Live Protection Suite removal instructions
What is Live Protection Suite?
Live Protection Suite is a program that supposed to scan systems for threats, infections and to remove them. However, it is a fake antivirus suite that is advertised not only on supposedly official page, but on a deceptive, scam website too. Live Protection Suite is a clone of Antivirus 10, another fake antivirus suite. Developers use this software to extract money from its users by encouraging them to buy/activate it. Programs of this kind should not be trusted, used or purchased.
Live Protection Suite allows its users to scan their systems for viruses for free. However, to remove any detected threats, viruses people have to pay for it. This fake antivirus is designed to encourage them to purchase it by detecting viruses that have not infected the system. This tool is being used to try to trick people into thinking that their operating systems are infected. Since this is a fake antivirus, it detects viruses that either do not exist or they are not installed in the system. Besides, Live Protection Suite opens unreliable pages (their screenshots can be found below) and opens pop-up windows on the operating system. Those pop-up windows encourage users to update the Live Protection Suite, inform about available updates, detected viruses, virus attacks and so on. Those questionable pages opened by Live Protection Suite get opened together with pop-up windows that inform users about viruses that this fake antivirus tool has detected. The purpose of it is to make people think that this is a legitimate tool that is capable of keeping computers safe and to encourage them to buy and use it. That is the way people who developed it attempt to generate revenue (extract money from other people). One way to remove/uninstall Live Protection Suite is to create a new account in Windows, install a reputable antivirus software on it and to scan the system. It should be able to detect this fake antivirus tool as a threat and to remove it. Note that Live Protection Suite may interfere with legitimate anti-virus suites. Therefore, we advise you to perform removal steps/system scan using the new another (unaffected) windows User account (preferably, Guest/Visitor account).
|Name||Live Protection Suite 2019|
|Threat Type||Fake anti-virus, trojan.|
|Supposed Functionality||This program supposed to detect and remove viruses.|
|Detection Names||Emsisoft Trojan.GenericKD.32043801 (B)(), BitDefender (Trojan.GenericKD.32043801), ESET-NOD32 (MSIL/Hoax.FakeAV.K), McAfee-GW-Edition (BehavesLike.Win32.Backdoor.tc), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||The program is performing fake computer scans and displays warning messages about detected viruses. Asks for payment in order to eliminate the supposedly found threats. Opens questionable websites and fake system pop-ups.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive websites or pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate Live Protection Suite 2019 our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Live Protection Suite is not the only program that is advertised as a legitimate antivirus tool. Here are some examples of other programs of this type: AntiVirus Pro 2017, AVLab Internet Security and A-Secure 2015. We strongly recommend not to trust these or any other similar antivirus suites. People who pay money for them unknowingly become victims of a scam.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Live Protection Suite can be downloaded from a website that is presented as an "official" download page. However, as we mentioned in the first paragraph, this fake antivirus suite is promoted on deceptive (untrustworthy) websites too. Typically, websites of this type are designed to display fake virus alerts/notifications about detected viruses and to encourage people to remove detected viruses with one or another tool, in this case the Live Protection Suite. The list of these scam messages includes Windows Online Protection Has Detected Spyware. Quite often various unwanted apps get installed through intrusive ads that, if clicked, run scripts designed to download and install them. In other cases apps of this type are bundled into setups of some other software. To be more precise, information about them is usually hidden in settings like "Custom", "Advanced" and so on. Leaving them unchanged often means permission for unwanted apps to be downloaded and installed as well.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download software from official/trustworthy websites, avoid using third party software downloaders (or installers), Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule or other similar sources. Always check all the available "Advanced", "Custom" and other sections/settings of any download/installation setup, do complete any installation (or download) without checking those settings first. Simply said, do not give a permission for unwanted apps to be downloaded/installed. Additionally, intrusive ads often redirect people to untrustworthy pages that are related to gambling, pornography, adult dating etc. If you encounter ads of this type, or unwanted redirects, then check if there are no suspicious plug-ins, add-ons and extensions installed on your browser, or programs on your computer. Uninstall unwanted/unknown applications immediately. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
In order to activate the Guest (a.k.a. Visitor) account in Windows 10 you must perform these steps:
1) Right-click on "Start" button and select "Command Prompt (Admin)":
2) Type in "net user Visitor /add /active:yes" and press "Enter":
3) Type in "net user Visitor *" and press "Enter" three times. This step must be performed to set newly-created Guest account's password. Clicking "Enter" three times sets the password to none. However, if you want to set a certain password you have to enter it after pressing "Enter" for the first time:
You'll now be able to see the Guest (a.k.a. Visitor) account in the login screen.
Screenshot of a website that is used to promote Live Protection Suite application:
Live Protection Suite encourages users to buy (register) it:
Screenshot of Live Protection Suite price list:
Appearance of Live Protection Suite's interface (GIF):
Appearance of Live Protection Suite's fake system scan (GIF):
Live Protection Suite opens questionable pages and shows fake virus notifications:
Fake warnings and other windows displayed by Live Protection Suite:
Instant automatic removal of Live Protection Suite 2019:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Live Protection Suite 2019. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Live Protection Suite?
- STEP 1. Manual removal of Live Protection Suite malware.
- STEP 2. Check if your computer is clean.
How to remove malware manually?
Manual malware removal is a complicated task, usually it's better to let antivirus or anti-malware programs do it automatically. To remove this malware we recommend using Spyhunter for Windows. If you wish to remove malware manually, the first step is to identify the name of the malware that you are trying to remove. Here's an example of a suspicious program running on user's computer:
If you checked the list of programs running on your computer, for example using task manager and identified a program that looks suspicious you should continue with these steps:
Download a program called Autoruns. This program shows auto-start applications, Registry and file system locations:
Restart your computer into Safe Mode:
Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, and then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.
Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Windows 8 users: Start Windows 8 is Safe Mode with Networking - Go to Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click Advanced startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window, select Advanced startup. Click the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into the "Advanced Startup options menu". Click the "Troubleshoot" button, and then click the "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen, click "Startup settings". Click the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press F5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.
Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Windows 10 users: Click the Windows logo and select the Power icon. In the opened menu click "Restart" while holding "Shift" button on your keyboard. In the "choose an option" window click on the "Troubleshoot", next select "Advanced options". In the advanced options menu select "Startup Settings" and click on the "Restart" button. In the following window you should click the "F5" button on your keyboard. This will restart your operating system in safe mode with networking.
Video showing how to start Windows 10 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Extract the downloaded archive and run Autoruns.exe file.
In the Autoruns application click "Options" at the top and uncheck "Hide Empty Locations" and "Hide Windows Entries" options. After this procedure click the "Refresh" icon.
Check the list provided by Autoruns application and locate the malware file that you want to eliminate.
You should write down it full path and name. Note that some malware hides their process names under legitimate Windows process names. At this stage it's very important to avoid removing system files. After you locate he suspicious program you want to remove right click your mouse over it's name and choose "Delete"
After removing the malware through Autoruns application (this ensures that the malware won't run automatically on the next system startup) you should search for the malware name on your computer. Be sure to enable hidden files and folders before proceeding. If you find the file of the malware be sure to remove it.
Reboot your computer in normal mode. Following these steps should help remove any malware from your computer. Note that manual threat removal requires advanced computer skills, it's recommended to leave malware removal to antivirus and anti-malware programs. These steps might not work with advanced malware infections. As always it's better to avoid getting infected that try to remove malware afterwards. To keep your computer safe be sure to install latest operating system updates and use antivirus software.
To be sure your computer is free of malware infections we recommend scanning it with Spyhunter for Windows.