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3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,782
United States Rank #5,862
Reach 0.0652%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.29 days
215.05 days >
Average installed length: 112.99 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 1.43% 0.79% 1.19% 0.08% 0.16% 0.24% 0.32% 0.16% 1.67% 0.48% 0.32% 0.48% 0.24% 1.51% 0.16% 0.08% 0.56% 0.32% 0.16% 0.08% 0.08% 0.16% 0.08% 0.08%
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CryptoPrevent is a software program developed by Foolish IT. The most common release is, with over 2% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named cryptoprevent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of CryptoPrevent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and DK.

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
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CryptoPrevent

Program executable:cryptoprevent.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\foolish it\cryptoprevent\cryptoprevent.exe
Additional files:
  • CryptoPreventNotification.exe - CryptoPrevent Notification Module
  • CryptoPreventNotification.exe_old.exe
  • CryptoPreventMonSvc.exe - CryptoPreventEventSvc (CryptoPreventMonSvc)
  • CryptoPreventMonSvc.exe_old.exe
  • CryptoPreventEventSvc.exe - CryptoPreventService (CryptoPrevent Event Monitoring Service)
  • CryptoPreventEventSvc_old.exe
  • CryptoPreventEventSvcVB.exe
  • CryptoPreventTestCLI.exe - CryptoPreventCLI
  • CryptoPrevent.exe_old.exe - CryptoPrevent
  • CryptoPrevent.exe_oldVB.exe
  • CryptoPrevent_old.exe
  • CryptoPreventFilterMod.exe
  • CryptoPreventSetup.exe - CryptoPrevent Setup
  • KillEmAll.exe - KillEmAll (KillEmAll v5 (built on d7x technology))
  • d7x.exe - d7x (d7x (CryptoPrevent Scripting Edition))
  • Interop.XtremeSuiteControls.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'XtremeSuiteControls'.
  • ChilkatDotNet4.dll (by Chilkat Software) - Chilkat .NET Class Library, V4.0 .NET Framework (Chilkat .NET 4.0 Framework Assembly)
  • Codejock.Controls.Unicode.v16.4.0.ocx (by Codejock Software) - Xtreme Suite ActiveX Control Module
  • ChilkatAx-9.5.0-win32.dll (by Chilkat Software) - Chilkat ActiveX v9.5.0.43 (Chilkat ActiveX)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • CryptoPrevent_Test_Module.exe - HelloWorld
  • FoolishEventLogMsgHelper.dll - Project1
  • AxInterop.XtremeSuiteControls.dll
  • FoolishEventMsg.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CryptoPrevent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Application_Microsoft-Windows-PerfNet_2002'.
  • CryptoPrevent_old.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2461ED84-759C-498E-B6C0-0490F826BCFD}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CryptoPrevent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CryptoPrevent Update.
3 Services
  • CryptoPreventMonSvc.exe runs as a service named 'CryptoPrevent Monitor Service' (CryptoPreventMonSvc) "CryptoPrevent Monitor Service controls the email and folder watch services for CryptoPrevent.".
  • 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 v1.1.2".

How do I remove CryptoPrevent?

Quickly and completely remove CryptoPrevent from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 10 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 10 51.42%
Windows 7 43.68%
Windows XP 2.45%
Windows Vista 2.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.52%
Windows 10 Home 17.73%
Windows 8.1 12.46%
Windows 10 Pro 12.14%
Windows 7 Professional 12.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.24%
  United Kingdom 9.25%
  DK 8.43%
  Sweden 3.52%
  Norway 3.27%
  France 3.15%
  Italy 2.71%
  Australia 2.64%
  Finland 2.58%
  Canada 1.89%
  Germany 1.26%
  Netherlands 1.07%
  Spain 0.82%
  South Africa 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.53%
Dell 25.07%
Acer 18.80%
ASUS 8.93%
Toshiba 5.87%
Lenovo 3.33%
Intel 2.13%
Medion 1.47%
American Megatrends 0.80%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.36%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.21%
Dell OptiPlex 9020 1.89%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.89%


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