What is Malware Protection Live?

What is Malware Protection Live?

Malware Protection Live claim to be a free anti-malware application, but in reality it is nothing else but another potentially unwanted program (PUP) that fits the criteria of bloatware.

What is Malware Protection Live?

Your first clue should be the fact that you probably have no idea where Malware Protection Live came from. PUPs like it often come through the installers of other programs – usually free software or installers for popular known programs that are not obtained from the officially approved sites. These infected installers distribute a number of other applications – often without even informing the user of their intentions. If you want to make sure your computer doesn’t get infected by anything like Malware Protection Live in the future try to always select the advanced/full installation option when installing programs. Not only can you specify where the program will be installed, but you can also see what other applications the installer may try to sneak in.

Malware Protection Live is only good to drain your CPU cycles and memory and for nothing else

Analysts have examined what is Malware Protection Live and by all accounts it appears to be just the user interface window (which as you have probably noticed has nothing usable on it) attached to stolen bits of code to run scans on your computer. Malware Protection Live is utterly incapable of recognizing or removing ANY kind of malware and has failed to register the virus contained in files we know were infected. Despite of this the scan function of the program still drains system resources and constantly scans your computer. It is not yet verified what Malware Protection Live uses the data for, but it’s likely a part of some nefarious plan that will be revealed at a future date. In any case you DO NOT want this PUP on your computer for longer then the time necessary to remove it.

Malware Protection Live cannot be disabled – only removed

Careful examination of this PUP revealed very worrying behavior patterns. Malware Protection Live cannot be closed, the red window it shows is void of any buttons and you have absolutely no control over it – unlike legitimate anti-malware solutions. The only thing you can do is to minimize it to system tray. Simply uninstalling it from the control panel does not delete all system functions and files. Malware Protection Live is set to start on every start of your computer and to begin it’s scans. If you try to disable it manually through windows controls it just enables itself on its own. This is typical of malicious virus applications and it will slow down your computer’s start up time significantly. The subsequent scanning will also be a permanent drain on the memory and CPU of your computer. Malware Protection Live claims to speed up your PC by keeping it safe from malware, but in fact it does the exact opposite.


Name Malware Protection Live
Type Potentially Unwanted Program 
Detection Tool

What is Malware Protection Live? Removal Guide

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android , iPhone

About the author

Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.


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