How to Remove Cyber Protection Center | Removal Guide

Cyber Protection Center is related to Cyber Security (see how to remove cyber security). These are rogue antivirus applications that will generate many warnings and error messages on your system claiming (falsely) that your system is infected with countless virus and trojan infected files. In reality, Cyber Protection Center may be the biggest threat on your system. They attempt to mimic the windows security center and claim that you are missing a vital antivirus program and of course, Cyber security is what your system is lacking. Please do not follow Cyber Protection Centers advice on installing Cyber Security. Instead please read on for how to remove Cyber Protection Center.

First off you may want to try to uninstall Cyber Protection Center via the add/remove programs feature in the Control Panel. Even if this works successfully I would proceed with a download and install of malwarebytes antimalware (and scan the system with that) as well as a trusted antivirus such as AVG/avira/trend micro or another online scanner would work as well.

You can find a download link to malwarebytes antimalware on the virus removal toolkit page and while you are there you may wish to download process explorer while you are there. (You may have cause to use it in the removal process and it can be a handy utility to have anyway.)

When you download malwarebytes antimalware you may have trouble installing it. If you do, try the following tricks 1) rename the installer file from mbam-setup.exe to something else (easyname.exe) and retry the install/update and run a full scan. 2) reboot into safe mode and then re-attempt the install of malwarebytes and update (you need safe mode with networking for the update) and then scan. 3) follow with the next manual removal step which is to kill off the running processes associated with Cyber Protection Center and then re-attempt your install of malwarebytes antimalware.

The following processes are associated with Cyber Protection Center and should be killed off using the task manager. If you are unable to launch the task manager you could try the following steps. 1) copy the task manager executable file (taskmgr.exe) paste it elsewhere and rename it. Then try to launch it. 2) Use process explorer to kill off the following process:


The following files and folders are associated with Cyber Protection Center and should be deleted for a manual removal of cyber protection center:

%docs%\All Users\Start Menu\CS
%docs%\All Users\Start Menu\CS\Computer Scan.lnk
%docs%\All Users\Start Menu\CS\Cyber Security.lnk
%docs%\All Users\Start Menu\CS\Help.lnk
%docs%\All Users\Start Menu\CS\Registration.lnk
%docs%\All Users\Start Menu\CS\Security Center.lnk
%docs%\All Users\Start Menu\CS\Settings.lnk
%docs%\All Users\Start Menu\CS\Update.lnk
%%docs%\%user%\%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\CS.lnk
%docs%\%user%\Desktop\Cyber Security.lnk
%progfiles%\Common Files\CSUninstall
%progfiles%\Common Files\CSUninstall\Uninstall.lnk

Even after a complete removal of cyber protection center I would still download and install, update and run malwarebytes antimalware as well as install and scan with a trusted antivirus (again an online scan (or two) might be a good choice or AVG/avira/etc.)

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