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What is Protection.exe?

Protection.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Protection.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Protection.exe file information

The process known as Protection belongs to software binternet or Protection by Copyright or Cybermafia (cybermafia.org).

Description: Protection.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Protection.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 7/XP is 994,816 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/protection.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Protection.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify Protection.exe related errors

If Protection.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 192,512 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Protection.exe is not a Windows core file.

If Protection.exe is located in the folder "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 694,272 bytes. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file.

If Protection.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 110,592 bytes.

If Protection.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 701,440 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Protection" definitely not required.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Protection.exe, for example Win32:Malware-gen (detected by Avast), and Trojan.Generic.KD.305316 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the Protection.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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User Comments

Not Much..just that it seems to auto ignore or auto decline when turned on
  Sun Ce  
le fichier Protection.exe sur mon PC il s'est infiltrer dans Mes documents je crois que c'est ac-ose de l'édition de Windows que j'ai (Windows 7 édition Familiale premium mise a jour bien-sur),c'est un petit programme qui modifier les paramètres il s'infiltre Quand on visite certain site. mon cas un notification de la pare de INFO apparaît : un changement de de paramètre sur Firefox ,(même quand le navigateur est fermer) SI je touche la notification la page d’accueil change. Pour le supprime il faux désactiver le contrôle obligatoire des signatures de pilotes F8 au démarrage.
  mahdibillel  

Summary: Average user rating of Protection.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments.
One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks Protection.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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