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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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Hazard Shield


Hazard Shield is a software program developed by Orbitum. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 hazardshield.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 3.27 MB (3,429,964 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdater.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 XP. While about 61% of users of Hazard Shield come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hazard shield
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Hazard Shield\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hazard Shield

Program executable:hazardshield.exe
Hazard Shield
Path:C:\Program Files\hazard shield\hazardshield.exe
Additional files:
  • AutoUpdater.exe - AutoUpdater (Hazard Shield updater)
  • hzrService.exe - hzrService (Hazard Shield real-time protection)
  • Icons.dll - Extensions (Hazard Shield icon library)
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall (Hazard Shield Uninstaller)
  • hzrTray.exe - hzrTray (Hazard Shield tray icon)
  • hzrLib.dll - hzrLib (Hazard Shield)
  • pbar.dll - pbar (Hazard Shield progress bar)
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Uninstal.exe
  • cabarc.exe
  • File_Handle.exe
  • hzrFileHandle.dll - hzrFileHandle (Hazard Shield file unlocker)
  • instsrv.exe
  • process.exe (by Microsoft) - Kill Process
  • regjump.exe (by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com) - Sysinternals Regjump (Jumps in Regedit)
  • TaskScheduler.dll (by Dennis Austin) - Task Scheduler Class Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HazardShield.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Hazard Shield scheduled scan' (runs daily at 9:00 AM).
  • hzrService.exe runs as a service named 'Hazard Shield real-time protection' (HazardShield) "Hazard Shield real-time protection service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hzrTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Hazard Shield' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hazard Shield\hzrTray.exe /run.

How do I remove Hazard Shield?

You can uninstall Hazard Shield 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 Hazard Shield, 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 Hazard Shield.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 10 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.06%
Windows XP 29.03%
Windows Vista 9.68%
Windows 10 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 29.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.58%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.35%
Windows 7 Professional 12.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.68%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.98%
  Brazil 17.07%
  Germany 7.32%
  Australia 2.44%
  CY 2.44%
  Italy 2.44%
  LY 2.44%
  Portugal 2.44%
  Venezuela 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.00%
Dell 20.00%
Toshiba 12.00%
Hewlett-Packard 12.00%
American Megatrends 8.00%
Sony 4.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Intel 4.00%
Compaq 4.00%
Alienware 4.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Common models
Visum A6VMX 3.85%
TOSHIBA T20 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 3.85%
Sony VGN-NS255J 3.85%
Positivo Informatica SA P... 3.85%


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