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Should I remove WxDownload?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,386
United States Rank #31,113
Reach 0.0068%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.12 days
977.11 days >
Average installed length: 513.40 days

WxDownload 1.66

What is WxDownload?

wxDownload Fast (also known as wxDFast) is a free/open source download manager. It was created to be multi-platform. It is a multi-threaded (aka accelerated or segmented) download manager. This means that it can split a file into several pieces and download the pieces simultaneously. Created in C++ using the wxWidgets library, wxDownload Fast can be built with MinGW or MSVC, allowing it to be built with just free/open source tools.


The primary executable is named sprotector.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 704.01 KB (720,902 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • 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 WxDownload.
sprotector.dll (605ddc5f152cd5dc0c4276d70a62a7d0) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.Sprotector.A3
ESET-NOD32 7.8329 a variant of Win32/SProtector.A
Sophos 4.89 Generic PUA IK
Trend Micro 10.465.23 TROJ_SPNR.0BC513
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_SPNR.0BC513
uninstall.exe (5cad4c7916d7e47dbdf05fc4a853e275) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8944 a variant of Win32/SProtector.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Hack.Huigezi.sd.(kcloud)
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.14BDB127
Vba32 AntiVirus Backdoor.Hupigon
WxDownload 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:\Program Files\wxdownload
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WxDownload\uninstall.exe" /FULLPATH="C:\Program Files\WxDownload"
Estimated size: 704.01 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WxDownload 1.66

Program module:sprotector.dll (Malware detected)
Name:SProtector 1.66.1133
Path:C:\Program Files\wxdownload\sprotector.dll
SProtector has been detected as 'malware' by multiple antivirus products. TrendMicro classifies it as TROJ_GEN.RCBH1L8. ESET calls it a variant of Win32/SProtector.A. QuickHeal identifies SProtector.dll as Worm.SProtector.A3. Avast...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove WxDownload?

You can uninstall WxDownload 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 WxDownload 1.66, 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 WxDownload.
  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) 67%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.95%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Windows 10 1.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.64%
Windows 7 Professional 7.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.52%
  Iran 22.82%
  Taiwan 4.03%
  Canada 4.03%
  Brazil 3.36%
  India 3.36%
  Argentina 3.36%
  Indonesia 2.68%
  Italy 2.68%
  DZ 2.01%
  Egypt 2.01%
  TN 1.34%
  Spain 1.34%
  Hungary 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.22%
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Acer 13.33%
ASUS 6.67%
Lenovo 5.56%
Toshiba 3.33%
Sony 3.33%
Samsung 1.11%
American Megatrends 1.11%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.60%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.70%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.70%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.80%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.80%

About Search Assistant SProtector

Alias distribution of the SProtector class of malware.


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