How to remove the MyOSProtect virus

Most antivirus programs identify MyOSProtect.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Heur.AdvML.C, and BitDefender identifies it as Gen:Variant.Adware.LoadShop.1.

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MyOSProtect.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MyOSProtect
MyOSProtect.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MyOSProtect belongs to software Web Protect for Windows by MyOSCompany.

Description: MyOSProtect.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MyOSProtect.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—common is C:\Program Files (x86)\PCTRunner\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Protect\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,317,096 bytes. 
The process runs as service MyOSProtect in the background. This service protects your computer from malicious websites and attacks while you are browsing the internet.
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with MyOSProtect.exe, you can uninstall the software Web Protect for Windows using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify MyOSProtect.exe related errors

Important: You should check the MyOSProtect.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If MyOSProtect has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving MyOSProtect issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active MyOSProtect process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the MyOSProtect.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

MyOSProtect.exe [all]