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Should I remove Simple Malware Protector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,967
United States Rank #48,182
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.54 days
16.04 days >
Average installed length: 8.43 days


2.1.1000.19229 23.08%
2.1.1000.19221 76.92%

Simple Malware Protector

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Simple Malware Protector is a software program developed by Simple Star. The most common release is 2.1.1000.19221, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named simplemalwareprotector.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 26.87 MB (28,170,581 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 36% of users of Simple Malware Protector come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.simplestar.com
Help link: goto.simplestar.com/action/?product=SMP&LinkType=Support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Simple Malware Protector\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Simple Malware Protector\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Simple Malware Protector

Program executable:simplemalwareprotector.exe
Name:Simple Malware Protector
Path:C:\Program Files\simple malware protector\simplemalwareprotector.exe
Additional files:
  • AppManager.exe - Simple Malware Protector (SimpleMalwareProtector)
  • scandll.dll
  • Xceed.Compression.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Zip for .NET (Xceed Compression for .NET)
  • Xceed.FileSystem.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed FileSystem for .NET
  • Xceed.Zip.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • Xceed.Compression.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@protectdisc.com/NPPDLicenseHelper' with a plugin key of '@protectdisc.com/NPPDLicenseHelper'.
Scheduled Task
  • AppManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Simple Malware Protector' (runs daily at 07:52).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SimpleMalwareProtector.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Simple Malware Protector_startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SimpleMalwareProtector.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Simple Malware Protector_startup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Simple Malware Protector\SimpleMalwareProtector.exe" autolaunch.

How do I remove Simple Malware Protector?

Quickly and completely remove Simple Malware Protector from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Simple Malware Protector 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 Simple Malware Protector, 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 Simple Malware Protector.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 10 56%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 56.41%
Windows 7 30.77%
Windows Vista 10.26%
Windows XP 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 41.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.26%
Windows 10 Pro 5.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.56%
  France 26.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  Germany 6.67%
  Netherlands 6.67%
  Belgium 4.44%
  Norway 4.44%
  Switzerland 2.22%
  DK 2.22%
  United Kingdom 2.22%
  GP 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.58%
Dell 16.13%
Acer 12.90%
Toshiba 12.90%
ASUS 9.68%
Lenovo 9.68%
Medion 6.45%
Sony 3.23%
Samsung 3.23%
Gateway 3.23%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7708 5.71%
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 5.71%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.86%


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