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Should I remove Protect Disc License Helper IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,571
United States Rank #19,907
Reach 0.1547%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.03 days
561.39 days >
Average installed length: 294.97 days


1.0.125 100.00%

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Protect Disc License Helper 1.0.125 IE

What is Protect Disc License Helper IE?  (from ProtectDisc Software GmbH)

Protect Software secures your valuable software, video and data/content effectively against illegal copies and sharing. On CD/DVD/BD, USB-Stick, in local networks or via the Internet, we have the copy protection solution you need. Protect Software enables you to protect virtually any means of distribution. The protecti...  Read more


Protect Disc License Helper 1.0.125 IE is a program developed by ProtectDisc Software GmbH. The main program executable is PDLicenseHelperBroker.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 882.6 KB (903,787 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 87% of users of Protect Disc License Helper IE come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.protectdisc.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\protectdisc\license helper v2
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\ProtectDisc\License Helper v2\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 882.6 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Protect Disc License Helper 1.0.125 IE

Program executable:PDLicenseHelperBroker.exe
Name:Protect Disc
License Helper Broker
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\protectdisc\license helper v2\PDLicenseHelperBroker.exe
Additional files:
  • NPPDLicenseHelper.dll - Protect Disc License Acquisition Plugin
  • PDLicenseHelperBroker.exe - Protect Disc (License Helper Broker)
  • TryBuyHelperDLL.dll - ProtectDisc (HelperDLL)
  • PDLicenseHelper.dll - License Helper ActiveX Control
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPPDLicenseHelper.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPPDLicenseHelper.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPPDLicenseHelper.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@protectdisc.com/NPPDLicenseHelper' with a plugin key of '@protectdisc.com/NPPDLicenseHelper'.

How do I remove Protect Disc License Helper IE?

You can uninstall Protect Disc License Helper IE 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 Protect Disc License Helper 1.0.125 (IE), 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 Protect Disc License Helper IE.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Protect Disc License Helper 1.0.125 IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.66%
Windows 10 17.11%
Windows Vista 3.51%
Windows XP 2.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.17%
Windows 7 Professional 11.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.85%
Windows 8.1 4.46%
Windows 10 Home 3.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.45% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 87.45%
  Austria 4.03%
  United States 3.44%
  Switzerland 1.92%
  Spain 0.46%
  Netherlands 0.40%
  Luxembourg 0.36%
  United Kingdom 0.26%
  France 0.20%
  Belgium 0.17%
  Turkey 0.17%
  Italy 0.17%
  Thailand 0.10%
  Philippines 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 28.30%
Acer 21.80%
Hewlett-Packard 12.86%
Dell 11.83%
ASUS 7.33%
Samsung 3.60%
Lenovo 1.41%
Toshiba 1.35%
Intel 1.22%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Sahara 1.09%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 7.15%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 4.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.65%


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