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What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,945
United States Rank #38,002
Reach 0.0058%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 263.46 days
715.22 days >
Average installed length: 375.79 days

SProtector 1.46

What is SProtector?

SProtector has been seen being bundled with various know adware programs including ContinueToSave, Search Assistant, JustBrowse, BrowseToSave, EasyLife Search and AppsAreFun. It has been detected as 'malware' by multiple antivirus products. TrendMicro classifies it as TROJ_GEN.RCBH1L8. ESET calls it a variant of Win32/SProtector.A. QuickHeal identifies SProtector.dll as Worm.SProtector.A3. Avast classifies it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) Win32:SProtector-B [PUP] and DrWeb flags it as Adware.BGuard. The program, specifically the sprotector.dll file is loaded into Google Chrome and connects to the Internet.

Overview

SProtector 1.46 is a software program developed by Search Assistant SProtector. The primary executable is named sprotector.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 641.72 KB (657,120 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 28% of users of SProtector come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Germany.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SProtector.
uninstall.exe (8ac11f8e2bcb8bcc0a06e48e32edd8fb) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.116.34 TR/Agent.299520.13
avast! 2014.9-131205 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2014.0.3634 Generic28
Baidu-International 4.0.3.13125 Trojan.Win32.Agent.ACj
Comodo Security 17348 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 7.9105 Win32/SProtector
Fortinet FortiGate 12/5/2013 W32/SProtector
G Data 13.12.22 Win32.Trojan.Agent.Q4O7P6
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.Malware
McAfee 5600.7280 RDN/Generic PUP.x!bfb
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7280 RDN/Generic PUP.x!bfb
Norman 10.20131205 Troj_Generic.EGQKH
Trend Micro 10.465.05 TROJ_GEN.R0CBOC0K313
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.339 TROJ_GEN.R0CBOC0K313
VIPRE Antivirus 23802 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 15 all detections
SProtector has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sprotector
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SProtector\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 641.72 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SProtector 1.46

Program module:sprotector.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\sprotector\sprotector.dll
MD5:d143cf49dbc62bfd14e2e3d0732e5ee9
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe

How do I remove SProtector?

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Or, you can uninstall SProtector 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 SProtector 1.46, 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 SProtector.
  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 5%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#27,945

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.00%
Windows XP 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows 7 Starter 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.00%
  Brazil 12.00%
  Germany 8.00%
  Iran 8.00%
  Philippines 8.00%
  GH 4.00%
  Greece 4.00%
  Indonesia 4.00%
  India 4.00%
  Netherlands 4.00%
  Norway 4.00%
  Sweden 4.00%
  SR 4.00%
  Taiwan 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Dell 18.75%
GIGABYTE 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Lenovo 12.50%
Toshiba 6.25%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L635 5.88%
Acer Aspire 7739 5.88%
ASUSTeK K43SJ 5.88%
Dell Inspiron M5040 5.88%
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 5.88%
Dell XPS M1530 5.88%

About Search Assistant SProtector

Alias distribution of the SProtector class of malware.

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