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Should I remove Search Assistant MocaFlix?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,296
United States Rank #17,681
Reach 0.0482%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.99 days
1297.75 days >
Average installed length: 681.87 days

Search Assistant MocaFlix 1.66

What is Search Assistant MocaFlix?

Search Assistant MocaFlix is a web browser extension that is designed to deliver ads. It is considered adware and modifies the user's web browser settings including the default home page and search settings. It also installs the SProtector plugin which prevents other applications from modifying the changed browser settings. Websearch.mocaflix will constantly redirect your internet connection and tell you that you are browsing unsafely.


The primary executable is named sprotector.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 802.46 KB (821,716 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Search Assistant MocaFlix.
sprotector.dll (c54a493484f7f03292cd310112d93257) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130523 Win32:SProtector-A [PUP]
CAT-QuickHeal Worm.SProtector.Gen
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.3
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.SProtector.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.8362 Win32/SProtector
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.k.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1L2
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.NSAnti.427520.A
Search Assistant MocaFlix has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: websearch.mocaflix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mocaflix
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MocaFlix\uninstall.exe" /FULLPATH="C:\Program Files\MocaFlix"
Estimated size: 802.46 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Search Assistant MocaFlix 1.66

Program module:sprotector.dll (Malware detected)
Name:SProtector 1.66.1133
Path:C:\Program Files\mocaflix\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:
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove Search Assistant MocaFlix?

You can uninstall Search Assistant MocaFlix 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 Search Assistant MocaFlix 1.66, 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 Search Assistant MocaFlix.
  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.

Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.28%
Windows XP 13.77%
Windows Vista 5.89%
Windows 10 0.95%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.76%
Windows 7 Professional 8.04%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.63% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 14.63%
  United States 13.03%
  United Kingdom 3.91%
  India 3.71%
  Israel 3.41%
  Italy 2.61%
  Mexico 2.51%
  Hong Kong 2.40%
  Brazil 2.40%
  Germany 2.10%
  Indonesia 2.00%
  Malaysia 2.00%
  France 1.80%
  Iran 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.21%
Dell 20.37%
Acer 16.86%
ASUS 11.52%
Toshiba 6.01%
Samsung 5.01%
Lenovo 2.67%
Intel 1.67%
American Megatrends 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.71%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.29%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.21%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.86%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.86%
MSI MS-7592 2.50%

About Search Assistant SProtector

Alias distribution of the SProtector class of malware.


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