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Should I remove WindowsMangerProtect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,652
United States Rank #6,294
Reach 0.2304%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.12 days
505.01 days >
Average installed length: 265.34 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is WindowsMangerProtect?

Developed by Ma Lin this is a potentially unwanted software program that is typically installed without the user's consent and is billed as a security product but instead bundles additional unwanted software.


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 main program executable is protectwindowsmanager.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 525.45 KB (538,061 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WindowsMangerProtect.
protectwindowsmanager.exe (ba4da4299310f4a54cbba25221072d70) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3390 Malin
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.WPM.45
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.6556
ESET-NOD32 8.10212 a variant of Win32/ELEX.AM
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.09 PUP.Optional.WPM.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0630
WindowsMangerProtect 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

Displayed publisher: WindowsProtect LIMITED
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\windowsmangerprotect
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\WindowsMangerProtect\ProtectWindowsManager.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 525.45 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WindowsMangerProtect20.0.0.502

Program executable:protectwindowsmanager.exe (Malware detected)
Name:WindowsProtectManger control
WindowsProtectManger Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ProtectWindowsManager.exe runs as a service named 'WindowsMangerProtect Service' (WindowsMangerProtect) "WindowsMangerProtect service".

How do I remove WindowsMangerProtect?

You can uninstall WindowsMangerProtect 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 WindowsMangerProtect20.0.0.502, 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 WindowsMangerProtect.
  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) 49%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.12%
Windows 10 32.79%
Windows XP 6.21%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.43%
Windows 8.1 12.95%
Windows 7 Professional 10.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.99%
  Italy 7.23%
  Brazil 6.04%
  India 5.68%
  France 5.60%
  Australia 5.18%
  Germany 4.51%
  United Kingdom 3.06%
  MA 2.47%
  Spain 2.33%
  Canada 2.03%
  Netherlands 1.87%
  Romania 1.68%
  Mexico 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.16%
Acer 20.36%
Dell 16.65%
ASUS 11.13%
Toshiba 6.88%
Lenovo 4.90%
Samsung 4.49%
Intel 1.57%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Sahara 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.68%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.33%
ASUS All Series 3.85%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.98%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.69%


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