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What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,138
United States Rank #5,291
Reach 0.0978%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.54 days
163.49 days >
Average installed length: 85.90 days


2.1.1000.26515 0.10%
2.1.1000.23536 0.88%
2.1.1000.22182 0.05%
2.1.1000.21743 1.71%
2.1.1000.21715 0.31%
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2.1.1000.19051 10.07%
2.1.1000.18182 0.05%
2.1.1000.15248 13.91%
2.1.1000.14260 17.38%
2.1.1000.10798 39.54%
2.1.1000.10740 15.67%

WinZip Malware Protector

What is WinZip Malware Protector?  (from WinZip Computing)

Stop spyware in its tracks with WinZip Malware Protector, the software that safeguards your PC, files, passwords and personal information. WinZip Malware Protector detects and removes spyware, malware, worms and other malicious programs, automatically. Protect your PC, your work and your personal information from spy...  Read more


WinZip Malware Protector is a software program developed by WinZip Computing. The most common release is 2.1.1000.10798, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 programs's main executable is winzipmalwareprotector.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 111.14 MB of memory. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 18.79 MB (19,705,813 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 44% of users of WinZip Malware Protector come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WinZip Malware Protector.
winzipmalwareprotector.exe (04302e75f690218d75a73774e033f8c3) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.Clod882.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8.9263 a variant of MSIL/AdvancedSystemProtector.A
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!04302E75F690
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!04302E75F690
Rising Antivirus PE:Worm.Autorun!1.9EE3
AppManager.exe (35872bc66e1250a4653ee7b8f6250465) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.EF70
ESET-NOD32 11776 a variant of MSIL/AdvancedSystemProtector.F potentially unwanted
K7 AntiVirus 9.205.16229 Unwanted-Program ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.205.16227 Unwanted-Program ( 700000121 )

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WinZip International LLC
URL: www.winzip.com/prodpagemp.html
Help link: www.winzip.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip Malware Protector\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinZip Malware Protector\unins000.exe" /silent
Estimated size: 18.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip Malware Protector

Program executable:winzipmalwareprotector.exe (Malware detected)
Name:WinZip Malware Protector
Signed by:WinZip Computing
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip malware protector\winzipmalwareprotector.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • AppManager.exe (by Nico Mak Computing) - WinZip Malware Protector
  • AppResource.dll (by Nico Mak Computing)
  • scandll.dll
  • Xceed.Compression.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Zip for .NET (Xceed Compression for .NET)
  • Xceed.Compression.Formats.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Streaming Compression for .NET
  • Xceed.FileSystem.dll - Xceed FileSystem for .NET
  • Xceed.Zip.dll
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.DLL (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • System.Core.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • Xceed.Compression.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@protectdisc.com/NPPDLicenseHelper' with a plugin key of '@protectdisc.com/NPPDLicenseHelper'.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AppManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinZip Malware Protector' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 12:01 AM).
  • WinZipMalwareProtector.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A13DB20F-45A2-4598-98BA-90CF94030451}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WinZipMalwareProtector.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinZip Malware Protector_startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WinZipMalwareProtector.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinZip Malware Protector_startup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\WinZip Malware Protector\WinZipMalwareProtector.exe" autolaunch.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:111.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002121765%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004889%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016328%
0.015104% average

How do I remove WinZip Malware Protector?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.09%
Windows 10 44.12%
Windows Vista 6.16%
Windows XP 3.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.77%
Windows 10 Home 16.81%
Windows 8.1 15.24%
Windows 7 Professional 8.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.61%
Windows 10 Pro 4.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.96%
  Germany 18.83%
  France 4.66%
  United Kingdom 4.62%
  Netherlands 3.33%
  Italy 3.06%
  Sweden 2.80%
  Canada 2.40%
  DK 2.26%
  Australia 2.22%
  Austria 2.13%
  Norway 1.73%
  Switzerland 1.47%
  Belgium 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.12%
Acer 19.75%
Dell 14.94%
ASUS 9.88%
Toshiba 6.89%
Medion 6.39%
Lenovo 4.23%
Samsung 1.91%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Sahara 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.81%
ASUS All Series 3.72%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.50%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.50%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.84%

About WinZip Computing

WinZip is a file archiver and compressor for Windows developed by WinZip Computing.
Publisher URL: www.winzip.com


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