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Should I remove Wifi Protector Addon?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.99 days
84.62 days >
Average installed length: 44.46 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.33.153.1 100.00%

Wifi Protector Addon

What is Wifi Protector Addon?

The Wifi Protector Addon is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings.

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 7.3 MB (7,657,933 bytes). Wifi Protector Addon-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Wifi Protector Addon.
Wifi Protector Addon-bho.dll (2cfa945bbe905805af673ef6f24525e1) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
Jiangmin KV140126 AdWare/Lyckriks.ff
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4406 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.mk.(kcloud)
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25508 Crossrider (fs)
Wifi Protector Addon-firefoxinstaller.exe (07ba319b3c27e1f6a800307c7b842fcd) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 25508 Crossrider (fs)
Wifi Protector Addon-chromeinstaller.exe (81edd40ace769825715e4350bff1fd6a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 25508 Crossrider (fs)
Wifi Protector Addon-enabler.exe (a049a7ebebaef8b07093e54972e5cf42) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 25508 Crossrider (fs)
Wifi Protector Addon-updater.exe (a2488f44c75816ad04260288f248adb2) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 25508 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 14 all detections
Wifi Protector Addon has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove Wifi Protector Addon.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Speedchecker
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wifi protector addon
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Wifi Protector Addon\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 7.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Wifi Protector Addon

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\wifi protector addon\utils.exe
MD5:14f6181b89712fae4c4a917a907adfa6
Additional files:
  • Wifi Protector Addon-bg.exe - Wifi Protector Addon (Wifi Protector Addon exe)
  • (Malware detected) Wifi Protector Addon-bho.dll - Wifi Protector Addon BHO
  • Wifi Protector Addon-bho64.dll
  • Wifi Protector Addon-buttonutil.exe
  • Wifi Protector Addon-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Wifi Protector Addon-chromeinstaller.exe
  • Wifi Protector Addon-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Wifi Protector Addon-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Wifi Protector Addon-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Wifi Protector Addon-updater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Wifi Protector Addon-buttonutil.dll
  • Wifi Protector Addon-buttonutil64.dll
  • Wifi Protector Addon-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Wifi Protector Addon-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Wifi Protector Addon' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411901156} (CrossriderApp0049056).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Wifi Protector Addon-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector Addon-updater.
  • Wifi Protector Addon-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector Addon-firefoxinstaller.
  • Wifi Protector Addon-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector Addon-enabler.
  • Wifi Protector Addon-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector Addon-codedownloader.
  • Wifi Protector Addon-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector Addon-chromeinstaller-dev.

How do I remove Wifi Protector Addon?

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Or, you can uninstall Wifi Protector Addon 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 Wifi Protector Addon, 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 Wifi Protector Addon.
  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 Wifi Protector Addon you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 25%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Brazil 12.50%
  Canada 12.50%
  Vietnam 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Acer 50.00%
Common models
LOGIN LOGIN 33.33%
LENOVO 10685LU 33.33%
Acer Aspire M3203 33.33%

About (from Speedchecker Limited)

Speedchecker Limited is a Sheffield based company that specializes in internet speed testing , network monitoring and PC optimalization.
Publisher URL: www.pcspeedup.com

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