What is cntprot.exe, How to remove cntprot.exe

cntprot.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Name: cntprot
Filename: cntprot.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | Protection Center

Command: C:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Protection Center] “C:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe” -noscan

DDS Line:

uRun: [Protection Center] C:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

“Protection Center”=C:\Program Files\Protection Center\cntprot.exe

Description: core component of Protection Center. Protection Center is a rogue antispyware program.

How to remove: use the Protection Center removal instructions or the steps below.

1. Download fix.zip from here, unzip it. Double Click fix.reg and click YES for confirm. Reboot your computer.

2. Download TDSSKiller from here and unzip to your desktop. Open tdsskiller folder and right click to TDSSKiller, select Rename. Type something like 123myname and press Enter. Double click it and follow the prompts.

3. Download OTM by OldTimer from here and save to your desktop.
Run OTM, copy,then paste the following text in “Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved” window (under the yellow bar):

“Protection Center”=-

C:\Program Files\Protection Center


Click the red Moveit! button. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

3. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install, perform a scan and let it remove what it found. Reboot afterwards (important).

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