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Should I remove IObit Surfing Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,206
United States Rank #24,486
Reach 0.0069%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.64 days
218.66 days >
Average installed length: 114.89 days


1.3 0.74%
1.0 99.26%

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IObit Surfing Protection

What is IObit Surfing Protection?  (from IObit)

Advanced SystemCare Free (formerly Advanced WindowsCare Personal) has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 100 MILLION downloads since 2006, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a "must-have" tool for your computer. 100% safe with no adware, spyware, ...  Read more


IObit Surfing Protection is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is 1.0, with over 98% 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. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 13.48 MB (14,138,874 bytes). SPUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 47% of users of IObit Surfing Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Surfing Protection\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Surfing Protection\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Surfing Protection

  • SPUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare 7 (Advanced SystemCare 7 SP Update)
  • FFPluginCleaner.exe - Surfing Protection (Surfing Protection FF Cleaner)
  • PluginInstall.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PluginInstall.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named IOBit Surfprotct.

How do I remove IObit Surfing Protection?

You can uninstall IObit Surfing Protection 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 Surfing Protection, 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 Surfing Protection.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 2%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.76%
Windows 10 26.47%
Windows XP 5.88%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.69%
Windows 8 Pro 8.96%
Windows 8 7.46%
Windows 7 Professional 6.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.22%
  Canada 3.47%
  Germany 3.47%
  DK 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  China 2.08%
  Japan 2.08%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  RS 2.08%
  Russia 2.08%
  Sweden 2.08%
  TN 2.08%
  Vietnam 2.08%
  Czech Republic 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.16%
Acer 25.27%
Dell 16.48%
Toshiba 8.79%
Sony 4.40%
ASUS 3.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
Gateway NE56R 1.96%
Sony VGN-NW265F 1.96%
HP-Pavilion NY428AA-ABA p... 1.96%
Sony VPCF13M1E 1.96%
Sony VPCSE1E1E 0.98%

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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