How to remove (uninstall) Protection Fix Site

Protection Fix Site is a malicious tool, belonging to the adware family. The word stands for that Protection Fix Site’s sole aim is to display to you lots of dangerous ads on all websites, ignoring user's comfort or needs. It also means that if you invite suchlike program onto the device, you will, before long, try to eliminate it. It requires much more efforts and time to delete a suspicious tool than to evade it, therefore in our article, we’re going to explain to you how to make your device adware-free forever. Besides that, we will teach you the methods to delete the dangerous tools that have found the passage on the computer.

Protection Fix Site

Protection Fix Site is a perilous program, as we’ve already mentioned. Like all other kinds of advertising utilities, Protection Fix Site has some lines to follow and abides to them right along. They're not accidental, every Protection Fix Site’s move makes for another, and when you understand where to look – you might locate an advertising program right away. We’ll talk it over in a while, but in this one we're going to define how a customer can recognize adware before allowing it onto the workstation.

 

Undesired programs cannot be honest with potential customers and just say what they are. It would drop the penetration cases significantly if Protection Fix Site’s description honestly described what it does to customer's computer and how much pains it needs to remove it. “Our program was created to drown you in ads, hiding websites’ content and generating horrible user experience.” We believe that such a thing is not going to occur, so when you want to use any software – inspect it carefully to keep viruses off your system. Adware commonly applies disguises of various sorts of tools. Here are some examples:

  • Browser add-ons. Their announced purposes vary from quickening user's browser to adjusting access to super-tasty propositions in any niche. You can be sure, that any popular browser includes all tools you require to utilize it successfully. No doubt that there are lots of useful browser apps, but they are popular, and anyone can freely check if any of them suits your needs.
  • Software that helps to “unlock” websites, meaning that a user can access the site from a country where it's restricted. Suchlike tools are called VPN, and they're undoubtedly effective, and the most helpful ones are used by millions of people. If you're looking for a decent VPN – install a famous one.
  • System boosters. These ones are the slickest. System optimization tools are supposed to do for you the actions you may do by yourself, but simply don’t want to waste your time on them. Removing useless files, cache, waste of improperly uninstalled tools, invalid shortcuts, etc. Unfortunately, scammers realized that lots of people don't ever perform those actions, and cannot tell if the system optimizer is really good or not. It triggered an abundance of unwanted programs, which show vigorous performance and dummy logs, yet their only function is to show ads.

How Protection Fix Site works

We've already told you that each suspicious tool uses its own algorithm, and industriously follows it inside and out. The primal piece you shouldn't forget is that undesired tools aren't delivered one at a time. They usually come in small parties. An adware bundle means an installation file, including several utilities, only one of whose is good and the other ones aren’t. Such bundles could be seen on all file-sharing websites around the Web. This is why we keep explaining to everyone that they should install programs only from well-known websites: you're not going to get any viruses, purchasing a tool from a well-known website that looks after its customers.

Since an installation file is uploaded on a web page for public download, and someone downloads it, the infection phase comes. The package can't be opened before you run the installation process, and if you do – it strongly suggests you to choose an "easy" technique. It means to install everything. The majority users ignore that information, and automatically allow Protection Fix Site and some other dangerous programs onto the computer. To terminate adware on this stage, you should read everything that appears during installation of any programs.

The final phase is to prepare a victim’s PC for adware's aims. Protection Fix Site switches browser settings, changes the starting page address, and inserts more items to the system registry to interrupt you from removing Protection Fix Site in case you try to. These actions result in an abundance of pop-ups everywhere and, with time, the enfeebled browser will cease preventing other infections, and the workstation will be totally overwhelmed with malicious programs. If such an opportunity isn't suitable for you – you need to uninstall Protection Fix Site in a timely manner.

How to remove Protection Fix Site

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Protection Fix Site manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Protection Fix Site from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

You'd better fully understand that even as Protection Fix Site looks not highly dangerous, it inflicts injury over time, and the longer you ignore it, the more difficult it will be to remove it. We have two totally effective and tried methods to uninstall Protection Fix Site from your system: by-hand and software-based. The manual method is particularly convenient for users who have some Internet-literacy, and whose workstations aren’t completely infested by viruses. The software-based technique is less complicated and will deal with any number of viruses and needs no experience of any sort but, as you might have supposed, needs you to buy a powerful AV tool. To cope with Protection Fix Site uninstalling, we’ll offer you to try Spyhunter, a useful tool, which is being improved for ten years already. Spyhunter has plenty of current customers in multiple countries, and if you're interested in being one of them – push the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Protection Fix Site" and delete these elements

 

Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Disable notifications in the browser

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Site settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Privacy and Security
  • Notifications
  • Settings...
  • Remove suspicious websites

 

Opera browser

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to stop pop-ups

 

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