This is an undesirable program.
This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.
If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.
Zlob Trojan which installs the VirusProtect 3.8
rogue anti-spyware program. This program displays fake security alerts stating that your computer has a security problem and then downloads and install VirusProtect onto your computer without permissions. This Trojan pretends to be a fake video codec required to watch videos online.
This startup entry is started automatically via the following Windows Registry keys:
Under that key will be a value containing the listed CLSID which can be found under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\ and contains the filename that is to be loaded.
%System% is a variable that refers to the Windows System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, or C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista/7.
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