Palladium Pro (PalladiumPro) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
Palladium Pro, which is also known as PalladiumPro, is a new fake antivirus program. The program attempts to mimic Microsoft Security Essentials, which is a antivirus product by Microsoft. The virus is a clone of ThinkPoint.
Below is our recommended removal tool for Palladium Pro. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.
If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Palladium Pro with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Palladium Pro, try using Process Explorer. If the desktop is blank after you stop Palladium Pro, click the file tab in task manager and go to new task. Type in explorer.exe and press enter. That should load the desktop.
The user comments for ThinkPoint may provide insight into removing Palladium Pro since the viruses are similar.
It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Palladium Pro will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.
Common symptoms and characteristics of Palladium Pro and other rogue security programs include:
1. Palladium Pro is generally installed without user permission.
2. Palladium Pro uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.
Palladium Pro makes several attempts to scare the user into purchasing the program. For example, below is a warning the program displays -
“Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your privacy or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click ‘Show details’ to learn more.”
This warning is generally shown when opening programs on the computer and will say that the detected item is called Unknown Win32/Trojan.
Manual Palladium Pro Removal – In order to manually remove Palladium Pro, the processes associated with Palladium Pro must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Palladium Pro entered the computer.
Important: Before attempting to manually remove Palladium Pro, we recommend that the user read through comments posted by other users on how they removed specific fake antivirus programs since many fake antivirus programs are similar. These comments can be found by clicking here. These comments may provide additional information which may be useful in removing Palladium Pro. However, please use discretion since these specific comments pertain to other fake antivirus programs.
Stop Palladium Pro Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Palladium Pro Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\palladium.exe
Remove Palladium Pro Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\\Shell = %AppData%\palladium.exe
Remove Palladium Pro Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
Common Questions -
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If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips.
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