StorageProtector Removal Guide

Do you know what StorageProtector is?

StorageProtector is a rogue anti-spyware program that may display fake warning messages and run a false malware detection in order to make you believe you're machine is infected with spyware. StorageProtector's deceptive advertising tactics are only an attempt to mislead you into buying the full version of the program. StorageProtector may install onto your machine through a Trojan that poses as a fake video codecs used to view porn videos.

Once StorageProtector finishes scanning you computer, it will report false positives and message will appear that prompts you to click the button to download the recommended software to remove the alleged spyware. That way you're persuaded to buy the StorageProtector program.

In non-techie terms: Distributors of trojans conduct illicit installation methods to extort money from you. Do not download free video codecs from questionable websites. You're only asking for trouble and the Trojan infection, as well as StorageProtector, can be difficult to remove.

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  • Youcef

    i didn't download and install storage protector , but i've got the messages only and some bugs , and i have 2 icons on the desktop : windows update an help and support center

  • Benko

    Same problem here.
    I am thinking of installing the thing and then remove it.
    Any thoughts??

  • specko

    Same problem here. How did you solve this problem? I am unable to install Smithfraudfix to my computer. If I go manually, I can`t find those files required to delete

  • Mike

    i didn’t download and install storage protector , but i’ve got the messages only and some bugs , and i have 2 icons on the desktop : windows update an help and support center. What can i do;

  • alan

    I can't remove it, when doing the smithfraudfix method - it never completes the removal of old files and doesn't reboot its self after removing the reg filles

    and when I do it manually all the things listed aren't on my hard drive BUT IT KEEPS ON COMING BACK AAGH

    any help would be appreciated

  • Rich

    Ditto to everything everyone else said. I'm having the same issues and when it gives the buggy program message my PC begins to freeze.

  • StorageProtector victim

    I think that they have a newer version of StorageProtector that's why we could'nt remove it!

  • Ben

    Hey all, I was in the same boat. I ended up downloading a program called combofix.exe ... if you google it there is info about it on a few sites, especially in relation to this whole StorageProtector thing. The program does warn you that it can technically mess up your computer if interrupted, etc, so be sure to do NOTHING, not even moving the mouse, after you start it. However, I ran it and now I don't have those two icons popping up anymore!!! I was sooooo happy when it was fixed.

  • jazzermonty

    combofix.exe seems to work. Smithfraudfix did nothing I'm afraid. This is a pretty serious virus and it seems to be spreading like wildfire. I have no idea where it came from. Weird thing is that it's my wife's laptop that got infected. She uses this for work and only ever browes 'legit' sites.

    Be afraid....very afraid

  • Niklas

    I couldnt get combofix running. Windows said it was not an win32 program. what should I do?

  • Mya

    Try not to run specialised tools without assistance, however, did ComboFix actually finish running? If so, attach the C:\ComboFix.txt log file. I'm don't know what problems you actually were having after running it.

    You may download Kaspersky and run the program which should have removed some of the problems. This will enable you to re-install HijackThis, AVG Spyware and Combofix and go through the removal techniqes which you were unable to access previously. This should solve your problem.

  • icq:158866224

    I found and remove storageprotector with Symantec antivirus, any other programs didn't help me.

  • Mick

    I had to reformat and start again - its the quickest option where storage protector is concerned