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Should I remove Ss:Helper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,533
United States Rank #41,114
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 58.67 days
800.02 days >
Average installed length: 420.35 days

Ss:Helper 1.74

What is Ss:Helper?

SS.Helper is a protection mechanism that is designed to protect bundled software of potentially unwanted programs distributed through bundles.

Overview

Ss:Helper 1.74 is a program developed by Search Assistant SProtector. The main program executable is sprotector.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.32 MB (1,380,056 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 35% of users of Ss:Helper come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
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  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Ss:Helper.
sprotector.dll (2e705785860f95358dc9aa6ed402198b) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130615 Win32:SProtector-A [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3468 Generic5
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0166 Adware.BGuard.11
ESET-NOD32 7.8450 a variant of Win32/SProtector.A
The Hacker 6.8.0.6.166 Trojan/Sprotector
Trend Micro 10.465.15 ADW_SPROTECT
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.166 ADW_SPROTECT
VIPRE Antivirus 18716 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
psupport.dll (898bdcc577a2b49e8eacaf18ddbb3e7b) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.24.00 PUP/Win32.ADownloader
Avira AntiVir 7.11.126.212 Adware/BHO.Bprotector.12
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BID [Adw]
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BHO.40
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Comodo Security 17665 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.42
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9331 a variant of Win32/SProtector.A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SProtect.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Generic PUP.a
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.a
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57380 Trojan.Win32.BGuard.cqshad
Sophos 4.97.0 BProtector
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.BL
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.BHO
VIPRE Antivirus 25750 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
uninstall.exe (b42ff5f0d5e1b6331b9243ca6c78656e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 NSIS:SProtector-B [PUP]
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.11
ESET-NOD32 9190 Win32/SProtector.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24882 Sprotector (fs)
       View all 34 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sshelper
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SsHelper\uninstall.exe" /FULLPATH="C:\Program Files\SsHelper"
Estimated size: 1.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ss:Helper 1.74

Program module:sprotector.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\sshelper\sprotector.dll
MD5:2e705785860f95358dc9aa6ed402198b
SProtector 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...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) psupport.dll
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove Ss:Helper?

Quickly and completely remove Ss:Helper 1.74 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 Ss:Helper 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 Ss:Helper 1.74, 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 Ss:Helper.
  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 4%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#35,533

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.00%
Windows Vista 8.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.08%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.38%
  United Kingdom 15.38%
  Canada 6.15%
  Croatia 3.08%
  Indonesia 3.08%
  Israel 3.08%
  TN 3.08%
  South Africa 3.08%
  Switzerland 1.54%
  Dominican Republic 1.54%
  Egypt 1.54%
  Greece 1.54%
  Hungary 1.54%
  MK 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.88%
Acer 23.26%
ASUS 16.28%
Dell 9.30%
GIGABYTE 4.65%
Sony 4.65%
Toshiba 2.33%
Samsung 2.33%
Intel 2.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.76%
TOSHIBA PORTEGE M750 2.38%
TOSHIBA EQUIUM L350D 2.38%
Sony VPCEH14FM 2.38%
Sony VGN-NS140E 2.38%

About Search Assistant SProtector

Alias distribution of the SProtector class of malware.

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