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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,000
United States Rank #11,936
Reach 0.0423%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.01 days
413.26 days >
Average installed length: 217.14 days


VersionDistribution 0.12% 0.24% 1.56% 0.12% 0.24% 0.60% 0.96% 1.20% 0.24% 3.00% 0.24% 1.68% 0.96% 6.84% 1.32% 1.32% 0.24% 0.48% 1.56% 4.68% 1.20% 0.72% 0.12% 0.24% 3.12% 0.72% 5.04% 1.68% 1.08% 9.72% 7.80% 0.24% 2.04% 13.57% 1.92% 12.61% 5.28% 1.68% 2.28% 1.32%


What is ProShield?  (from Egis Technology)

By utilizing advanced encryption technologies you can protect your files anywhere. Encrypt your files and files in a folder with the click of a button. The AES technology is the same encryption technology used by the FBI, NASA, and the Department of Defense to protect their data. Perform encryption tasks easily through...  Read more


ProShield is a program developed by Egis Technology. 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 Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is EgisTSR.exe. The software installer includes 61 files and is usually about 16.83 MB (17,644,773 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 29% of users of ProShield come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.egistec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer ProShield\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A4027746-3E80-4C1A-897F-58BC48EFE569}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x040a -removeonly
Estimated size: 16.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ProShield

Program executable:EgisTSR.exe
Security solution
Path:C:\Program Files\Acer ProShield\EgisTSR.exe
Additional files:
  • ProShield_Key_Active.dll - ProShield Agent Plug-in (ProShield Agent Plug-in For Altiris)
  • ProShield_Key_Generator.dll
  • CryptoAPI.dll - EgisTec Data Security (CryptoAPI)
  • keyManager.dll - keyManager
  • CreateSchtasks.exe - CreateSchtasks (CreateSchtasks Application)
  • EgisPBCore.dll - Password bank (Password bank core library)
  • EgisPBFF.dll - Password bank for Firefox
  • EgisPBIE.dll - Password bank for IE
  • MarsUIPlugin.dll - Password bank for ProShiled
  • FrameUtility.dll - UI Framework (Frame Utility Dynamic Link Library)
  • LibFrame.dll - LibFrame Release Library
  • VirtualDiskDriverRedist.exe - RedistPack ()
  • CredentialProviderNFC.dll - ProShield (EgisCredentialProvider NFC Dynamic Link Library)
  • EgisAbout.dll - Egis About
  • EgisBatchCrypto.dll - BatchCrypto Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisBiometricProxy.dll - Egis Biometric Framework
  • EgisBiosUI.dll - Egis Bios Setting UI
  • EgisCredentialProvider.dll - EgisCredentialProvider Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisCryptoCmd.exe - ProShield File Encryption
  • EgisCryptoUI.dll - CryptoApp UI Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisFactorProxy.dll - EgisFactorProxy Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisFeature.dll - EgisFeature Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisFingerEnroll.dll - EgisFPEnrollment Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisInitialWmiEnv.exe - Proshield Initialize WMI Environment
  • EgisInitWizard.exe - ProShield Initial Wizard
  • EgisMgtConsole.exe - ProShield Management Center
  • EgisPBABios.dll
  • EgisPBAMgt.dll - EgisPBAMgt Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisPluginIntegration.dll - Egis Integration Plugin
  • EgisPluginManager.dll - Plugin Manager Module
  • EgisPSAuthShell.exe - ProShield Authentication Windows
  • EgisPSShellExt.dll - EgisTec Explorer Extension
  • EgisPwdFilter.dll - EgisPwdFilter Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisTicketProxy.dll - TicketProxy Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisTrustedHelper.dll - Egis Trusted Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisTSR.exe - Security solution
  • EgisUtility.dll - EgisUtil Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisVDiskCmd.exe - PSDProxy Application
  • EgisVDiskManager.dll - PSD Management Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisVDiskUI.dll - PSD UI Dynamic Link Library
  • LoggerUtility.dll - Logger Utility Module
  • PSDUtil.dll - PSDUtil Dynamic Link Library
  • ATWBFClient.dll (by AuthenTec) - AuthenTec WBF (AuthenTec WBF Client DLL)
  • CompileMOF_v1.2.exe (by Acer) - Acer WMI Tool (CompileMOF Application)
  • ComplieMOF_v1.0_DT.exe (by Acer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • EgisPBIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'EgisPBIE Sign-in Helper' with the class of {7B51CCBE-4AF9-44A6-BDAB-D7F7E4C4E6F9} (EgisPBIE).
Scheduled Task
  • EgisMgtConsole.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7755DFB1-6C35-4095-95DC-853502772B22}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • EgisTSR.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named EgisTSR.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • EgisTSR.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ProShieldTSR' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Acer ProShield\EgisTSR.exe" /run.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000680148%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005534%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001268%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ProShield?

You can uninstall ProShield 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 ProShield, 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 ProShield.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ProShield you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.99%
Windows 10 35.77%
Windows XP 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 54.03%
Windows 10 Pro 11.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.30%
Windows 8.1 7.58%
Windows 10 Home 4.69%
Windows 8 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.65%
  Germany 11.24%
  United Kingdom 7.68%
  Italy 7.68%
  Canada 5.62%
  South Africa 4.11%
  Spain 3.68%
  Czech Republic 3.14%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  France 2.27%
  Australia 2.16%
  Sweden 1.95%
  Taiwan 1.84%
  Malaysia 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.64%
Lenovo 0.36%
Common models
Acer TravelMate P253 14.64%
Acer TravelMate 5760 5.75%
Acer TravelMate B113 4.31%
Acer TravelMate P653-M 3.53%
Acer TravelMate 5760G 3.40%
Acer TMP255-M 3.01%

About (from Egis Technology Inc.)

Egis Technology Inc.
Publisher URL: www.egistec.com


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