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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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3.3.94 18.18%
3.3.87 9.09%
3.3.86 9.09%
3.3.81 9.09%
3.3.65 9.09%
3.3.58 9.09%
3.3.52 18.18%
3.1.65 9.09%
2.0.23 9.09%

digital-defender Antivirus

What is digital-defender Antivirus?

Utilizes the Preventon Anti-virus engine. The software is also distributed via a white-label program.

About  (from UtilTool Ltd)

Digital Defender Antivirus is a professional-grade antivirus solution for All PC users. Utilizing our AV engine, which currently protecting over Millions of computers worldwide, Digital Defender Antivirus ensures an end user can rest assured that they are protected by one of the truly world-class solutions.


digital-defender Antivirus is a software program developed by UtilTool Ltd. The most common release is 3.3.94, 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. 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 AVUI.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 30.01 MB (31,465,941 bytes). The installed file Updater.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 47% of users of digital-defender Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in Portugal and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.digital-defender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\digital-defender Antivirus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F2401566-EC61-4322-9876-6C6D55896AB2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 30.01 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by digital-defender Antivirus

Program executable:AVUI.exe
Name:digital-defender AV UI
Path:C:\Program Files\digital-defender Antivirus\AVUI.exe
Additional files:
  • AVScanningService.exe (by digital-defender) - digital-defender AV Scanning Service
  • BBAdapter.dll (by digital-defender) - digital-defender AV BB Adapter
  • VBAdapter.dll - digital-defender AV VB Adapter
  • AVAssistant.exe - digital-defender AV Assistant
  • AVEngine.dll - digital-defender AV Engine
  • AVTray.exe - digital-defender AV Tray
  • Updater.exe - digital-defender Updater
  • netcontroller.dll - UtilTool Net Controller (UtilTool Net Controller [av])
  • AVUI.exe - digital-defender AV UI
  • nethandler.dll - UtilTool Net Handler
  • netfilter.exe - UtilTool Net Filter (UtilTool Net Filter Service)
  • netsvc.exe
  • netfilterCert.dll
  • setuplsp64.exe - RegisterLSP
  • netfilter.dll
  • netfilter64.dll
  • setuplsp.exe
  • setupwfp.exe - WFPInstaller
  • avdriversetup_x64.exe (by Preventon Technologies Limited) - Preventon Antivirus (Preventon AV Driver Setup Tool)
  • avdriversetup_x86.exe (by Preventon Technologies Limited)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AVTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AVTray.
2 Services
  • netsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Net Service' (netsvc) "Net Service".
  • netfilter.exe runs as a service named 'netfilter' (netfilter) "UtilTools Net Filter Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AVTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\digital-defender Antivirus\AVTray.exe.

How do I remove digital-defender Antivirus?

Quickly and completely remove digital-defender Antivirus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall digital-defender Antivirus 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program digital-defender Antivirus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 digital-defender Antivirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 8 36.36%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.27%
Windows 10 Pro 18.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 10 Home 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.67%
  Portugal 13.33%
  Australia 13.33%
  Belgium 6.67%
  Italy 6.67%
  MK 6.67%
  Germany 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 62.50%
Toshiba 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 28.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 14.29%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 14.29%
Acer Aspire E1-531 14.29%
Gigabyte M68SM-S2L 14.29%
ASUS All Series 14.29%


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