Information about Protective Antivirus 2015

Protective Antivirus 2015 is a rogue antivirus program that masquerades itself as a genuine one. Protective Antivirus 2015 can do nothing good but swindle money out of you. Do not be fooled by its seemingly legitimate appearance and its similarity to Windows Defender.

Protective Antivirus 2015 is a completely fake anti-malware program that tries to scare you by creating an impression that your computer is fraught with dangerous infections. As soon as Protective Antivirus 2015 is installed, it performs a scan that supposedly reveals that there are various kinds of malware programs on your system. Obviously, you would have to attain the full version of Protective Antivirus 2015, costing $129.99, to remove the bogus infections it detects. Not surprisingly, the full version is either nonexistent or is completely useless even if it does exist, so paying for it would be a complete waste of money.

Protective Antivirus 2015 might seem to be an impossible task because it blocks executable files and prohibits the access to the task manager, thus creating the impression that the only way to save your computer is to purchase the full version of this rogue anti-malware program. You should not be intimidated by this, as it is definitely not impossible to get rid of Protective Antivirus 2015. You can find detailed deletion guidelines in the video.

Other Effective Guides to Remove Protective Antivirus 2015

There are two removal instructions for Protective Antivirus 2015. Please read the page below.

  • Guide one: Manual Removal Instruction on Your Own

Step 1: Restart the computer and put it in Safe mode with Networking.

Restart the computer and start hitting F8 key repeatedly when PC is booting up again; if successfully, Safe mode options will show up on the screen for you to select. Please use arrow keys to highlight Safe mode with Networking option and hit enter key. System will be loading files into this mode afterward.


Step 2. Navigate to Windows Service to end Protective Antivirus 2015 service.  

For Windows7/vista/XP

Hold down Win key and R key together to enable Run dialogue box.

Input “services.msc” and hit Enter key will lead you to the Windows Services window.

Check the enabled services respectively by right clicking on them for the inspection on Path to the Executable.

Disable/Remove the ones with Path to the Executable directing to Protective Antivirus 2015.

For Windows 8

At Start screen, click open Windows Explorer.

Go into Administrative Tools and access Windows Service through a Services icon.

Check the enabled services respectively by right clicking on them for the inspection on Path to the Executable.

Disable/Remove the ones with Path to the Executable directing to Protective Antivirus 2015.

Step 3. Remove hidden files and folders.

For Windows 7/XP/Vista

Go to Control Panel through Start menu and navigate to “Tool”.

Please then click open Folder Options to hit View tab.

Tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) will you show hidden items.

For Windows 8

Open Windows Explorer again to locate View tab.

Tick File name extensions and Hidden items options to unveil hidden items.

Remove all the folders/files related to Protective Antivirus 2015 as follows:

  • C:\WINDOWS\Temp
  • C:\Program Files\ HBClient
  • %systemroont%Downloaded Program Files
  • C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Temp\
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet File

Step 4. Check your manual removal with RegCure Pro.

RegCure Pro is a useful tool that may help you check if you have removed all the traces of Malware Defender 2015. It will scan and optimize your PC as well so that your computer is better protected. You are welcomed to follow the guide below and install it.

1. Click the icon to download RegCure Pro.


2. Click “Yes” to run the profile.

3. Click “Next Button” and finish the installation process.

4. After installation, run the RegCure Pro and scan your computer for errors by making a system scan.

5. After scanning, choose the items you want to clean and fix.

NOTE: In case you can not remove Malware Defender 2015 with the manual instruction or you are too busy to remove it on your own, you can choose the automatic removal guide below.

  • Guide two: Automatic Removal Instruction with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is an adaptive real-time spyware detection and removal tool to remove Malware Defender 2015. Please read the instruction below.

Step 1. Click the download button below.


Step 2. After finishing downloading, click Run to install SpyHunter step by step.


Step 3. After finishing installing, SpyHunter will scan and diagnose your entire system automatically.

Step 4. As the scanning is complete, all detected threats will be listed out. Then, you can click on “Fix Threats” to remove all of the threats found in your system.

Final Tips

Malware Defender 2015 is totally a malicious rogue software. Hope that you can completely remove it manually by the instructions above. If you have difficulty in removing it or you need a better way to get rid of it, please feel free to download SpyHunter.

If you need a dual protection for your computer, you can download and install RegCure Pro to scan and optimize you computer.

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