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Monday, November 17, 2014

How to Get Rid of MyOSProtect.dll - Removal Tips

If you get the error popup reads "C:windows\system32\MyOSProtect.dll is either not designed to run on windows or contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system admin or the software vender for support", that means your computer is infected some malware. Read this post, you can get more information.

Description of MyOSProtect.dll

MyOSProtect.dll is developed by MyOSCompany according to the MyOSProtect.dll version information. MyOSProtect.dll is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\system32\' folder.  If your computer is infected with MyOSProtect.dll, it will disable your web browser. You can not connect to the Internet or surf the website as you usually did. You will also get many pop-up ads on your screen. No matter what the browser it is, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, Yahoo, Bing, Opera, Safari.

The following is the available information on MyOSProtect.dll:

Product name:     MyOSProtect.dll
Company name:   MyOSCompany
Comments:     MyOSProtect.dll
Product version:
File version:

With MyOSProtect.dll, you cannot use the computer properly. Moreover, with this vulnerability on the computer, other malware can easy get into the computer, such as adware, rogue programs, Trojan horse, spyware or other viruses.  You should remove MyOSProtect.dll as soon as possible.  It is highly recommended to scan your computer with a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter to check out the problem in details and remove the Infection. You can refer to the guide as follow.

Solutions to remove MyOSProtect.dll 

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove MyOSProtect.dll:

1. Remove MyOSProtect.dll manually.
2. Remove MyOSProtect.dll by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Instructions to Get Rid of MyOSProtect.dll

Method 1: MyOSProtect.dll Manual Deletion

Step 1: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2: Remove unwanted extension or add-ons from your browsers.

Internet Explorer

1) Start Internet Explorer and choose “Tools “>”Manage add-ons”.
2) Choose “Toolbars and Extensions”, then find and remove related programs.

3) Restart browser to complete the whole process.

Mozilla Firefox

1) Start Firefox and choose” Tools” > “Add-ons”> ‘Extensions’.
2) Search for related items and remove them.

3) Restart Firefox to complete the process.

Google Chrome

1) Open Google Chrome and click on “Wrench” or “bar” icon in top right corner.
2) Choose “Settings” > “Extensions”, then find and delete add-ons.

3) Restart the browser to complete the whole process.

Step 3: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of MyOSProtect.dll and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: Manual removal MyOSProtect.dll refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you optimize the computer.

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