System Progressive Protection is a virus known as malware that pretends to be a real antivirus client. The trick this client attempts to pull of is to trick users that they have have 100’s of virus on the computer and that they now need to purchase the System Progressive Protection client in order to remove them. In just about all computer infected with this virus they will not be able to use and antivirus client to remove the threat because System Progressive Protection blocks them from installing and running. The way around this is to boot into safe mode with networking and run the antivirus software.
In a nut shell the way to kill of this virus threat is to stop the main executable from running. Finding the file name and where it is stored on your computer can be a very hard task. The above link does have the latest information on file names and file paths and should work well.
Before you start pulling your hair out we have a very simple trick for you to try. It’s called System Restore. It’s easy to use and often times undoes the virus install. Another idea is to log into a different account and run a full virus scan. It’s very common for only 1 user account to be infected while others show no sign.
Other information on this virus threat can be found at http://www.squidoo.com/workshop/system-progressive-protection
While we do like free anti-virus clients, no free client is as good as a paid version of the software. In many cases having the anti-virus client would of stop this kind of infection. Having your operating system and web browser up to date is also needed. Practising safe web browsing habits also help to eliminate getting infected with malware like System Progressive Protection.