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Should I remove PSafe Protege?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,170
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 160.15 days
733.48 days >
Average installed length: 385.39 days


3.4.1301.10401 31.82%
3.4.1212.19402 36.36%
3.4.1212.7401 27.27%
3.2.1211.23401 4.55%

PSafe Protege

What is PSafe Protege?  (from PSafe)

With antivirus PSafe Protects installed, your computer is protected 24 hours a day so you only worry about what you really need. Download files, run applications and surf the internet without fear of having your computer infected by threats such as viruses, trojans, malware and spyware. Although simple and easy to use,...  Read more


PSafe Protege is a software program developed by PSafe. The most common release is 3.4.1212.19402, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The primary executable is named PSafesvc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 92.93 MB (97,447,971 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 20% of users of PSafe Protege come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.psafe.com/Protege-antivirus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\psafe
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PSafe\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 92.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PSafe Protege

Program executable:PSafesvc.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\psafe\PSafesvc.exe
Additional files:
  • PSafeCategoryFinder.exe - PSafe CatagoryFinder (PSafe CategoryFinder)
  • PSafeSysTray.exe - PSafe System Tray
  • PSafeNSEx64.dll - PSafe LockBox (PSafe Namespace Extension)
  • PSafeNSEx86.dll
  • PSafeWD.exe - PSafe (PSafeWD)
  • PSafeWDS.exe
  • CrashLib.dll - CrashLib Dynamic Link Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • UpdateHelper.dll - PSafe Update Helper
  • setup.exe - PSafe Suite (Instalador do PSafe Suite)
  • pshw.dll (by AzSDK Technology) - HardwareID (AzSDK HardwareId DLL *FULL*)
  • PSafesvc.exe - PSafe-SVC
  • Uninstall.exe - Instalación de PSafe Protege (Canal:31)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtDeclarative4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtWebkit4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • pluginsetup.exe
  • pssupport.exe
  • pswviewer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • PSafeWD.exe runs as a service named 'PSafeWD' (PSafeWD).
  • PSafesvc.exe runs as a service named 'PSafeSVC' (PSafeSVC).
  • PSafeCategoryFinder.exe runs as a service named 'PSafeLockBoxSvc' (PSafeLockBoxSvc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PSafeSysTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PSafeSysTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PSafe\PSafeSysTray.exe".

How do I remove PSafe Protege?

Quickly and completely remove PSafe Protege from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PSafe Protege 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 PSafe Protege, 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 PSafe Protege.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 8 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.91%
Windows XP 4.55%
Windows 8 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.82%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Starter 4.55%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.00% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 20.00%
  United States 16.00%
  Mexico 16.00%
  Argentina 16.00%
  Colombia 12.00%
  Uruguay 8.00%
  Chile 4.00%
  PR 4.00%
  Guatemala 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 35.00%
Hewlett-Packard 35.00%
Toshiba 15.00%
Dell 10.00%
ASUS 5.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.26%
MEGA G41T-M7 LGT 5.26%
HP 625 5.26%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 5.26%

About (from PSafe)

The PSafe is a Brazilian company that aims to provide security, trust and tranquility for the digital life of Brazilians.
Publisher URL: www.psafe.com

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BEAPIZAover a year ago
I removed it thru Add/Remove programs and it still appears, INCLUDING AT START UP. HELP!