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Stronghold Antivirus

What is Stronghold Antivirus?  (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 Antivirus is a software program developed by Security Stronghold. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named strongholdantivirus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 12.67 MB (13,281,552 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Stronghold Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Arab Emirates and Germany.
Stronghold Antivirus has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.securitystronghold.com/stronghold-antivirus
Help link: www.SecurityStronghold.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stronghold Antivirus\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stronghold Antivirus\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stronghold Antivirus

Program executable:strongholdantivirus.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\stronghold antivirus\strongholdantivirus.exe
Additional files:
  • StrongholdAntivirusInstaller.exe
  • StrongholdAntivirusService.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • DBUnpacker.exe
  • saShell.dll
  • saShell64.dll
  • WindowsScan.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • saShell64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SAContextMenu' with a class of {ED16353A-533D-460E-9F02-6301D72B88D6}.
  • StrongholdAntivirusService.exe runs as a service named 'Stronghold Antivirus Service' (ServiceSA).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StrongholdAntivirus.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Stronghold Antivirus' which loads as C:\Program Files\Stronghold Antivirus\StrongholdAntivirus.exe.

How do I remove Stronghold Antivirus?

You can uninstall Stronghold Antivirus 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 Antivirus, 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 Antivirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 10 28.57%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.33%
  United Arab Emirates 8.33%
  Germany 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Latvia 8.33%
  Russia 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Medion 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7708 16.67%
LENOVO 20266 16.67%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 16.67%
Gateway NE56R 16.67%
eMachines EL1358G 16.67%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 16.67%

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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