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Should I remove Stronghold AntiMalware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,829
United States Rank #24,984
Reach 0.0123%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.68 days
20.00 days >
Average installed length: 10.51 days


1.2 21.49%
1.0 78.51%

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Stronghold AntiMalware

What is Stronghold AntiMalware?  (from Security Stronghold)

Stronghold Antivirus is a lightweight and user-friendly antivirus and antimalware for everyday use both at home and in the office. Unlike other antiviruses it doesn't consume a lot of resources, it doesn't confuse you with difficult to understand windows and complex options. On the contrary, Stronghold Antivirus with o...  Read more


Stronghold AntiMalware is a program developed by Security Stronghold. The most used version is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is strongholdantimalware.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 18.16 MB (19,046,098 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 25% of users of Stronghold AntiMalware come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Russia.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.securitystronghold.com/stronghold-antivirus
Help link: www.SecurityStronghold.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stronghold AntiMalware\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stronghold AntiMalware\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 18.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stronghold AntiMalware

Program executable:strongholdantimalware.exe
Name:Stronghold AntiMalware
Path:C:\Program Files\stronghold antimalware\strongholdantimalware.exe
Additional files:
  • rgutil.dll - Security Stronghold Common Utility
  • antmlwrmntr32.dll - Stronghold AntiMalware Monitor
  • antmlwrmntr64.dll
  • ToolbarRemover.exe - Toolbar Remover
  • NewUpdateAntiMalware.exe - Update
  • UpdateAntiMalware.exe
  • DBUnpacker.exe
  • saShell.dll
  • StrongholdAntiMalwareInstaller.exe
  • StrongholdAntiMalwareService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • saShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SAContextMenu' with a class of {ED16353A-533D-460E-9F02-6301D72B88D6}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • saShell.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Microsoft SharePoint Plug-in for Firefox' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/SharePoint,version=14.0' for all users of the PC.
  • StrongholdAntiMalwareService.exe runs as a service named 'Stronghold Anti Malware Service' (ServiceSAM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StrongholdAntiMalware.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Stronghold AntiMalware' which loads as C:\Program Files\Stronghold AntiMalware\StrongholdAntiMalware.exe.

How do I remove Stronghold AntiMalware?

You can uninstall Stronghold AntiMalware 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 Stronghold AntiMalware, 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 Stronghold AntiMalware.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.37%
Windows 10 35.12%
Windows XP 6.20%
Windows Vista 3.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.25%
Windows 8.1 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 9.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.28%
  Germany 7.17%
  Russia 6.42%
  United Kingdom 4.91%
  India 4.15%
  Canada 3.02%
  Indonesia 2.64%
  Spain 2.64%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Saudi Arabia 2.26%
  UA 1.89%
  Italy 1.89%
  Brazil 1.51%
  New Zealand 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.62%
Dell 16.89%
Acer 14.19%
Toshiba 10.81%
ASUS 9.46%
Lenovo 7.43%
Intel 3.38%
Medion 2.70%
Samsung 2.03%
Sahara 2.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.63%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.63%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.63%
ASUS All Series 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.75%

About (from Security Stronghold)

Company Profile Security Stronghold Company was founded by several computer security professionals.
Publisher URL: www.securitystronghold.com


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