Uninstall Identity Protector (Removal Guide)

Identity Protector is an unacceptable computer tool or program that every user wishes to get rid of from their PC. It is deemed an invasive type of software that may be installed on the computer without the user’s full knowledge. This kind of malware is spreading on thousands of computers worldwide through Internet connection. Software exploits and vulnerabilities in Internet browser programs are believed to be exploited by Identity Protector to gain access to the target computer. Malicious links from social media sites and spam email messages also contributes to the delivery of Identity Protector onto victim’s PC.

How does it infect the computer?

Identity Protector and most rogue applications normally gets installed even without the consent from the computer users. In most instances, this rogue tool is downloaded and installed while bundled with various freeware such as media players, utilities, creativity apps, internet speed boosters, VPN apps, or fake software updates. Some call this type of installer “Bloatware” because a number of program will be installed on the computer with a single setup process. Hence, users have all the chances to exclude whatever is unnecessary if they only care to run the setup in Custom or Advanced mode.

What happens after the installation?

Once Identity Protector is running on the computer, it will begin to display fake warnings and pop-up alerts stating several issues on your computer, especially identity theft concerns. Obviously, these alerts are just ploy to deceive computer users and force them to pay for the registration.

Screenshot of Identity Protector Scanner

Unlike most rogue application, Identity Protector will never prompt user to purchase the full version. Instead, it will issue a registration page where the user needs to input personal data, including credit card details. These information will be used for future billing when using this product or contacting their technical support team.

What to do with the rogue Identity Protector?

As you can see, Identity Protector program was made to steal money from you using various method of deception. Never pay for this worthless program and execute the removal steps to eliminate this threat from the computer right away.

Identity Protector Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of rogue program on compromised Windows computers. Aside from removing the unwanted application, this guide is also helpful for deleting associated adware and malware. In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Step 1 : Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of adware like Identity Protector through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the database file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Identity Protector, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

Screenshot of Combo Cleaner PC

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Identity Protector hijacker, including all malicious objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the threat and malicious items linked to it.

Step 2 : End the running process of Identity Protector

1. On your keyboard, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to open Task Manager. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Windows Taskbar and click on Task Manager from the list.

2. When Task Manager opens, be sure that you are viewing the Processes tab. Select Identity Protector or a suspicious item. If it is in disguise as a different program, please take note of the malware name, as we will have to uninstall it later.

Screenshot of Task Manager

3. Next, click on End Task button located on the upper part of the window.

4. You may now close Task Manager and proceed with the next step.

Step 3 : Uninstall Identity Protector from Windows

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R. Type the appwiz.cpl command and click OK.

Screenshot of Run Command

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Screenshot of Program and Featires

3. Select Identity Protector or a recently installed suspicious entry from the list.

4. Click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

Step 4 : Verify by Running Sophos Home

Ensure that the computer is already free from adware, malware, or viruses by running another scan using Sophos. This is an effective antivirus tool that can detect malicious items other security software failed to identify.

1. Please click on the link below to download the program.

2. After downloading, locate the file SophosInstall.exe in the Downloads folder.

3. Install by double-clicking on the file.

4. If it prompts "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?" please click Yes.

5. Next, it will display the Terms and Conditions page. Click the Install button to begin.

Screenshot of Terms by Sophos Home

6. Run the installation with the default settings. Please note that an internet connection is required in order to download important updates.

7. After finishing the installation, you must login to the dashboard. If you already have a Sophos account, please login. Otherwise, please enter your details and click on the Create Account button.

8. Once you are in the Sophos Home console, click the Scan button to start checking the computer for Identity Protector components.

Screenshot of Sophos Home

9. Scanning may take a while; please wait for this process to finish.

10. After scanning the computer, Sophos Home will start cleaning or deleting files infected with Identity Protector.

11. You may now close Sophos Home. The computer is now free from Identity Protector, as well as associated malware and viruses.

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