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Should I remove Web Protector IE?

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 #8,665
United States Rank #11,396
Reach 0.0450%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.49 days
250.50 days >
Average installed length: 131.62 days


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Web Protector IE


Web Protector IE is a program developed by web-protector.net. The most used version is, with over 4% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is WebProtector.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,060,496 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 29% of users of Web Protector IE come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Germany.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Web Protector IE.
WebProtector.dll (445752ec46020163bfbd5b6b56814428) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.GadgetBox.G
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.867
ESET-NOD32 9.11453 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.GadgetBox.G potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/GadgetBox
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Shopper.dqeawq
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0401

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WebProtector
URL: web-protector.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\webprotector
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WebProtector\webprotector_uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 1.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Protector IE

Program module:WebProtector.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Internet Explorer Web Protector Toolbar
Web Protector Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\webprotector\WebProtector.dll
Additional files:
  • webprotector_uninstaller.exe (by WebProtector) - ${ProductName}
  • (Malware detected) WebProtector.dll (by Web Protector) - Internet Explorer Web Protector Toolbar (Web Protector Toolbar)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • WebProtector.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'WebProtector' with a class of {CCC7B151-1D8C-11E3-B2AD-F3EF3D58318D}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • WebProtector.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {CCC7B152-1D8C-11E3-B2AD-F3EF3D58318D}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • WebProtector.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'WebProtector' with the class of {CCC7B151-1D8C-11E3-B2AD-F3EF3D58318D} (Web Protector Toolbar).
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • WebProtector.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'WebProtector' with a class of {CCC7B151-1D8C-11E3-B2AD-F3EF3D58318D} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove Web Protector IE?

You can uninstall Web Protector IE 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 Web Protector IE, 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 Web Protector IE.
  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 Web Protector IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8.1 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.60%
Windows 10 37.88%
Windows XP 3.61%
Windows Vista 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.18%
Windows 8.1 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 11.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.99%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.33%
  Brazil 10.49%
  Germany 7.23%
  France 3.97%
  United Kingdom 2.85%
  Spain 2.65%
  Italy 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.34%
  Mexico 2.34%
  Saudi Arabia 2.34%
  Poland 2.14%
  India 2.14%
  MA 1.93%
  Australia 1.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.94%
Acer 20.21%
Dell 17.40%
ASUS 10.19%
Samsung 6.33%
Toshiba 6.15%
Lenovo 5.98%
Medion 1.23%
Intel 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.18%
Positivo Positivo Mobile 3.04%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.66%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 2.66%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.66%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.28%


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