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6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 28.57% 14.29% 28.57% 14.29% 14.29%

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Data Protection Suite


Data Protection Suite is a program developed by SentryBay. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 13.82 MB (14,486,260 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sentrybay.com/support/?licensor={{BRAND}}&lang={{LANG}}
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SentryBay\Data Protection Suite
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SentryBay\Data Protection Suite\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 13.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Data Protection Suite

  • dps.exe - Data Protection Suite
  • ep.exe
  • epbho32.dll
  • epbho64.dll
  • epclient32.dll
  • epclient64.dll
  • epinject.exe
  • epservice.exe
  • peplugin.dll
  • pl.exe
  • plbho32.dll
  • plbho64.dll
  • plplugin.dll
  • ptplugin.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • epinject32.dll - EntryProtect
  • license.dll
  • 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/)
  • driverinstall.exe
  • libxml2.dll
  • libxmlsec.dll
  • libxmlsec-mscrypto.dll
  • reportclient32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • plbho32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Data Protection Suite' with the class of {ff507020-a257-4527-a222-b6f5732e55ee}.
  • epbho32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Data Protection Suite' with the class of {3955aa73-8c60-4a9b-acdb-0c2edb1b6748}.
  • epservice.exe runs as a service named 'Data Protection Suite' (EntryProtect) "Prevents the uplifting of sensitive data such as user names, passwords, credit card/bank account details and any other identity-based or sensitive data entered into an Data Protection Suite protected web-based application.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • pl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PhishLock' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SentryBay\Data Protection Suite\pl.exe".
  • dps.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Data Protection Suite' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SentryBay\Data Protection Suite\dps.exe".

How do I remove Data Protection Suite?

You can uninstall Data Protection Suite 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 Data Protection Suite, 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 Data Protection Suite.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Data Protection Suite you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 43%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 42.86%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 7 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Connected 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Dell 28.57%
Gateway 14.29%
Toshiba 14.29%
Common models
Gateway MX6447 ... 14.29%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 14.29%
Dell Dimension C521 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 400-314 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 310-1033 14.29%


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