What is %Protector Process Name%.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the %Protector Process Name%.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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%Protector Process Name%.exe file information

The process known as Application Manager belongs to software PC Performer Manager by PerformerSoft.

Description: %Protector Process Name%.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The %Protector Process Name%.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,695,776 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 3,085,264 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The %Protector Process Name%.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. %Protector Process Name%.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ PC Performer Manager.

Recommended: Identify %Protector Process Name%.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as %Protector Process Name%.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example BProtector (detected by Sophos), and Adware-Bprotect (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the %Protector Process Name%.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Application Manager has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving %Protector Process Name% issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with %Protector Process Name%. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the %Protector Process Name%.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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