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Should I remove Web Protect for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,354
United States Rank #4,432
Reach 0.0639%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.62 days
106.66 days >
Average installed length: 56.04 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.0.0 58.54%
3.28.33 41.46%

Web Protect for Windows

What is Web Protect for Windows?

Web Protect is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software acts as adware and is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found" and DNS errors.
- Displays contextual advertising by injecting banner and text ads.
- Prevents other applications from changing the toolbar settings.

Distributed by monetization download managers including Premium Installer and Air Software.

Overview

The most used version is 10.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is WebProtect.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 930.54 KB (952,878 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Web Protect for Windows.
WebProtect.dll (dc5f7e66cea8c5ceee9b26cb17ea446f) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.13925 AdWare.Win32.Facetheme.F
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1340 Adware.WebProtect.A
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul
Comodo Security 16994 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0268 Adware.Plugin.99
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.09.25.02 Adware.WebProtect
ESET-NOD32 7.8839 a variant of Win32/AdWare.Facetheme.F
F-Secure 11.2013-25-09_4 Adware.WebProtect.A
G Data 13.9.22 Adware.WebProtect
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 Trojan.SuspectCRC
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.804 Adware.WebProtect.A
VIPRE Antivirus 21804 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Web Protect for Windows 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\web protect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Web Protect\wp-adk_uninstall.exe /CP
Estimated size: 930.54 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Protect for Windows

Program module:WebProtect.dll (Malware detected)
Name:WebProtect
Path:C:\Program Files\web protect\WebProtect.dll
MD5:dc5f7e66cea8c5ceee9b26cb17ea446f
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WebProtect.dll (by WebProtect) - WebProtect
  • psetup.exe
  • SS_Take.exe
  • wp-adk_uninstall.exe
  • wp-apl_uninstall.exe
  • wp-cb_uninstall.exe
  • wp-tgu_uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WebProtect.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Web Protect' with the class of {D4563F7A-358C-47BC-A1C9-47B539BD19BF} (WebProtect).

How do I remove Web Protect for Windows?

Quickly and completely remove Web Protect for Windows 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 Web Protect for Windows 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 Web Protect for Windows, 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 Web Protect for Windows.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Web Protect for Windows you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#8,354
 
REACH
~0.06%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.95%
Windows 8 17.37%
Windows XP 11.76%
Windows Vista 3.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.58%
Windows 8 11.02%
Windows 7 Professional 10.45%
Windows 8.1 4.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.80%
  France 2.53%
  United Kingdom 1.95%
  Canada 1.75%
  Japan 1.36%
  Australia 0.97%
  Brazil 0.97%
  Germany 0.58%
  Spain 0.58%
  India 0.58%
  Netherlands 0.58%
  South Africa 0.58%
  Israel 0.39%
  Romania 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.94%
Dell 27.27%
Acer 11.86%
ASUS 6.72%
Toshiba 5.14%
GIGABYTE 3.95%
Lenovo 1.98%
Alienware 1.19%
Intel 1.19%
Sahara 1.19%
MSI 0.79%
Samsung 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.31%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.65%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.65%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.65%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.65%

comments2 comments

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todde4 months ago
This program caused me all kinds of problems with changing my browser and lots of pop-up ads. I'm glad to be rid of it.
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katiebuglove10 months ago
How did I get this on my computer? I just found it today and I've had it since 9/9/13. I sure didn't download it intentionally.