If you are planning to install a new security application on your PC, know that ProtectPcs is not the program you are looking for. This tool is reported by security experts to be one of the latest computer infections, and it is targeting more and more computers every day. Even though this application will try to delude you into thinking it is genuine anti-malware software, remember that it can only take your money and turn your system into a complete mess. It will not warn you about any real threats. On the contrary, it is able even to make it possible for other malicious files to gain access to your system and try to deceive you into spending money on useless software.
ProtectPcs is spread via fake video codecs and program updates. If you happen to be redirected to some insecure or unknown web page, you may see a video there which requires a special codec to be installed in order to be able to watch the video. If you start downloading the codec, you will, in fact, transfer a virus to your PC and make it possible for the computer infection to enter your machine. When the application enters your system, it starts showing fake warnings and system errors. The information shown in them is not accurate, and it is aimed at misleading you into thinking there is a serious problem with your PC. ProtectPcs will also make a fake scan of your system, and its final results will claim that there are many infected files. The program will try to beguile you into thinking you have to remove these files as soon as possible. Not only that, but it will say that you can do that only with the help of its full version.
Do not be misled by these warnings and remember that they are tricks used to deceive you into paying for the bogus software.