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Should I remove SProtector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,263
United States Rank #22,180
Reach 0.0129%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.23 days
1098.16 days >
Average installed length: 577.00 days

SProtector 1.62

What is SProtector?

SProtector has been seen being bundled with various know adware programs including ContinueToSave, Search Assistant, JustBrowse, BrowseToSave, EasyLife Search and AppsAreFun. It has been detected as 'malware' by multiple antivirus products. TrendMicro classifies it as TROJ_GEN.RCBH1L8. ESET calls it a variant of Win32/SProtector.A. QuickHeal identifies SProtector.dll as Worm.SProtector.A3. Avast classifies it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) Win32:SProtector-B [PUP] and DrWeb flags it as Adware.BGuard. The program, specifically the sprotector.dll file is loaded into Google Chrome and connects to the Internet.


The main program executable is sprotector.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 660.69 KB (676,542 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SProtector.
sprotector.dll (1a8b01302741f5e6b33de2918e06e4b7) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir BDS/Lease.A
Comodo Security 16139 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.SProtector.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.8290 a variant of Win32/SProtector.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Behav034.ziayf
Norman 10.20130613 Suspicious_Gen4.BJHND
Sophos 4.88 Mal/Behav-034
uninstall.exe (2ab0cf01af826871565397ac5d40f3d5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.SProtector.Ad
Bkav FE W32.Clodf0b.Trojan.6b35
ESET-NOD32 8975 a variant of Win32/SProtector.B
SProtector has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sprotector
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SProtector\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 660.69 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SProtector 1.62

Program module:sprotector.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\sprotector\sprotector.dll
SProtector has been detected as 'malware' by multiple antivirus products. TrendMicro classifies it as TROJ_GEN.RCBH1L8. ESET calls it a variant of Win32/SProtector.A. QuickHeal identifies SProtector.dll as Worm.SProtector.A3. Avast...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe

How do I remove SProtector?

You can uninstall SProtector 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 SProtector 1.62, 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 SProtector.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.78%
Windows XP 11.37%
Windows Vista 7.06%
Windows 10 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.07%
Windows 7 Professional 8.30%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.62%
  United Kingdom 6.62%
  Canada 5.57%
  India 4.18%
  Germany 3.14%
  Brazil 2.79%
  Sweden 2.79%
  Philippines 2.44%
  Spain 2.09%
  RS 2.09%
  Italy 1.74%
  Mexico 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  New Zealand 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.16%
Dell 15.79%
Acer 15.20%
ASUS 9.94%
Toshiba 6.43%
Samsung 4.68%
Intel 2.92%
Lenovo 2.34%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Sahara 1.75%
Sony 1.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.84%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP ProBook 4530s 3.23%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.42%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.42%

About Search Assistant SProtector

Alias distribution of the SProtector class of malware.


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