System Progressive Protection

What You Will Find On This Page

1. System Progressive Protection Removal Video (Of Smart Fortress 2012 but it’s the exact same threat, just a different name)

2. System Progressive Protection Removal Guide

3. Software and Services to help you remove System Progressive Protection

System Progressive Protection is a false security client. This kind of a virus is known as malware. Once installed on a system it will show false and exaggerated scan results. You really do not have any of the viruses this client shows you. The client is the virus. The same is true for all the system warnings you get. This scam has been going on for years. In fact this exact client has been out before under several different names. They are Smart Fortress 2012, MS Removal Tool, Smart Protection 2012, Personal Shield Pro and Live Security Platinum

What is System Progressive Protection?

System Progressive Protection is a malware virus. This programs goal is to trick the user into purchasing the program

 How Did I get infected with System Progressive Protection?

In most cases users install the program thinking it’s something else like a video or software update. However users who do not have proper antivirus protection or the latest software updates for their web browser may have exploits that allow this software to install it’s self onto the computer.

Having a good antivirus client on the front end is a must in today’s world. does not recommend people use free antivirus clients because the paid version of the same software always offers so much more protection.

What is System Progressive Protection Doing to My Computer Right Now?

The main purpose of System Progressive Protection is to back the end user into a corner and force them to purchase the program. This is done by the virus blocking most other programs from running, by setting up a proxy sever to block internet access and to constantly show false error messages meant to scare the user into making a purchase of the client.

Some of the messages you may see are


Your’re in Danger!

Your Computer is infected with Spyware!

System Progressive Protection Warning

Your PC is infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.

Click here to activate protection.

System Progressive Protection Warning

Intercepting programs that may compromise your private and harm your system have been detected on your PC.

Click here to remove them immediately with System Progressive Protection.

Warning: Your computer is infected

Windows has detected spyware infection!

Click this message to install the last update of Windows security software…

System Progressive Protection

System Progressive Protection

» Download System Progressive Protection Removal Software

Our Guide below includes a step by step video to help teach you how to remove System Progressive Protection. We have also included a System Progressive Protection removal guide that shows you exactly what you need to do to delete this virus. It’s as easy to follow as we can make it and should work well for you.

We have also located a serial that may help with you registering the program to make it easier to remove:  Try the serial AA39754E-715219CE. May not work for every one.

System Progressive Protection Video for Windows 7 / Windows Vista

Remove Proxy Setting so You Can Connect to the Internet Again.

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System Progressive Protection Manual Removal Procedures

The very first thing you should focus on is to stop a single file on your computer from running. Once this is done you are almost home free.

The virus name is like the below (See Video for Guidance)

  • [random].exe ( Example is rgt3kGdEd01804.exe ) Your file trace will be named different.

Here are several ways to stop this threat

A. Browse to the file location shown below under File Locations and re-name the file first and then restart your computer. Then browse to that file location again and delete the file. You can not delete a file while it is in use.

B.  Boot into Safe Mode and delete the file. Again look at the file path below. You can also boot into “safe mode with networking” and download SpyHunter. You will be able to install it and run the virus scan. Learn how to boot into safe mode here

C: Log-into another users account and see if you can delete the file. Again use the File Locations below to locate the file

E:  Start the Task Manager the very second you login and terminate the process that way.

F: Use the command line to kill the task and then delete the file using the File Locations below. This is a little more advanced but we have a guide on this on

File Locations

Take note that the below file locations contain hidden files and folders. For instance the AppData folder is a hidden folder. In order to view these folders you will need to show hidden files and folders. Learn how to at

Windows XP:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe
  • New Path C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data

Windows Vista/7:

  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters ]\[random characters].exe
  • New Path C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local
  • New Path C:\ProgramData\[random characters]\[random characters].exe (Please NOTE  ProgramData is a hidden folder)

Once you have deleted the above executable, System Progressive Protection will no longer be running. At this time you need to run a full virus scan. RUN THE  SCAN!. We recommend wither SpyHunter. You need to ensure no other viruses are on your computer.  So many people skip this very simple step.  Take an extra few min tues and ensure you have all the viruses removed.

If you can’t seem to delete this virus you can hire a professional to help. We recommend

System Progressive Protection Registry Removal Procedures

We do not recommend editing the registry manually. It is better to just use an antivirus client or a registry cleaner. In many cases nothing needs to be done here because you have already deleted the virus executable.

  • KEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce “[random]”

System Progressive Protection Directories:


  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random]
  • New Path C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data

Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters ]\[random characters].exe
  • New Path C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local
  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters]\

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  1. 6.8 rating out of 4 votes. Come one now. The guide includes a video that shows you exactly what steps you need to take to remove this threat. Looks like we have 1 hater out there who ranked the guide super low.

  2. Elaine of Ashland OR says

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Whoever you are, You Rock! I was very frustrated and confused at first glance of your website, but found what I needed to rid my computer of this crappy virus all myself. You saved me so much time, money and hours of frustration.
    Blessings Upon You All!!!!!

  3. It is very helpful. Thank you so much!

  4. What if I am not allowed to change the name of the currupt file? HELP!

    • Great Question!

      You have a few different options.

      1. Take ownership of the file so you can re-name it. work on Windows 7/Vista/XP

      2. You system restore and restore your computer to a time before you had the virus. Does not always work but easy to do and worth a shot.

      If you are stilling having issues just write us back.

  5. Thank you soo much! Just saved me $150 AWESOME

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