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Should I remove VaudiX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,946
United States Rank #16,198
Reach 0.0121%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.83 days
850.38 days >
Average installed length: 446.81 days

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VaudiX 1.74

What is VaudiX?

Vaudix (DropInSaving variant) is a web browser extension for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that collects and stores information about a user's web browsing habits in order to provide advertising as well as inter-browser coupons. The installed plugin will attempt to find merchant deals based on the user's web context and/or inject advertising. It will also attempt to find competing web extensions installed on the user's PC and disable or remove them if discovered.

About  (from Vaudix (Amazing Apps))

When installing the Plugin, it attempts to detect other software that may interfere with its functioning, usually similar types of software. By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pa...  Read more


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 4 files and is usually about 1.47 MB (1,544,274 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in VaudiX.
sprotector.dll (2e705785860f95358dc9aa6ed402198b) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130615 Win32:SProtector-A [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3468 Generic5
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.11
ESET-NOD32 7.8450 a variant of Win32/SProtector.A
The Hacker Trojan/Sprotector
Trend Micro 10.465.15 ADW_SPROTECT
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.166 ADW_SPROTECT
VIPRE Antivirus 18716 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
DV_Ndmv2l.dll (ffe3f0c62f2fede9890b18d73724fd97) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG Generic5.AKXU
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.40
Comodo Security 17777 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9416 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.N
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/MultiPlug
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.11150 Adware ( 004923a41 )
K7GW 9.175.11150 Adware ( 004923a41 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee RDN/Generic PUP.x!bqt
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 RDN/Generic PUP.x!bqt
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.MultiPlug.csxlcx
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.Adware!6.1293
Sophos 4.97.0 Generic PUA AN
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_MULTIPLUG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_MULTIPLUG
VIPRE Antivirus 26416 JustPlugIt (fs)
uninstall.exe (b42ff5f0d5e1b6331b9243ca6c78656e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 NSIS:SProtector-B [PUP]
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.11
ESET-NOD32 9190 Win32/SProtector.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24882 Sprotector (fs)
       View all 34 all detections
VaudiX 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vaudix
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\VaudiX\uninstall.exe" /FULLPATH="C:\Program Files\VaudiX"
Estimated size: 1.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VaudiX 1.74

Program module:sprotector.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\vaudix\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
  • (Malware detected) DV_Ndmv2l.dll
  • DV_Ndmv2l.x64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • DV_Ndmv2l.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SNT' with the class of {DCC61CB4-D43A-809B-E425-0708EC1D7C95}.

How do I remove VaudiX?

You can uninstall VaudiX 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 VaudiX 1.74, 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 VaudiX.
  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 VaudiX 1.74 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.10%
Windows Vista 7.95%
Windows XP 7.53%
Windows 10 0.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.69%
Windows 7 Professional 6.28%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.32%
  United Kingdom 8.77%
  Canada 4.87%
  India 3.57%
  Saudi Arabia 2.27%
  Australia 1.95%
  Israel 1.95%
  Malaysia 1.95%
  Belgium 1.62%
  Egypt 1.62%
  MA 1.30%
  Germany 0.97%
  DZ 0.97%
  Indonesia 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.69%
Dell 25.40%
Acer 15.34%
Toshiba 10.05%
Samsung 3.70%
Intel 2.65%
ASUS 2.12%
Gateway 1.59%
Alienware 1.06%
Lenovo 1.06%
Sony 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.23%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.82%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.11%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.11%


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