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7% remove it93% keep it
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Shavlik Protect Patch Engine

What is Shavlik Protect Patch Engine?

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

About  (from LANDesk Software)

Shavlik Protect's industry-leading patch management function provides the ability to scan all Windows-based machines and VMware ESXi hypervisors in your network and assess the current patch status of those machines. After a scan is performed you can generate reports that provide additional details about the patch "heal...  Read more


Shavlik Protect Patch Engine is a software program developed by LANDesk Software. 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 16.87 MB (17,694,153 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 89% of users of Shavlik Protect Patch 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{F77E6F0E-55D8-409D-8532-49FD76E1FDB2}
(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 Patch 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
  • 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 Patch Engine?

Quickly and completely remove Shavlik Protect Patch 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 Patch 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 Patch 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 Patch Engine.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 8 13%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.50%
Windows 8 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 42.86%
Windows 7 Enterprise 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.89%
  Canada 5.56%
  Switzerland 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 75.00%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Apple 12.50%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8540w 14.29%
Dell XPS 8300 14.29%
Dell XPS 2720 14.29%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 14.29%
Dell Latitude E6530 14.29%
Dell Latitude E6420 14.29%

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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