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Should I remove Protectium?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.70 days
256.72 days >
Average installed length: 134.89 days


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What is Protectium?

Protectium (Resoft) is a Chromium based web browser that is designed to deliver advertisements and search modifications via SimilarSites.

From the privacy policy: "In order to facilitate, improve, refine, personalize and match the identification and presentation of our products and SimilarSites.com results to your browsing preferences and habits, we collect information regarding your use of our Product including URL and Statistical Information of websites you may be browsing while Product is installed ("Browsing History"), and together with the Statistical Information "Non-Personal Information")."

About  (from Pinwid Ltd)

Protectium provides Users, inter alia, secure web browser. With Protectium you can browse and feel secure more than ever. Without tracking and all those heavy ads you will browse with Protectium much faster. Protectium prevent others from tracking your browsing and search.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Protectium.
Protectium.exe (af60d9099288b19cd1f668eac484eab0) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3285 Pindi
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Smartbar.71
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PinWid
URL: www.protectium.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\protectium\navigator
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Protectium\Navigator\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Protectium

Program executable:Protectium.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Protectium.exe - Protectium (Protecium)
  • uninst.exe
  • Extensions.crx

How do I remove Protectium?

Quickly and completely remove Protectium from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Protectium 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 Protectium, 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 Protectium.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Protectium you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  United Kingdom 11.76%
  Brazil 5.88%
  Israel 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Samsung 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
Viglen DQ57TM 25.00%
LENOVO 6073A2U 25.00%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 25.00%


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