Content Protector is an adware or also can be classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) developed by Artex Management S.A. usually it can be found on dubious websites and it can be installed on users’ computers without their consent. You can also get infected with Content Protector by downloading files and programs from unofficial websites, torrents. Mostly these programs contain modified installer which includes additional software such as Content Protector adware.
Content Protector is often called a virus, however it doesn’t contain any known virus signature and it doesn’t act like a virus, however it is potentially unwanted program that was developed with one purpose – to infect users, modify browser settings such as default home page, search engine and replace favorite bookmarks with links to sponsored websites. Most of the times those websites are malicious and will try to promote or even infect users with various malware. Content Protector can also install third party browser extensions and plug-ins that will not only slow down the operation of the web browser, but will also pose a great risk to the privacy. All of the user’s search queries, browsing history and even logins and passwords may be collected and transferred to the third parties. Also worth mentioning the fact that as a result of all this activity the computer usually starts to slow down and users may notice CPU usage of 100% when opening task manager. That’s happens because Content Protector requires a lot of system resources in order to perform all of its malicious activities.
Content Protector is able to intercept the information that user inputs during web browsing. This information may include credit card data input by user at any online store and it can be transferred to the third parties that may use it for illegal purposes. Users may become victims of credit card frauds and identity thefts. As you can see it is very dangerous to use the infected computer with Content Protector adware.
Content Protector adware will not bother you if you follow this simple rules: avoid dubious websites, read the EULA of the programs that you want to install and keep your computer with the latest updates as well as your antivirus. Also, do not open spam emails, especially the attachment files, since it’s the most popular way of spreading the malware infection. In order to get rid of Content Protector adware it is recommended to use our automatic removal tool that will completely scan your computer and remove all the threat. Also, you can follow our manual comprehensive removal guide below. Follow the steps in the correct order and you will be able to eliminate Content Protector potentially unwanted program from your computer.
Symptoms of Content Protector infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Content Protector threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the CONTENT PROTECTOR and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.