How to remove Content Protector by Artex Management S.A.

Content Protector is an unwanted program published by Artex Management S.A. It is completely useless for you because it is designed purely to generate revenue to its developers by injecting ads or changing settings in browser. Here is the guide on how to get rid of Content Protector program and remove its traces from the browser. 

How to remove Content Protector

1. Kill Content Protector processes

Launch the Task Manager.

task manager windows 10

Go to Processes (or Details) tab.
Find contentprotector.exe process.
If you found the process of Content Protector right-click on it and select End Task.

Here is an example on how to end a process:

kill-process-windows10-06

2. Uninstall Content Protector

Find Content Protector published by Artex Management S.A.

Select the program and click Remove.

uninstall content protector

Warning! If there is no Content Protector in the list, look for its folder in C:\Program Files, C:\ProgramData and C:\Users using Windows search. You can usually uninstall such kind of unwanted programs by running uninstall.exe or uninst.exe file directly.

3. Remove all traces of Content Protector

Check your system using the latest version of AdwCleaner and kill all found malicious items:

remove content protector using adwcleaner utility

We also recommend to install Anti-Malware free and ensure that your PC is free of malware. It will remove the installer of Content Protector and other malicious programs:

remove content protector installer using MBAM

After you removed Content Protector

When your PC seems to be free from adware and unwanted programs such as Content Protector the main thing is not to get infected again. Here are some extra steps to ensure your safety:

1. Manually clear the folder where all adware installers are usually located:

C:\Users\Your-Name\AppData\Local\Temp\

2. Look through your Downloads folder and delete all recently downloaded files. We advise that you sort files by date:

delete content protector installer from downloads

3. Check shortcuts of all browsers following this guide:

fix browser shortcut

4. Inspect the list of extensions in all browsers. Remove unknown and suspicious extensions:

remove unwanted extension from browser 5. Restore browser settings: default search engine, startup pages and home page:

restore search in Chrome

restore startup pages

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