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Should I remove ContentProtector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,039
United States Rank #35,927
Reach 0.0032%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.62 days
283.55 days >
Average installed length: 148.98 days


2.0 100.00%



ContentProtector is a software program developed by Artex Management S. A. 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. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 11.84 MB (12,418,483 bytes). The installed file ContentProtectorUpdate.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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 42% of users of ContentProtector come from the United States, it is also popular in UA and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\contentprotector
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ContentProtector\ConProtSetup.exe uninst=1
Estimated size: 11.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ContentProtector

  • ContentProtectorDrv.sys - Content Protector (Content Protector Driver)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • ConProtSetup.exe (by "Artex Management S. A.") - Content Protector Setup
  • ContentProtector.exe (by "Artex Management S. A.") - Content Protector Main Service
  • ContentProtectorConrol.exe - ContentProtector Control Application
  • ContentProtectorUpdate.exe - Content Protrector Updater
  • condefclean.exe
  • import_root_cert.exe
  • nfregdrv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • ContentProtectorUpdate.exe runs as a service named 'ContentProtectorUpdate' (ContentProtectorUpdate).
  • ContentProtector.exe runs as a service named 'ContentProtector' (ContentProtector).

How do I remove ContentProtector?

You can uninstall ContentProtector 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 ContentProtector, 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 ContentProtector.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.38%
Windows 10 34.92%
Windows XP 12.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.81%
Windows 10 Pro 14.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.90%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 11.29%
Windows 7 Professional 11.29%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.89%
  UA 16.22%
  Russia 12.16%
  Germany 6.76%
  Sweden 5.41%
  AM 1.35%
  Brazil 1.35%
  Czech Republic 1.35%
  DZ 1.35%
  Ireland 1.35%
  Israel 1.35%
  Italy 1.35%
  Kazakstan 1.35%
  Lithuania 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
Acer 15.91%
Dell 11.36%
American Megatrends 6.82%
MSI 2.27%
Lenovo 2.27%
Intel 2.27%
Alienware 2.27%
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ASUSTeK F3Se 2.08%


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