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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
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,361
United States Rank #3,116
Reach 0.0853%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.53 days
251.71 days >
Average installed length: 132.25 days


10.0.0 80.45%
3.28.33 19.55%

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.


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 52 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 AdWare.Win32.Facetheme.F
Bitdefender Adware.WebProtect.A
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul
Comodo Security 16994 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.99
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 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 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)
Path:C:\Program Files\web protect\WebProtect.dll
Additional files:
  • PCCertInstaller.dll (by Objectify Media Inc)
  • WDCertInstaller.dll (by MyOSCompany)
  • pcwtc64f.sys (by MyOSCompany) - PassThrough Filter Driver
  • pcwtc64r.sys - Registry Filter System Driver
  • (Malware detected) WebProtect.dll (by WebProtect) - WebProtect
  • PCProxyDLL.dll
  • precollect.exe
  • psetup.exe
  • SS_Take.exe
  • uninstaller.exe
  • uninstallhelper.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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Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.39%
Windows 8 9.52%
Windows Vista 8.73%
Windows XP 7.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.04%
Windows 7 Professional 15.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.16%
Windows 8 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.51%
  United Kingdom 3.33%
  Canada 1.82%
  France 1.51%
  Germany 1.07%
  Australia 0.94%
  Brazil 0.50%
  Japan 0.50%
  India 0.31%
  Spain 0.25%
  South Africa 0.19%
  Philippines 0.19%
  New Zealand 0.13%
  Romania 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.29%
Hewlett-Packard 32.93%
Acer 10.89%
Toshiba 8.47%
ASUS 5.78%
Lenovo 1.48%
Intel 0.81%
Samsung 0.81%
Sahara 0.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.71%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.43%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.43%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.14%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.57%

comments3 comments

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arrghover a year ago
I cant get it to unload suggestions?
user comment
toddeover a year 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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katiebugloveover a year 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.