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Should I remove CryptoPrevent?

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 #8,151
United States Rank #7,056
Reach 0.0570%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.51 days
221.57 days >
Average installed length: 116.42 days



CryptoPrevent is a software program developed by Foolish IT. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 14 files and is usually about 3.33 MB (3,496,580 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 48% of users of CryptoPrevent come from the United States, it is also popular in DK and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foolishit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Foolish IT\CryptoPrevent\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Foolish IT\CryptoPrevent\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CryptoPrevent

  • CryptoPreventEventSvc.exe - CryptoPreventService (CryptoPrevent Event Monitoring Service)
  • CryptoPreventEventSvc_old.exe
  • CryptoPreventTestCLI.exe - CryptoPreventCLI
  • CryptoPrevent.exe - CryptoPrevent
  • CryptoPrevent_old.exe
  • CryptoPreventFilterMod.exe
  • CryptoPreventSetup.exe - CryptoPrevent Setup
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CryptoPrevent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'CryptoPrevent Update' (runs daily at 09:58).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CryptoPrevent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CryptoPrevent Update.
2 Services
  • CryptoPreventEventSvc.exe runs as a service named 'CryptoPrevent Event Service' (CryptoPreventEventSvc) "CryptoPrevent Event Monitoring Service v1.3.3".
  • CryptoPreventEventSvc_old.exe runs as a service named 'CryptoPrevent Event Service' (CryptoPreventEventSvc) "CryptoPrevent Event Monitoring Service v1.1.1".

How do I remove CryptoPrevent?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 0%
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 51.69%
Windows 8 41.70%
Windows Vista 3.50%
Windows XP 3.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.79%
Windows 8.1 18.27%
Windows 7 Professional 13.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.51%
Windows 10 Pro 5.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.17%
  DK 13.29%
  United Kingdom 8.62%
  Sweden 5.88%
  Finland 3.75%
  Norway 3.35%
  Australia 3.25%
  Canada 3.04%
  Italy 1.83%
  France 1.12%
  Germany 0.81%
  South Africa 0.71%
  New Zealand 0.61%
  Netherlands 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.36%
Dell 24.73%
Acer 16.84%
ASUS 9.17%
Toshiba 5.76%
Lenovo 3.41%
Medion 2.56%
Intel 1.49%
American Megatrends 1.28%
Sahara 0.85%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.22%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.41%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.41%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.01%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.01%


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