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Should I remove WPM?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,755
United States Rank #29,052
Reach 0.0529%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.31 days
215.70 days >
Average installed length: 113.33 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is WPM?

WPM is an web browser advertisement extension that delivers ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of traditional banners as well as context-hyper links. Ads delivered are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The ads are not affiliated nor endorsed by the underlying websites on which they appear. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web.


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. The primary executable is named wprotectmanager.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 6.46 MB (6,769,265 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WPM.
wprotectmanager.exe (6ba8985c841a5d1e94d91b81af764229) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ELEX.81
Dr.Web Trojan.Wprot.3
ESET-NOD32 8.9703 a variant of Win32/ELEX.AE
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Riskware/Elex
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.11 PUP.Optional.WpManager
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.496640
WPM 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:\ProgramData\wpm
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\WPM\wprotectmanager.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 6.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WPM17.8.0.3442

Program executable:wprotectmanager.exe (Malware detected)
Name:wmp control
WPM Service
Additional files:
  • update.exe
  • node.exe (by Joyent, Inc) - Node.js (Evented I/O for V8 JavaScript)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • wprotectmanager.exe runs as a service named 'Wpm Service' (Wpm) "Wpm service".

How do I remove WPM?

You can uninstall WPM 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 WPM17.8.0.3442, 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 WPM.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.10%
Windows 10 30.87%
Windows XP 8.15%
Windows Vista 2.78%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.29%
Windows 8.1 10.41%
Windows 7 Professional 9.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.91%
Windows 8 7.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.62% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 15.62%
  Brazil 13.00%
  Italy 13.00%
  India 5.70%
  United States 5.59%
  Spain 5.36%
  Netherlands 5.25%
  Germany 4.22%
  Poland 3.42%
  Sweden 2.85%
  IQ 2.17%
  Greece 2.05%
  Philippines 2.05%
  Israel 2.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.27%
Acer 20.65%
ASUS 14.79%
Dell 13.87%
Samsung 7.09%
Lenovo 4.01%
Toshiba 2.93%
Intel 2.16%
American Megatrends 0.92%
Sony 0.92%
Sahara 0.77%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 5.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.76%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.40%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.06%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.72%


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