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Should I remove herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,144
United States Rank #1,112
Reach 0.7084%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.20 days
123.82 days >
Average installed length: 65.06 days


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herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner

What is herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner?  (from Reason Software Company)

herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud. Since no single anti-malware program is perfect 100% of the time, herdProtect utilizes a 'herd' of multiple engines to guarantee the widest coverage and the earliest possible detection. As a second line of...  Read more


herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner is a program developed by Reason Software Company. 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 main program executable is herdProtectScan.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 3.58 MB (3,750,821 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 50% of users of herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.herdProtect.com
Help link: www.herdProtect.com/about.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\reason\herdprotect\scanner
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Reason\herdProtect\Scanner\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 3.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner

Program executable:herdProtectScan.exe
herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner
Path:C:\Program Files\reason\herdprotect\scanner\herdProtectScan.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner
  • herdProtectEngine.dll - herdProtect (herdProtect Engine)
  • herdProtectHelper.exe - herdProtect Helper
  • herdProtectScan.exe
  • herdProtectScanCmd.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • herdProtectScan.exe is scheduled as a task named 'herdProtectScan' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 15:00).

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.41%
Windows 8 37.41%
Windows XP 4.61%
Windows Vista 4.53%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.58%
Windows 8.1 14.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.78%
Windows 7 Professional 9.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.14%
Windows 10 Home 5.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.69%
  United Kingdom 6.32%
  Canada 5.04%
  Netherlands 2.62%
  France 2.58%
  Germany 2.53%
  Australia 2.38%
  MA 2.19%
  DZ 1.65%
  India 1.40%
  Brazil 1.22%
  Belgium 1.21%
  Egypt 1.03%
  Sweden 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.16%
Dell 20.36%
Acer 16.76%
Toshiba 9.39%
ASUS 8.97%
Lenovo 4.60%
Samsung 3.41%
Intel 1.22%
MSI 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.04%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.61%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.48%
ASUS All Series 3.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.08%

About (from Reason Software Company Inc.)

By applying innovative techniques used to combat malicious software, Reason is able to restore PC performance through a multi-faceted approach that utilizes Reason's deep understanding of both the Windows Operating System as well as the behavior of third-party programs.
Publisher URL: www.builtwithreason.com

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Techie Ritzover a year ago
Impressive piece of work! Will we ever see a version of Herdprotect Antimalware will inbuilt firewall and both offline/online scanning technology combined in this package?
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Dadeover a year ago
Fantastic anti-malware software! I especially like how it locates the exact folder of the malware and displays it's location.