takeown /f  "C:\Program Files (x86)\AlibabaProtect
sc delete AlibabaProtect

I ran the above and killed "Alibaba PC Safe Service" via Task Manager. Then I ran the following:

rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files (x86)\AlibabaProtect"

Both the service and folder were successfully removed. However, after I rebooted the PC, both came back. How can I remove them permanently?

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    Stop the service, disable the service, kill the process, then try to delete the folder. – LPChip Oct 29 '18 at 15:27
  • Also, see if you can't just uninstall this from the Control Panel. Often it has an uninstaller. – LPChip Oct 29 '18 at 15:28
  • Are you running an elevated command prompt? – spikey_richie Oct 29 '18 at 16:12
  • Mark the service in the Services applet as Disabled, reboot and delete it. – harrymc Oct 29 '18 at 18:27
  • I have edited my question. Please read it again. – Matthew Wai Oct 30 '18 at 4:33

I just found that the problem can simply be solved by deleting the "AliUpdater" task on Task Scheduler. AliUpdater will download and install everything again.

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