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Should I remove Wifi Protector Extension?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,851
United States Rank #45,755
Reach 0.0042%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.61 days
460.37 days >
Average installed length: 241.89 days


VersionDistribution 25.30% 51.81% 22.89%

Wifi Protector Extension

What is Wifi Protector Extension?

Wifi Protector Extension is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual search advertising.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is Wifi Protector Extension-bg.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 2.98 MB (3,126,612 bytes).

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Wifi Protector Extension.
Wifi Protector Extension.dll (513953a603f151ef7048bc67b1af1362) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3600 Downloader.Generic13
Dr.Web Adware.Bho.3871
ESET-NOD32 8.7490 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
Wifi Protector Extension-bho.dll (494b9291a7a8991add68b8279d1fc651) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
VIPRE Antivirus 21220 Crossrider (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Speedchecker
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wifi protector extension
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Wifi Protector Extension\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Wifi Protector Extension

Program executable:Wifi Protector Extension-bg.exe
Name:Wifi Protector Extension
Wifi Protector Extension exe
Path:C:\Program Files\wifi protector extension\Wifi Protector Extension-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Wifi Protector Extension (Wifi Protector Extension Installer)
  • Wifi Protector Extension.dll - Wifi Protector Extension BHO
  • Wifi Protector Extension-bg.exe - Wifi Protector Extension exe
  • (Malware detected) Wifi Protector Extension-bho.dll
  • Wifi Protector Extension-buttonutil.exe
  • Wifi Protector Extension-buttonutil64.exe
  • Wifi Protector Extension-codedownloader.exe
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Wifi Protector Extension.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Wifi Protector Extension' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111261187} (CrossriderApp0012687).
  • Wifi Protector Extension-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Wifi Protector Extension' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111261187} (CrossriderApp0012687).

How do I remove Wifi Protector Extension?

You can uninstall Wifi Protector Extension 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 Extension, 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 Extension.
  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 Wifi Protector Extension you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 8%
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.67%
Windows 10 14.46%
Windows Vista 8.43%
Windows XP 8.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.75%
Windows 7 Professional 9.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.41%
Windows 8 Pro 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.38%
  Brazil 22.08%
  United Kingdom 7.79%
  France 6.49%
  Spain 6.49%
  Germany 3.90%
  MA 2.60%
  Hungary 2.60%
  UA 1.30%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Mexico 1.30%
  DZ 1.30%
  Austria 1.30%
  Argentina 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 37.74%
Hewlett-Packard 24.53%
Dell 9.43%
Lenovo 7.55%
Medion 3.77%
Samsung 3.77%
Toshiba 3.77%
Intel 1.89%
Compaq 1.89%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.90%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite M840 1.45%

About (from Speedchecker Limited)

Speedchecker Limited is a Sheffield based company that specializes in internet speed testing , network monitoring and PC optimalization.
Publisher URL: www.pcspeedup.com


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