|remove/uninstall AnyProtect Online Backup|
- What is AnyProtect?
- How AnyProtect gets on a computer?
- Why and how it sticks to computer?
- Any harms?
- Follow thread to remove/uninstall AnyProtect
What Is AnyProtect?
AnyProtect is a paid online backup program created by ClickMeIn Limited ran by ironSource, a known distributor of web browser extensions and toolbars. Usually it would “kindly” keep popping up warnings to backup your personal information. If one does what it says, AnyProtect will ask PC users to buy its full version to do so. Due to the overbearing clause it offers and the persistent warning, security company categorize it as PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).
How AnyProtect Spreads?
Most of the time, AnyProtect, just like PC backup , comes without invitation. Drive-by download is the major and the most effective way to get high exposure rate and perhaps popular. As a legit program, this is the shortcut for AnyProtect Online Backup to be known by PC users. The below behaviors could invite the PUA unwittingly:
- Clicking on random ads.
- Downloading and installing freeware/shareware through recommended way.
- Trying out some unknown web applications like toolbar/search engine for the latest/brand new functionality.
Why and How AnyProtect Online Backup Sticks to Machine?
By frequently popping up the backup warning , AnyProtect Online Backup manages to achieve the following purposes:
- Brainwash PC users and make itself to be brought up even when you are sleeping.
- Stress PC users to make them consider there’s a need to backup personal information right away and tada, AnyProtect is right here.
- It has been found that JS technique has been involved to help track down online whereabouts; the longer AnyProtect stays on a machine, the clearer its owner will know where to put ads for products to achieve better promotion.
Dangers from AnyProtect Program
After we have learned the dissemination routine of the PUA, we should be able to infer that getting AnyProtect Online Backup will end up with additional items. Only by doing so will the PUA pays back the favor. The detected additional items are:
- BlockAndSurf ads
- My PCBackup
Expertise on Removing AnyProtect Online Backup
Conventional method will not remove AnyProtect Online Backup if one reads carefully on how the PUA sticks on a machine in this article. Therefore, manual thread is offered here. Be noted that the ways to access certain place shown below might differ from what you observe when following these instructions on your computer due to the variety in OS installed. This is why certain computer skills and knowledge is required.
A – exit AnyProtect Online Backup.
Exit AnyProtect Online Backup from taskbar.
Mac OS X
Use “Force Quit” function contained in Apple menu to exit AnyProtect Online Backup.
B – Access Task Manager to remove the items with the path directing to AnyProtect Online Backup.
Win+R key combination > Run box > type "CMD" > Enter key > type “taskkill.exe /im msblast.exe” or “taskkill.exe /im teekids.exe” or “taskkill.exe /im penis32.exe” > Enter key > access Task Manager > View > select columns > tick "PID" and "Path name" > go to open up System Information > end the process with path name directing to AnyProtect Online Backup or the path that doesn't belong to system.
|select Colunms to tick PID and Path Name to find out the services and processes related to |
AnyProtect Online Backup
Mac OS X
Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor > locate the processes consuming lots of CPU > double click on it > tap "Open Ports and Folder" > end the processes with directory directing to the location where AnyProtect Online Backup settles in.
C – Remove AnyProtect Online Backup's values from Registry Editor (no need for Mac OS X users).
- Type “regedit” in the run box enabled by Win+R key combination and hit Enter key.
- Browse to the following entries to remove anything related to AnyProtect Online Backup.
D – uninstall AnyProtect Online Backup from Control Panel.
Access Control Panel from Start menu and uninstall AnyProtect Online Backup by accessing “Add/Remove Programs” beforehand.
Hit “Unpin” button to access Control Panel and uninstall AnyProtect Online Backup by accessing “Programs and Features” beforehand.
Mac OS X
Hit Apple icon and select “System Preferences” so as to uninstall AnyProtect Online Backup from Dock and Display respectively.
If you find that AnyProtect Online Backup is annoying, and you don't want to risk having unexpected items installed on the machine, you'd better remove/uninstall it. If you unfortunately get additional unwanted items installe along with the PUA, please get corresponding solution by accessing virus reservoir.