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Should I remove WindowsMangerProtect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,456
United States Rank #14,678
Reach 0.1616%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.30 days
244.88 days >
Average installed length: 128.66 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


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 3 files and is usually about 518.4 KB (530,845 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 (397b966bbca15d72ae702fdf31d02f99) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ELEX.BAM
ESET-NOD32 8.10310 a variant of Win32/ELEX.AM
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.12 PUP.Optional.WindowsProtectManger.A
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.172E88FA!388925690
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0815
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: 518.4 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WindowsMangerProtect20.0.0.722

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 WindowsMangerProtect20.0.0.722, 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) 48%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.19%
Windows 10 33.34%
Windows XP 5.74%
Windows Vista 2.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.00%
Windows 8.1 12.69%
Windows 7 Professional 11.48%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.46% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 13.46%
  Italy 8.47%
  France 6.28%
  United States 5.77%
  Germany 4.46%
  India 4.27%
  Australia 3.64%
  MA 3.07%
  Spain 2.35%
  Mexico 2.10%
  Netherlands 2.10%
  Portugal 1.69%
  Poland 1.66%
  DZ 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.51%
Acer 20.29%
Dell 13.88%
ASUS 12.58%
Toshiba 7.41%
Samsung 5.81%
Lenovo 5.16%
Sahara 0.90%
Intel 0.85%
American Megatrends 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.65%
ASUS All Series 4.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.09%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.40%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.26%


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