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How to remove an protector.dll error


Protector.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if protector.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Protector.dll file information

The process known as bProtector or API Guard appears to belong to software bProtector or Tenebril Protector by Performersoft or bProtector or Tenebril (www.tenebril.com).

Description: The file protector.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 790,520 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 748,544 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/protector.dll.html 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program has no visible window. The protector.dll file is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs). Protector.dll is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If protector.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 1,718,264 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 2,008,096 bytes, 2,004,472 bytes, 2,231,248 bytes or 2,003,960 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The protector.dll file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs). Protector.dll is able to record inputs and monitor applications.
You could remove the entire program Utility Common Driver or Video Performmer Manager using Windows Control Panel.

If protector.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 1,718,264 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 2,004,472 bytes or 2,008,096 bytes. The file has a digital signature. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs). Protector.dll is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. Protector.dll is able to record inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as protector.dll. Therefore, you should check the protector.dll 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

This has been identifed as part of the Trenebil Protector software as well as malware
  Ross  
trying to control computer
  David  
It changes the . system programs automatically.
   
Behindert das Starten der ( Norton-I) NIS2012-Oberfläche und führt zu Fehlern bei der Speicheradressierung mit Fehlermeldungen des Norton-NPE; ob löschen der protector.dll-Datei ausreicht kann ich bisher noch nicht beurteilen!
  Heinz-Ulrich Probst  
läßt Oberfläche von NIS-2012 nicht starten und führt bei Einsatz des NPE zu einem Speicherzugriffsfehler
  Heinz-Ulrich Probst  

Summary: Average user rating of protector.dll: based on 2 votes with 5 reviews.
2 users think protector.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade protector.dll ("not sure about it").


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