Remove AnyProtect – Unwanted Software (Removal Guide)

By | February 10, 2014

remove anyprotect malwareIn this case we write a article about the removal instruction for AnyProtect. Do notice that AnyProtect is not a virus or adware. But it does act like a Potentially Unwanted Program. We got a lot of questions from customers who installed AnyProtect on their computer without notice. This is because AnyProtect comes bundled with known adware contained custom installers from Download.com and CNET. The CNET custom installer is where we got AnyProtect installed. If you try to decline AnyProtect during installation of the free software you are trying to download, the whole installation quits. Even the free software is not installed. This behavior might vary from customs installer.

You are being forced to install the offered application if you want to try the free software you originally trying to install. Therefor this removal instruction for AnyProtect.

Also we added 3 free tools to remove additional offered adware that is also forced to be installed onto your computer. We use AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal tool for detection and removal of adware on your computer system and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove any left over infections. Both AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool are known adware removal tools and just as MalwareBytes Anti-Malware completely free of charge.

Remove AnyProtect (Uninstall instructions)

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Notice: there isn't any software in this instruction that requires any payment or subscription in order to remove any malware from your computer. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is shareware, which means if you need real-time protection and more premium features, it requires a payment after 14 days trial. However detecting and removing malware with the Free version is totally free and stays free. (more information)

It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

STEP 1 – Remove AnyProtect Windows XP or Windows 7

  • Select Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Goto Programs
  • Select Uninstall a program

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Search for AnyProtect from CMI Limited and click the Uninstall button

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* Basically search for any recent installed software you don’t know or trust

Remove AnyProtect from Windows 8

Drag your mouse to the right edge of the screen. Goto Search and type “Control Panel
Select Control Panel on the left.

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Goto ProgramsUninstall a program

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Search for AnyProtect from CMI Limited and click the Uninstall button

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Basically search for any recent installed software you don’t know or trust

STEP 2 – Remove Additional Adware using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.

Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

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AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

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AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

STEP 3 – Clean your computer with using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

  • Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • Perform a Quick Scan
  • when scan is done, right click in the results and select “Check all items
  • Click “Remove Selected” button

Remove malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free

  • Reboot your computer
  • Enjoy a malware free computer.
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