How to remove an Protector error
The free file information forum can help you determine if Protector.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Protector.exe file information
The process known as SpyCatcher Protector - manage spyware or GhostSurf spyware watcher belongs to software GhostSurf (version 2006 Platinum, 2005 Platinum, 2007 Platinum) or SpyCatcher Express (version 2006) or SpyCatcher by Tenebril (www.tenebril.com).
Description: Protector.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 86,133 bytes (91% of all occurrences), 73,845 bytes or 1,141,248 bytes.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. File Protector.exe is not a Windows system file. Program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
It is possible to uninstall GhostSurf 2006 Platinum or SpyCatcher Express 2006 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
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If Protector.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 15,360 bytes. Program has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Protector.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If Protector.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 86,133 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce).
The program is a hidden stealth process. Protector.exe is not a Windows core file.
It is possible to uninstall GhostSurf 2007 Platinum software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
If Protector.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 86,133 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Protector.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Protector.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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