this may sound great it can be hard for many to locate the file name and the path of the virus.  Do to folder paths for this virus changing over time we have linked above to a guide that is kept up to date and will show the latest folder paths.

You may also want to try and do a system restore.  This little trick will often get the job done.  Another idea is to log into a different account and run a full virus scan.  Often times only 1 user account is infected so this makes it easy to run a virus scan under a different account.

Other information on this virus threat can be found at http://www.squidoo.com/workshop/system-progressive-protection

Having up front virus protection is a must in this day and age. In many cases those who have an anti-virus client that is up to date would not of gotten infected with this malware. Keeping the software up to date on your computer also helps plug known vulnerabilities. The best way to stop infectiosn like System Progressive Protection besides having an active anti-virus client and patched software is to practice safe web surfing habbits.