What is bProtect.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 bProtect.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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BProtect.exe file information

The process known as bProtector Engine belongs to software bProtector Engine or bProtector or Utility Common Driver by bProtector.

Description: BProtect.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The bProtect.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,441,784 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 803,328 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. BProtect.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with bProtect.exe, you may want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Utility Common Driver).

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If bProtect.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 803,328 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 773,624 bytes and 4 more variants. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. BProtect.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bProtect.exe. Therefore, you should check the bProtect.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

When your PC is protect by KASPERSKY, this bprotect behaves as serious threat for your pc security. It is advisable to remove it as it eventually and contiously keep on sending request for processing
bProtect.exe was blocking some applications and connections.
It is a "Search Engine"
  Bob H  
it is a ****ing pest. Remove using Safe Mode
  Ed Billiet  
It appeared on my computer one day, when ever my com crashes it appears
i can t remove the file , and he blocked some plugin of the navigator ( chrome for exp )
  mayssem ferjani  
Norton detected this as Adware.GoonSquad
  HateSpyware   (further information)
exremely hard to remove. seats itself as an extension for firefox which is virtually impossible to remove
Virues, Schädling, Freeze beim Anmelden, userinit.exe wird beendet
  Micha Strässler   (further information)
McAfee discorvered it as adware... I quarantined it. I can't really connect any problems to it but it might have been causing things in the background
I think it is related to the Findamo.

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Summary: Average user rating of bProtect.exe: based on 11 votes with 11 user comments. 4 users suspect danger. 7 users think bProtect.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving bProtect issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bProtect. 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 bProtect.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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