How to remove Protection?

Why should I avoid Protection virus? 

A browser hijacker called Protection (also known as Search.newtabmediasearch.com) might take over the homepage, the new tab, and the default search provider on Firefox and Chrome browsers with your permission. Usually the website is set as your homepage and search provider without asking for your permission on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. Unfortunately, it affects all browsers installed on the computer. Alas it is annoying and even dangerous for the end users. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to implement the removal of an undesirable search engine, especially when it is closely associated with a Trojan.


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The experts who have been investigating this virus have also pointed out some more serious issues of this application. However, in most cases this hijacker does not ask for direct permission. Most commonly ads by Protection are displayed on e-commerce sites, eBay, Amazon or other and may offer you to obtain particular products for a relatively small price. Speaking about its infiltration, it’s an ordinary browser hijacker that relies on a distribution method that has already been used for many years and is known as a successful way of transmitting several programs in one pack. Sadly, while some websites promoted via this search engine may be secure, some of Protection redirects can  Before doing so, it is recommended to make a small research about your needed program by reading End-User License Agreement, Privacy Policy and comments of other users. That’s why you should select only custom or advanced installation of the freeware that allows seeing what is hiding inside your freeware or shareware.

Why is it so important to perform Protection removal ASAP?

When trying to stop redirections to Protection.com and remove Protection virus, you should start with a full system’s scan. Don’t forget to update these programs before a search! Keep in mind that the most of Protection search outcomes are filled with deceptive links as well, so you should not expect to reach relevant information sources by clicking on these results. All in all, all the unwanted activities of this hijacker may lead to browser’s slowdowns and crashes. Therefore, if an ad-supported program is on board, you are never really safe anytime you go surfing the web. In some cases, sites like that could be running an arbitrary code execution exploit, which can trigger a remote installation of some unwanted or even malicious program.

Although at first glance Protection looks like any other search engine, unfortunately it doesn’t work as a regular search provider. It even says on the fake toolbar at the top of the page that this search engine provides “results by Bing” to emphasize it more. You just need to download it, update its database and then run a full system scan. This is why the developers of such PUPs intentionally hide their malicious creations within the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation modes. This hijacker does not offer reliable services, and you could put your security at risk by using it. Scan with Anti-Malware Tool as it identifies such programs quite well.

Can I remove this browser hijacker without an anti-spyware program?

Many hijackers and adware like searchbomb virus install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. Please check out the manual removal instructions below and uninstall Protection long with all the other applications (such as Wajam) from your computer. It is not illegal because technically you allow Protection to monitor you when you install this program, but it is very likely that users seldom realize what they agree to when they install freeware. If you are interested in how you can prevent any PUP from entering your computer, keep in mind these recommendations. Programmers add additional applications to free programs that are distributed through file-sharing sites. However, during basic setups, this list not even made visible to users. By definition such software is considered as an adware.

Download Removal Toolto remove Protection

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.

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Learn how to remove Protection from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Protection

a) Windows 10/8

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner.
  2. Find Control Panel and click on it. win7-win8-start-control-panel How to remove Protection?
  3. Double-click Programs and Features. control-panel-programs How to remove Protection?
  4. Choose which program you want gone, and press Uninstall. uninstall-program How to remove Protection?

b) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press the start button.
  2. Press Settings, then Control Panel. win-xp-startmenu How to remove Protection?
  3. Click Programs and Features. win-xp-control-panel How to remove Protection?
  4. Choose which program you want gone, and press Uninstall. win-xp-add-remove-program How to remove Protection?

c) Mac OS X

  1. Finder (should be the first icon in your dock) → Applications. mac-os-x-go-menu How to remove Protection?
  2. Find all programs you want deleted, and drag them to the trash icon. mac-os-x-applications How to remove Protection?
  3. Alternatively, you can also right-click on them and choose Move to Trash.
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and press Empty Trash.

Step 2. Uninstall Protection from browsers

a) Delete Protection from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and access the menu (the gear icon).
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. Access Toolbars and Extensions, and disable all unwanted extensions.ie-extensions How to remove Protection?
  4. Press Close.

b) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and access the menu (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. In the Internet Options window, delete the set homepage and put in the one you wish to use.ie-home-page How to remove Protection?
  4. Press Apply.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and access the menu (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Press Reset in Reset Internet Explorer settings. ie-reset How to remove Protection?
  5. A window will appear asking to confirm your choice. Check the box next to Delete personal settings and press Reset.

d) Delete Protection from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings → More Tools → Extensions.
  2. Press the Trash logo for all questionable extensions.chrome-extensions How to remove Protection?
  3. You can also disable an extension by unchecking the box that says Enabled.

e) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. 1. Menu → Settings.
  2. 2. Press Set pages, located below On startup.
  3. 3. Remove the unwanted site and type the URL of the one you wish to have as your homepage.chrome-set-pages How to remove Protection?
  4. Press OK.
  5. Go back to Settings, and select Manage search engines, located below Search.chrome-search How to remove Protection?
  6. Delete all but your preferred search engines. Press Done.

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings → Show advanced settings. chrome-reset How to remove Protection?
  2. Press Reset. Press Reset again after you read the warning in the new window.

g) Delete Protection from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Menu → Add-ons → Extensions
  2. Remove all suspicious extensions. Alternatively, you can disable them by pressing the Disable button next to the extension.firefox-extensions How to remove Protection?

h) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options.
  2. In the Home Page field, enter the homepage of your choice. Alternatively, press Restore to Default.firefox-settings How to remove Protection?

i) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help (the question mark at the bottom of the menu).
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-reset How to remove Protection?
  3. Select Refresh Firefox. Press Refresh Firefox again in the new window.
 

j) Delete Protection from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Launch Microsoft Edge, and access the More menu (the three dots at the top right corner).edge-menu-settings How to remove Protection?
  2. Press Settings, and then Choose what to clear.edge-settings How to remove Protection?
  3. Select all the items you want to delete, press Clear.edge-clear-data How to remove Protection?
  4. Access Task Manager by pressing Ctrl, Alt, Delete together, and choosing Task Manager.
  5. Access the Processes tab, right-click on the Microsoft Edge process, click Go to details. If that option is not available, click More details. task-manager How to remove Protection?
  6. End all Microsoft Edge processes by right-clicking on them and selecting End Task.
(Method 2)
We suggest you make copies of your data before you proceed with this method. 1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. 2. Delete all folders there. 3. Press the start button, find the search box and enter Windows PowerShell. 4. When it's found, right-click on it and choose Run as administrator. edge-reset How to remove Protection? 5. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell opens, copy and paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>, press Enter.  

k) Delete Protection from Safari

1. Launch Safari. 2. Safari → Preferences → Extensions. safari-extensions How to remove Protection? 3. Uninstall all unwanted extensions. You can also disable them by unchecking the box next to Enable.

l) Delete Safari history and Cache

1. Safari → Clear History. Select the time frame and press Clear History. safari-history How to remove Protection? 2. Safari → Preferences → Advanced. 3. Check the box at the bottom that says Show Develop menu in menu bar. safari-clear How to remove Protection? 4. Develop (it will appear between Bookmarks and Window) → Empty Caches. If resetting your browsers does not solve the problem, download anti-spyware software and scan your computer for threats. If something is found, delete it.

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