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6% remove it94% keep it
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Shavlik Protect Agent

What is Shavlik Protect Agent?

Part of Shavlik Protect, an administrator utility that provides patch, antivrius and virtual asset management.

About  (from LANDesk Software)

Shavlik Protect Agent is an agent service. The agents configured by Shavlik Protect Agent are distributed agents, meaning they are installed on distinct physical and online virtual machines and have the ability to independently initiate specific actions. They are configured via the Shavlik Protect interface and then in...  Read more


Shavlik Protect Agent is a program developed by LANDesk Software. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 16.87 MB (17,694,153 bytes). STAgentUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 80% of users of Shavlik Protect Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shavlik.com
Help link: www.shavlik.com/support/default.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LANDesk\Shavlik Protect Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{582DA2A1-905A-4B35-A1C3-98EFB031BE75}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.87 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Shavlik Protect Agent

  • AgentUpdateAsset.dll - Shavlik Protect (Agent Asset Update Library)
  • AgentUpdateThreat.dll - Agent Threat Update Library
  • SafeReboot.exe - Safe Reboot Application
  • STAgent.exe - ST Agent
  • STAgentFramework.dll - ST Agent Framework Library
  • STAgentManagement.exe - STAgent Management
  • STAgentUI.exe - Agent UI
  • STAgentUILoc.dll - STAgent UI resources
  • STAgentUpdater.exe - Agent Framework Updater
  • STAsset.exe - ST Asset
  • STCore.dll - STCore Dynamic Link Library
  • STScheduler.dll - ST Scheduler Library
  • STServiceModel.dll - STServiceModel Dynamic Link Library
  • STServiceProcess.dll - STServiceProcess Dynamic Link Library
  • STThreat.exe - Threat Engine
  • STThreatShellExt.dll - Threat Engine Shell Extensions
  • STThreatTypes.dll - Threat types
  • gfiark.dll (by ThreatTrack Security) - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • STThreatShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'STThreat shell extension' with a class of {DE8EF4BF-13A6-48E0-B42E-61D0111699D0}.
2 Services
  • STThreat.exe runs as a service named 'Shavlik Protect Threat Engine' (STThreat) "Provides protection from malware".
  • STAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Shavlik Protect Agent' (STAgent) "Provides network services for Shavlik Protect Agent components".

How do I remove Shavlik Protect Agent?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win 8 10%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 55.56%
Windows 7 Enterprise 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 5.00%
  Switzerland 5.00%
  Netherlands 5.00%
  South Africa 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 60.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Intel 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
Apple 10.00%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 11.11%
LENOVO 20A8A01GZA 11.11%
HP EliteBook 8540w 11.11%
Dell XPS 8300 11.11%
Dell XPS 2720 11.11%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 11.11%

About (from LANDesk Software Inc.)

LANDesk Software is the leading provider of systems lifecycle management, endpoint security, and IT service management solutions for desktops, servers, and mobile devices across the enterprise.
Publisher URL: www.landesk.com


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