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Shavlik Protect Asset Engine

What is Shavlik Protect Asset Engine?

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


Shavlik Protect Asset Engine is a software program developed by LANDesk Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 18.95 MB (19,873,431 bytes). The installed file STAgentUpdater.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 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 67% of users of Shavlik Protect Asset Engine 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{B6E07A20-A99D-48D3-94E4-5673D23FD251}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Shavlik Protect Asset Engine

  • 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
  • Sbbd.exe (by GFI Software) - GFI AntiMalware Active Protection SDK Merge Module (Boot Delete Utility)
  • Sbrc.exe (by GFI Software) - Registry Cleaner
  • Vipre.dll - VIPRE Threat detection and remediation system
  • Sbap.dll - GFI AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module (Active Protection Library)
  • Sbte.dll - Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library
  • SpursDownload.dll - Spurs Download Dynamic Link Library
  • gfiark.dll (by ThreatTrack Security) - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • gfiarksh.dll
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • Unrar.dll - RAR decompression library

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".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Sbrc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBRegRebootCleaner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\UnThreat AntiVirus\SBRC.exe".

How do I remove Shavlik Protect Asset Engine?

Quickly and completely remove Shavlik Protect Asset Engine 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 Asset Engine 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 Asset Engine, 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 Asset Engine.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Canada 16.67%
  Switzerland 16.67%

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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