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Should I remove ProtectMe?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,139
Reach 0.0041%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 152.54 days
658.95 days >
Average installed length: 346.23 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is ProtectMe?  (from SafeNet)

eSafe content security provides the most comprehensive solution for real-time, intelligent inspection of all incoming and outgoing web and mail traffic in the content security market. Offering the performance and scalability needed for your organization to stay flexible and productive, eSafe deeply inspects all content...  Read more


ProtectMe is a program developed by SafeNet. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The software installer includes 4 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 15% of users of ProtectMe come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Saudi Arabia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.protectme.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\protectme
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ProtectMe\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by ProtectMe

  • uninstall.exe (by protectme) - ProtectMe
  • ProtectMe.dll
  • onload.js
  • protectme.crx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ProtectMe.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ProtectMe Class' with the class of {0C9F4179-A319-4c6a-A3E5-67FF3592A12E} (ProtectMe).

How do I remove ProtectMe?

You can uninstall ProtectMe 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 ProtectMe, 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 ProtectMe.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.14%
Windows 10 13.58%
Windows Vista 9.88%
Windows XP 7.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 8.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.41%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.29% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 15.29%
  United States 15.29%
  Saudi Arabia 11.76%
  France 10.59%
  United Arab Emirates 8.24%
  Israel 7.06%
  Egypt 5.88%
  Germany 4.71%
  MA 4.71%
  IQ 3.53%
  Qatar 2.35%
  Canada 1.18%
  Switzerland 1.18%
  Italy 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.56%
Dell 21.88%
Acer 17.19%
Toshiba 9.38%
Intel 4.69%
Sony 3.13%
Samsung 3.13%
Lenovo 3.13%
Medion 1.56%
American Megatrends 1.56%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.29%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.86%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 2.86%

About (from SafeNet, Inc.)

SafeNet is the largest company exclusively focused on the protection of high-value information assets. SafeNet is a leading global provider of data protection.
Publisher URL: www.safenet-inc.com


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