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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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1.15.416.1 81.82%
1.15.324.4 18.18%

Protection Suite


Protection Suite is a software program developed by WhiteSky. The most common release is 1.15.416.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 23.47 MB (24,607,242 bytes). The installed file DotNetUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.whitesky.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Protection Suite
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Protection Suite\Uninstall\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Protection Suite\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 23.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Protection Suite

  • NativeBHO.dll - CGPS (Browser helper)
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • WhiteSky.Services.FeatureControl.dll - WhiteSky.Services.FeatureControl
  • SplashWindow.exe - Constant Guard Protection Suite
  • Caliburn.Micro.dll (by Blue Spire Consulting) - Caliburn.Micro (Caliburn Micro)
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • CommonDotNET.dll - ID Vault
  • CppUtils.dll
  • IdVault.BHO.dll
  • IdVault.Browser.Manager.dll
  • IDVault.exe
  • IdVaultCore.dll
  • IDVaultSvc.exe
  • IDVaultSvcLib.dll
  • PluginCore.dll
  • Plugins.ConnectLite.dll
  • WebServiceProxies.dll
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • DotNetUpdate.exe
  • IDVault.XmlSerializers.dll
  • IdVaultCore.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • IDVaultSvc.exe runs as a service named 'IDVault Service' (IDVaultSvc) "IDVault process monitoring service.".

How do I remove Protection Suite?

Quickly and completely remove Protection Suite from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Protection Suite 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 Protection Suite, 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 Protection Suite.

Win 8 64%
Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 63.64%
Windows 7 36.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 27.27%
Windows 10 Pro 18.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 8.1 18.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Dell 33.33%
Toshiba 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 10.00%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 10.00%
HP G60 Notebook PC 10.00%
Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H 10.00%
Gateway NV53A 10.00%


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