How to remove the IProtectorService virus

Most antivirus programs identify IProtectorService.exe as malware.

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IProtectorService.exe file information

The process known as iNet Protector (version 3.55) appears to belong to software iNet Protector by Karlis Blumentals (

Description: IProtectorService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The IProtectorService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 751,104 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 553,472 bytes, 593,920 bytes or 609,280 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. IProtectorService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with IProtectorService.exe, you could also do the following:

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If IProtectorService.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 576,000 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. IProtectorService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the IProtectorService.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.


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Best practices for resolving IProtectorService issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active IProtectorService process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the IProtectorService.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 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.

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