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Should I remove WiFi Protector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,380
United States Rank #17,566
Reach 0.0342%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.96 days
87.27 days >
Average installed length: 45.85 days


VersionDistribution [no-av,rc3] 3.71% [no-av,rc2] 12.61% [rc11] 2.08% [rc10] 2.08% [rc9] 0.45% [rc6] 1.19% [rc2,bd_3.0.0.98] 6.97% [vs2013,.co,rc5] 2.08% [vs2013,.co,rc5] 0.74% [vs2013] 1.78% [rev3] 0.45% 7.86% 0.74% [release] 0.15% 2.97% 4.60% 1.04% 4.15% 0.30% 2.08% 1.04% 6.08% 3.71% 0.59% 7.12% 8.16% 11.87% 1.93% 1.34% 0.15%

Typically installed together

WiFi Protector


WiFi Protector is a software program developed by Optimal Software s.r.o. The most common release is [no-av,rc2], with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 10.39 MB (10,898,888 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 32% of users of WiFi Protector come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wifiprotector.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WiFi Protector\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WiFi Protector\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WiFi Protector

  • WiFiProtectorInstaller.exe - WiFi Protector v. (2012-11-26 16:12:25) (WiFi Protector. Your personal WiFi security guide)
  • PopupNotification.dll - WiFi Protector (WiFi Protector Popup Notification Library)
  • Sqlite3.dll - WiFi Protector SQLite library
  • wifiProtHelper.dll - WiFi Protector GUI Helpers
  • wifiProtLauncher.exe - WiFi Protector Launcher
  • wifiProtService.exe - WiFi Protector Service
  • bzip2.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - Bzip2 (Bzip: file compressor)
  • unzip.exe (by Info-Zip ) - UnZip (UnZip SPECS UnZip: list, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive)
  • zip.exe (by GnuWin32 ) - Zip (Zip: package and compress zip-archive files)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • wifiProtLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D29E041B-8B0F-4268-85B3-17E08CF4D5E1}' (runs on registration).
  • wifiProtService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{918E7A9D-9F33-4297-A540-33D8D9E32DB2}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • wifiProtLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WiFiProtLauncher.
  • wifiProtService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WiFiProtLauncher.
  • wifiProtService.exe runs as a service named 'wifiProtService' (wifiProtService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • wifiProtLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WiFi Protector' and executes as C:\Program Files\WiFi Protector\WiFiProtLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0175607193%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01296916%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00459156%
0.015104% average
Memory:19.07 MB
Total CPU:0.0287732138%
Kernel CPU:0.01138157%
User CPU:0.01739164%

How do I remove WiFi Protector?

You can uninstall WiFi Protector 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 WiFi Protector, 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 WiFi Protector.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.30%
Windows 10 34.52%
Windows XP 2.81%
Windows Vista 2.22%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.84%
Windows 7 Professional 9.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.96%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.51%
Windows 10 Home 4.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.36% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 32.36%
  United States 19.18%
  France 3.95%
  MA 3.81%
  DZ 3.51%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Mexico 2.64%
  Germany 2.34%
  Italy 2.20%
  Colombia 2.05%
  Saudi Arabia 1.90%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  IQ 1.46%
  Turkey 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.42%
Acer 22.72%
Dell 16.63%
ASUS 10.07%
Samsung 7.49%
Lenovo 6.56%
Toshiba 5.62%
Intel 1.41%
American Megatrends 1.17%
Common models
Positivo Positivo Mobile 4.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.19%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 2.19%
Dell Inspiron N4050 1.75%
Dell Inspiron 5520 1.75%


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