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Should I remove Wifi Protector BI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,393
United States Rank #46,787
Reach 0.0055%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.32 days
127.37 days >
Average installed length: 66.92 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.1.29 5.19%
1.33.153.1 2.60%
1.31.153.2 72.73%
1.31.153.0 14.29%
1.29.153.2 3.90%
1.28.153.4 1.30%

Wifi Protector BI

What is Wifi Protector BI?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a an extension in Chrome, it has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

Overview

The most used version is 1.31.153.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 8.4 MB (8,809,996 bytes). Wifi Protector BI-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
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Wifi Protector BI.
Wifi Protector BI-firefoxinstaller.exe (11201274bced423a0ea8e90102bd069a) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Adware.Generic.1009856
AegisLab 1.5 Troj.W32.Gen
avast! 2014.9-141121 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3284 Generic5
Avira 7.11.183.52 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141121 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bJ
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1625 Adware.Generic.1009856
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0325 Trojan.Crossrider.27966
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.11.21.05 Adware.Generic.1009856
ESET-NOD32 8.10672 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301
F-Secure 11.2014-21-11_6 Adware.Generic.1009856
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.Generic.1009856
Malwarebytes v2014.11.21.05 PUP.Optional.WifiProtector.A
McAfee 5600.6940 Artemis!11201274BCED
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.bh
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.975 Adware.Generic.1009856
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.ddxixk
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 10.465.21 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OJU14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OJU14
VIPRE Antivirus 34526 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1975 Adware.Lyckriks.Win32.676
Wifi Protector BI-bho.dll (4a8fa2692155aeaa21c0487c8453a780) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.H
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod9ca.Trojan.9bee
ESET-NOD32 9257 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 0048c18f1 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 0048c18f1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!4A8FA2692155
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!4A8FA2692155
Norman 7.03.02 Suspicious_Gen4.FKHBN
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1025
VIPRE Antivirus 25158 Crossrider (fs)
Wifi Protector BI-chromeinstaller.exe (70b72abcece3442dd5271240b95ada58) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9031 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10137 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.173.10137 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!70B72ABCECE3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!70B72ABCECE3
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1025
VIPRE Antivirus 23258 Crossrider (fs)
Wifi Protector BI-codedownloader.exe (a9aad59f364736f31469c55fd185e76b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9062 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 23488 Crossrider (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Speedchecker
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wifi protector bi
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Wifi Protector BI\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Wifi Protector BI

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\wifi protector bi\utils.exe
MD5:3a2ab2f8ac4de8ce62ee07069da15daa
Additional files:
  • Wifi Protector BI-bg.exe - Wifi Protector BI (Wifi Protector BI exe)
  • Wifi Protector BI-bho.dll - Wifi Protector BI BHO
  • Wifi Protector BI-bho64.dll
  • Wifi Protector BI-buttonutil.exe
  • Wifi Protector BI-buttonutil64.exe
  • Wifi Protector BI-chromeinstaller.exe
  • Wifi Protector BI-codedownloader.exe
  • Wifi Protector BI-enabler.exe
  • Wifi Protector BI-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • Wifi Protector BI-updater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Wifi Protector BI-buttonutil.dll
  • Wifi Protector BI-buttonutil64.dll
  • Wifi Protector BI-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Wifi Protector BI-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Wifi Protector BI' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411111133} (CrossriderApp0041133).
  • Wifi Protector BI-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Wifi Protector BI' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411111133} (CrossriderApp0041133).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Wifi Protector BI-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector BI-firefoxinstaller.
  • Wifi Protector BI-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector BI-updater.
  • Wifi Protector BI-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector BI-enabler.
  • Wifi Protector BI-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector BI-codedownloader.
  • Wifi Protector BI-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Wifi Protector BI-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove Wifi Protector BI?

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Or, you can uninstall Wifi Protector BI 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 BI, 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 BI.
  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 BI you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.23%
Windows 8 27.27%
Windows XP 3.90%
Windows Vista 2.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.26%
Windows 7 Professional 10.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.79%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.19%
Windows 8 Single Language 5.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.24% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 60.24%
  United States 24.10%
  MA 3.61%
  Portugal 1.20%
  DZ 1.20%
  India 1.20%
  Sri Lanka 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Canada 1.20%
  Iran 1.20%
  Poland 1.20%
  YE 1.20%
  United Kingdom 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 17.95%
Dell 15.38%
Acer 15.38%
Hewlett-Packard 12.82%
Samsung 12.82%
GIGABYTE 7.69%
Intel 5.13%
Toshiba 5.13%
ASUS 2.56%
Sony 2.56%
Sahara 2.56%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 3.23%
Compal QAL51 1.61%
CCE G31T-M7 1.61%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.61%
PositivoPIG41BA 1.61%
PCCHIPS P53G 1.61%

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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