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21% remove it79% keep it
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YodaShield Total Protection


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 300.95 MB (315,572,848 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\YodaShield Total Protection\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /x {CD5E0AD7-D84F-4EC6-AC04-78A489D16319}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 300.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by YodaShield Total Protection

  • updater.exe - YodaShield Total Protection (updater 1.5.3 © YodaShield Total Protection, Inc, 2015)
  • gfiark.dll (by ThreatTrack Security) - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • gfiark32.sys (by ThreatTrack Security)
  • gfiark64.sys
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe (by GFI Software) - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer)
  • ApControl.exe - ApControl
  • Ave.dll - Ave
  • betterlistviewexpress-net40cp.dll (by ComponentOwl.com) - Better ListView Express
  • Bo.dll - Bo
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • GFI.Tools.Run64.exe - VIPRE (Run64 Application)
  • gfiarksh.dll
  • gfiutil.dll - VIPRE Utility Drivers
  • gfiutl32.sys - GFI Utility driver
  • gfiutl64.sys
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll
  • InstCtrl.exe - InstCtrl
  • Interop.SBAMSvc.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SBAMSvcLib'.
  • kbu.dll - VIPRE Antivirus (kbu Dynamic Link Library)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • mimepp.dll (by Hunny Software, Inc) - Hunny MIME++ Library (DLL for Hunny MIME++ Library)
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • oeapiinitcom.dll (by Nektra) - OEAPI (OEAPI oeapiinitcom)
  • oecom.dll (by Nektra) - OEAPI oecom
  • oehook.dll - OEAPI oehook
  • oestore.dll - OEAPI oestore
  • SBAMOutlook.dll - Outlook Antivirus Plugin
  • SBAMSvc.exe - Anti Malware Service
  • SBAMSvcPS.dll - SBAMSvcP Dynamic Link Library
  • sbap.dll - Active Protection Library
  • SBArva.dll - Email Antivirus
  • SBCA.dll - Custom Actions for the Installer
  • SbHips.dll (by GFI Software) - GFI Firewall SDK Host Intrusion Prevention System Library
  • SBRC.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • SBTE.dll - Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library
  • SBTIS.dll - GFI Firewall SDK Transport Inspection System Library
  • SecDel.exe - SecDel
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • SpursDownload.dll - Spurs Download Dynamic Link Library
  • Toaster.exe - Toaster
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library
  • vipre.dll - VIPRE Threat detection and remediation system

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Toaster.exe is scheduled as a task named 'YodaShieldTotalProtection_Popup' (runs daily at 3:00 PM).
  • SBAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'ePCheal Antivirus' (SBAMSvc).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ApControl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'YodaShield Total ProtectionAV' which loads as C:\Program Files\YodaShield Total Protection\ApControl.exe.
  • SBRC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBRegRebootCleaner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Shield Antivirus\SBRC.exe".

How do I remove YodaShield Total Protection?

Quickly and completely remove YodaShield Total Protection from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall YodaShield Total Protection 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 YodaShield Total Protection, 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 YodaShield Total Protection.

Win 8 79%
Win 7 (SP1) 21%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 78.57%
Windows 7 21.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 28.57%
Windows 8.1 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Connected 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Sony 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Common models
Sony SVF15214CXW 15.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1033w 7.69%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%
HP Compaq 6005 Pro SFF PC 7.69%


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