Manual Removal Guide for UtiledeProtection

The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "UtiledeProtection" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:
• malware

Description:
UtiledeProtection claims to be a rouge antispyware tool that tries to sell their license by showing fake problems to the user.
Removal Instructions:

To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
• Items named "Contacter le Service Clients.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\SysRep.url". • Items named "Désinstaller UtiledeProtection.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\unins000.exe".
• Items named "UtiledeProtection.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\SysRep.exe". Autorun: Please use Spybot-S&D, RunAlyzer or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries. • Entries named "ugescw" and pointing to "<$SYSDRIVE>\PROGRA~1\UTILED~1\ugescw.exe*".
• Entries named "UtiledeProtection" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\SysRep.exe". Installed Software List: You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries. • Products that have a key or property named "GESV_is1". Files: Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files. • The file at "<$PROFILES>\All Users\Application Data\utiledeprotection\Data\ac".
• The file at "<$PROFILES>\All Users\Application Data\utiledeprotection\Data\em". • The file at "<$PROFILES>\All Users\Application Data\utiledeprotection\Data\oid".
• The file at "<$PROFILES>\All Users\Application Data\utiledeprotection\Data\user". • The file at "<$APPDATA>\utiledeprotection\Logs\update.log".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\License.rtf". • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\Readme.rtf".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\rm.url". • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\sr.log".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\swupd.log". • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\SysRep.exe".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\SysRep.exe.cer". • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\SysRep.exe.Log".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\SysRep.exe.xml". • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\SysRep.url".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\transpaid.exe". • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\ugescw.exe".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\unins000.dat". • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\unins000.exe".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\urls.ini". • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\Res\Main.ico".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\Res\RecycleBin.ico". • The file at "<$DESKTOP>\UtiledeProtection.lnk".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If UtiledeProtection uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.
• The directory at "<$PROFILES>\All Users\Application Data\utiledeprotection". • The directory at "<$PROFILES>\All Users\Application Data\utiledeprotection\Data".
• The directory at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\UtiledeProtection". • The directory at "<$APPDATA>\utiledeprotection".
• The directory at "<$APPDATA>\utiledeprotection\Logs". • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection".
• The directory at "<\$PROGRAMFILES>\UtiledeProtection\Res".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If UtiledeProtection uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
• Delete the registry key "UtiledeProtection" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\".
• Delete the registry key "System Error Repair" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Purchased Products\".
• Delete the registry key "ugescw" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\".
• Delete the registry key "UtiledeProtection" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\".
If UtiledeProtection uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,