How to remove the ioprotect virus

Most antivirus programs identify ioprotect.exe as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as Artemis!22D100C0BE6A, and Sophos identifies it as Mal/Generic-S.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

Click to Run a Free Virus Scan for the ioprotect.exe malware

Ioprotect.exe file information

The process known as tfactory install or sound store update or Game Update or superstat install or Update manager

appears to belong to software The l4bs or Wiz or tfactory instal or sound store update or superstat install

by The l4bs or Wiz or tfactory install or sound store update or superstat install.

Description: Ioprotect.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ioprotect.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,753,064 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,766,896 bytes, 1,777,640 bytes, 1,749,992 bytes or 1,766,376 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Ioprotect.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify ioprotect.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ioprotect.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

There are no user opinions yet. Why not be the first to write a short comment?

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about ioprotect.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving ioprotect issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ioprotect process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ioprotect.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

ioprotect.exe [all]