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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Protect Access


Protect Access is a program developed by OBERLE BENOIT. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is Protect AccessGui.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 4.88 MB (5,118,553 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
  • Remove Protect Access with Reason Core Security.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\protect access
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Protect Access\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Protect Access

Program executable:Protect AccessGui.exe
Name:Protect Access
Protect Access exe
Path:C:\Program Files\protect access\Protect AccessGui.exe
Additional files:
  • Protect Access.dll - Protect Access (Protect Access BHO)
  • Protect Access-bg.exe - Protect Access exe
  • Protect AccessGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Protect Access Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Protect Access.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Protect Access' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111721144} (CrossriderApp0017244).

How do I remove Protect Access?

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Or, you can uninstall Protect Access 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 Protect Access, 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 Protect Access.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%
Windows XP
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

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


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