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Should I remove WindowsProtectManger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,683
Reach 0.0249%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.55 days
340.69 days >
Average installed length: 179.01 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is WindowsProtectManger?

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.


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. The primary executable is named wprotectmanager.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 561.97 KB (575,455 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WindowsProtectManger.
wprotectmanager.exe (8e445893b21ae3a59d351b9746b63d73) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Sophos 4.98 FuYu
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.149 TROJ_GEN.F47V0524
WindowsProtectManger 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

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\windowsprotectmanger
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\WindowsProtectManger\wprotectmanager.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 561.97 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WindowsProtectManger20.0.0.339

Program executable:wprotectmanager.exe (Malware detected)
Name:WindowsProtectManger control
WindowsProtectManger Service
Additional files:
  • update.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • wprotectmanager.exe runs as a service named 'WindowsProtectManger Service' (WindowsProtectManger) "WindowsProtectManger service".

How do I remove WindowsProtectManger?

You can uninstall WindowsProtectManger 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 WindowsProtectManger20.0.0.339, 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 WindowsProtectManger.
  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) 50%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.30%
Windows 10 31.38%
Windows XP 7.49%
Windows Vista 2.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.16%
Windows 8.1 11.20%
Windows 7 Professional 9.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.54%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.33% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 11.33%
  France 9.78%
  India 9.33%
  Brazil 9.11%
  Australia 5.56%
  Netherlands 5.56%
  United States 5.11%
  Germany 5.11%
  MA 3.56%
  Spain 3.33%
  Turkey 3.11%
  Mexico 2.44%
  Romania 2.44%
  IQ 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.20%
Acer 18.67%
ASUS 17.77%
Dell 14.16%
Toshiba 4.22%
Lenovo 3.92%
Samsung 3.92%
Intel 3.31%
Medion 1.20%
Sahara 0.90%
Sony 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.83%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.61%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 2.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.41%
Acer Aspire E1-531 1.81%


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