77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove WebProtect IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,863
United States Rank #30,121
Reach 0.0057%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.91 days
85.99 days >
Average installed length: 45.18 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.2.0.2477 3.70%
4.2.0.2463 1.23%
4.2.0.2449 1.23%
4.2.0.2435 2.47%
4.2.0.2428 2.47%
4.2.0.2421 1.23%
4.2.0.2407 1.23%
4.2.0.2400 1.23%
4.2.0.2386 1.23%
4.2.0.2379 2.47%
4.2.0.2372 1.23%
4.2.0.2358 3.70%
4.2.0.2351 3.70%
4.2.0.2330 2.47%
4.2.0.2323 1.23%
4.2.0.2316 1.23%
4.2.0.2309 1.23%
4.2.0.2302 2.47%
4.2.0.2281 2.47%
4.2.0.2267 3.70%
4.2.0.2246 1.23%
4.2.0.2239 2.47%
4.2.0.2225 2.47%
4.2.0.2218 1.23%
4.2.0.2211 3.70%
4.2.0.2204 2.47%
4.2.0.2197 4.94%
4.2.0.2190 1.23%
4.2.0.2183 1.23%
4.2.0.2176 1.23%
4.2.0.2169 2.47%
4.2.0.2162 2.47%
4.2.0.2155 3.70%
4.2.0.2134 6.17%
4.2.0.2113 6.17%
4.2.0.2106 3.70%
4.2.0.2099 4.94%
4.2.0.2092 3.70%
4.2.0.2085 2.47%

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WebProtect IE

Overview

WebProtect IE is a program developed by web-protector.net. The most used version is 4.2.0.2134, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is WebProtector.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,061,546 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 34% of users of WebProtect IE come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Egypt.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WebProtect IE.
WebProtector.dll (15b7619a279fad2277e1fbeec5ba9761) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1448328
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Agent
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Application.Generic.D161988
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 PUA.Win32.GadgetBox.G
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1140 Application.Generic.1448328
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Application.YUIR-8677
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0228 Adware.Shopper.927
ESET-NOD32 9.12063 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.GadgetBox.G potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/GadgetBox
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1448328
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1448328
K7 AntiVirus 13.207.16827 Adware
K7GW 13.207.16827 Adware ( 004bbf571 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.1571 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent
McAfee 5600.6671 RDN/Generic PUP.z
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 RDN/Generic PUP.z
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.684 Application.Generic.1448328
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.3079 Riskware.Win32.Agent.duqfrd
Panda Antivirus 15.08.16.07 Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.83d
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.15814 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.18E8C6DF!417908447
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA LJ (PUA)
VIPRE Antivirus 42714 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya 2.0.0.2341 Adware.Agent.Win32.61519
       View all 27 all detections
WebProtect IE has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove WebProtect IE.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WebProtector
URL: web-protector.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\webprotector
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WebProtector\webprotector_uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 1.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WebProtect IE

Program module:WebProtector.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Internet Explorer Web Protector Toolbar
Web Protector Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\webprotector\WebProtector.dll
MD5:15b7619a279fad2277e1fbeec5ba9761
Additional files:
  • WebProtector.dll (by Web Protector) - Internet Explorer Web Protector Toolbar (Web Protector Toolbar)
  • webprotector_uninstaller.exe (by WebProtector4.2.0.2113) - WebProtector4.2.0.2113

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • WebProtector.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'WebProtector' with a class of {CCC7B151-1D8C-11E3-B2AD-F3EF3D58318D}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • WebProtector.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {CCC7B152-1D8C-11E3-B2AD-F3EF3D58318D}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • WebProtector.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'WebProtector' with the class of {CCC7B151-1D8C-11E3-B2AD-F3EF3D58318D} (Web Protector Toolbar).
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • WebProtector.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'WebProtector' with a class of {CCC7B151-1D8C-11E3-B2AD-F3EF3D58318D} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove WebProtect IE?

Quickly and completely remove WebProtect IE 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 WebProtect IE 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 WebProtect IE, 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 WebProtect IE.
  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 WebProtect IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 48%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 48.15%
Windows 7 44.44%
Windows XP 3.70%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 17.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.81%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.35%
Windows 8.1 8.64%
Windows 10 Pro 7.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.72%
  India 5.81%
  Egypt 4.65%
  Saudi Arabia 4.65%
  France 3.49%
  Peru 3.49%
  South Africa 2.33%
  TN 2.33%
  Thailand 2.33%
  Norway 2.33%
  Austria 2.33%
  Argentina 2.33%
  SY 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.09%
Dell 16.36%
Acer 16.36%
ASUS 16.36%
Lenovo 7.27%
Toshiba 5.45%
Intel 3.64%
Sony 3.64%
Apple 1.82%
Common models
HP ProBook 430 G2 2.94%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.94%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 1.47%
MSI MS-7817 1.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.47%

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