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Should I remove AnyProtect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,999
United States Rank #3,121
Reach 0.1958%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.60 days
342.28 days >
Average installed length: 179.84 days


VersionDistribution 45.84% 19.62% 34.54%

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What is AnyProtect?

AnyProtect by ClickMeIn Limited is a potentially unwanted program.

About  (from CMI Limited)

AnyProtect Online Backup quietly to secures your data even while your computer is in use. So easy to use you don't need any technical know-how to backup to your heart's content. Rest easy knowing that your files are safe and secure with AnyProtect Online Backup. Security measures such as military-grade encryption en...  Read more


AnyProtect is a software program developed by CMI Limited. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named anyprotect.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 19.95 MB (20,924,154 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 47% of users of AnyProtect come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Brazil.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in AnyProtect.
AnyProtectTrayIcon.exe (4d139faa6288cd7e1b5d77304035f288) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Trojan.Generic.11457241
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Downware
AVG 2015.0.3390 Generic_s
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AnProt.AVL
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.11457241
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.4711
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11457241
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 Adware/AnProt
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Trojan.Generic.11457241
G Data 14.8.24 Trojan.Generic.11457241
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.AnProt
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!4D139FAA6288
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!4D139FAA6288
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11457241
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.AnProt.dbyprd
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.C
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 PUP.AnProt
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.R047H07G714
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.AnProt
VIPRE Antivirus 31124 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
AnyProtect.exe (bb01be112c7f36d745e7ff77fb1f9486) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic_r.WQ
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.AnyProtect.77
McAfee Artemis!BB01BE112C7F
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis
Norman 7.04.04 Suspicious_Gen4.HHRQA
Sophos 4.98.0 AnyProtect
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1112
VIPRE Antivirus 35012 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 29 all detections
AnyProtect has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.anyprotect.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\anyprotectex
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AnyProtectEx\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 19.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AnyProtect

Program executable:anyprotect.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\anyprotectex\anyprotect.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Online Backup! (Setup)
  • AnyProtectTrayIcon.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AnyProtect.exe is scheduled as a task named 'APSnotifierPP3'.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AnyProtect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AnyProtect Scanner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AnyProtectEx\AnyProtect.exe".
  • AnyProtectTrayIcon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AnyProtect Tray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AnyProtectEx\AnyProtectTrayIcon.exe".

How do I remove AnyProtect?

You can uninstall AnyProtect 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AnyProtect, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AnyProtect.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.84%
Windows 10 41.68%
Windows Vista 3.90%
Windows XP 2.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.03%
Windows 8.1 19.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.07%
Windows 7 Professional 9.12%
Windows 8 7.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.94%
  France 6.67%
  Brazil 5.30%
  United Kingdom 4.75%
  Canada 4.31%
  Italy 3.74%
  Germany 3.54%
  Australia 3.21%
  India 2.05%
  Mexico 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Spain 1.28%
  Russia 1.12%
  Belgium 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.86%
Acer 18.49%
Dell 18.30%
ASUS 10.87%
Toshiba 8.93%
Lenovo 4.48%
Samsung 3.85%
Intel 0.64%
Medion 0.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.15%
HP 15 Notebook PC 6.07%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.00%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 NoteBook ... 3.72%
ASUS All Series 2.84%


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