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IObit - Protected Folder


IObit - Protected Folder is a software program developed by IObit. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named protectedfolder.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 7.56 MB (7,931,040 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.IObit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Protected Folder\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Protected Folder\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit - Protected Folder

Program executable:protectedfolder.exe
Name:Protected Folder
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\protected folder\protectedfolder.exe
Additional files:
  • PfCheckService.exe - Protected Folder (Protected Folder service check)
  • PfShellExtension.dll - Protected Folder Shell Extension
  • pffilter.sys - Protected Folder filter driver
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • PfShellExtension.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PfMenu' with a class of {2F844462-7CB8-489C-828C-32A6422506AF}.

How do I remove IObit - Protected Folder?

You can uninstall IObit - Protected Folder 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 IObit - Protected Folder, 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 IObit - Protected Folder.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
Windows XP
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

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

About (from IObit)

Founded in 2004 by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, IObit is focused on providing consumers with innovative and comprehensive system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security.
Publisher URL: www.iobit.com


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