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Should I remove ASUS Security Protect Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,999
United States Rank #32,809
Reach 0.0152%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.76 days
818.81 days >
Average installed length: 430.22 days


VersionDistribution 4.23% 62.44% 27.70% 2.35% 0.47% 0.47% 0.94% 1.41%

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ASUS Security Protect Manager

What is ASUS Security Protect Manager?

ASUS Security Protect Manager increases system security through the use of Multifactor AuthenticationPolicy. A system administrator can assign multifactor authentication policies to other users and adminis-trators. Multifactor authentication policies define authentication methods and credentials that are requiredto log on to the system and ASUS Security Protect Manager. Authentication methods include password,TPM password, fingerprint, smart card, or virtual token. Policy can force single or multiple authentica-tion methods or can let the user select from a defined list of authentication methods.

About  (from ASUS)

ASUS Security Protect Manager improves system security and productivityby consolidating user passwords and network accounts within a single dataunit called User Identity. Strong Multifactor Authentication and encryptionprotect User Identity and allow secure and convenient access to registeredapplications after logon to...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS Security Center\ASUS Security Protect Manager\
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\ASUS Security Center\ASUS Security Protect Manager\Bin\SetupHelper.dll",ExecMain /Uninstall {D8D4AF9A-6ADE-4B14-A7F5-BA
Estimated size: 18.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS Security Protect Manager

  • brand.dll (by ASUSTeK Computer) - Cognizance Identity Manager (ASUSTeK Branding Module)
  • ASRunDll.exe (by Microsoft)
  • ASChnl.dll (by Cognizance) - Secure Communication Channel
  • asghost.exe (by Cognizance) - Global Virtual Card Host
  • ASPanel.dll - Cognizance Client Application
  • ASPanel.exe
  • ASSvcSnp.dll - Services and Applications Snapin
  • ASTray.exe - Cognizance Tray Icon Utility
  • ASVAM.dll - High Level Integration Interface
  • ASWallet.dll (by Bioscrypt) - e-Wallet Service
  • ASWLNPkg.dll - Winlogon notification handler
  • AuthWiz.dll - Cognizance Client Authentication Module
  • BioAPIAuth.dll - Bioscrypt Authentication Method
  • BioAuth.dll - Biometric Authentication Method
  • ItAdminConsole.dll - Identity & Access Management
  • ItDAC.dll - Directory Access Component
  • ItTalPKCS.dll - HP PKCS11 provider
  • ittalsnap.dll - Identity Distribution Extension
  • ASBioAT.dll - AuthenTec Fingerprint SDK Wrapper
  • ASBioByt.dll - Bioscrypt Core SDK EE Wrapper
  • ASBioSG.dll - SecuGen FDx SDK Wrapper
  • ASBioSi.dll - Siemens ID Device SDK Wrapper
  • ASSock.dll - Cognizance Virtual Channel
  • ASTSVCC.dll - Cognizance Identity and Access Management (Terminal Services Virtual Channel Client)
  • BioAPIAuthSrv.dll - Bioscrypt Authentication Server Agent
  • BioAuthSrv.dll - Biometric Authentication Server Agent
  • ItAPS.dll - Application Protection Service
  • ItAuth.dll - Authenticaion Server
  • ItClient.dll - SSO Hook Module
  • ItEncryptedDisk.dll - Encrypted Disks Manager
  • ItIEAddIn.dll (by Bioscrypt) - SSO IE Listener
  • ItMsg.dll - Common Messages and Images
  • ItPackage.exe - Self-extracted encrypted package
  • ItPackageExt.dll - Shell extension for self-extracted encrypted package
  • ItReports.dll - Report Manager
  • ItRPC.dll - Remote Process Calling Library
  • ItSSO.dll - Single Sign On Engine
  • ittal.dll - Tokens Abstraction Layer
  • ItEncrypt.dll - File Encryption
  • ItVCard.dll - Virtual Card Provider
  • ItVCClient.dll - Cognizance Client Engine

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • ASRunDll.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (WinampMTPHandler).
Internet Explorer BHO
  • ItIEAddIn.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ASUS Security Protect Manager' with the class of {DF21F1DB-80C6-11D3-9483-B03D0EC10000}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • ASWallet.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'ASUS Security Protect Manager User e-Wallet' with a class of {1009C944-97D5-44A9-9E32-DFF54F498968}.
Scheduled Task
  • ASRunDll.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SpeedyPC Registration3' (runs daily at 18:00).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ASRunDll.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'uprkr' and executes as rundll32.exe ",RetrieveKey.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ASTSVCC.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CognizanceTS' which loads as rundll32.exe C:\Program Files1\ASUSSE~1\ASUSSE~1\Bin\ASTSVCC.dll,RegisterModule.
  • ASRunDll.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTMasterOnOffMonitor' which loads as Rundll32.exe CTMWatch.dll StartCTMasterOnOffWatch.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • asghost.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\Bin\asghost.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.12 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001028429%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005540%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004745%
0.015104% average
Memory:12.29 MB
Total CPU:0.0198640175%
Kernel CPU:0.01352320%
User CPU:0.00634082%
I/O reads/min:415 Bytes
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes

How do I remove ASUS Security Protect Manager?

Quickly and completely remove ASUS Security Protect Manager from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ASUS Security Protect Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ASUS Security Protect Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ASUS Security Protect Manager.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ASUS Security Protect Manager you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 62%
Win 8 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 73.71%
Windows 7 14.08%
Windows XP 11.27%
Windows 8 0.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 57.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.27%
Windows Vista Business 8.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.51%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.71% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 11.71%
  France 11.26%
  United States 10.36%
  Germany 9.91%
  Australia 7.66%
  Italy 4.95%
  Spain 4.50%
  Canada 3.15%
  Czech Republic 3.15%
  Poland 3.15%
  Portugal 2.70%
  Russia 2.70%
  Sweden 2.25%
  Netherlands 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 96.24%
Dell 2.26%
American Megatrends 1.50%
Common models
ASUSTeK M51Va 6.86%
ASUSTeK M51Vr 5.39%
ASUSTeK M70Vn 5.39%
ASUSTeK M50Vm 5.39%
ASUSTeK M50Vn 4.41%
ASUSTeK F8P 3.43%

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer, also often called ASUS is a computer hardware & electronics company.
Publisher URL: www.asus.com


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