Most antivirus programs identify ProtectWindowsManager.exe as malware—for example Microsoft identifies it as BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab, and TrendMicro identifies it as ADW_ELEX.
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Description: ProtectWindowsManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ProtectWindowsManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 708,264 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 344,232 bytes and 36 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. ProtectWindowsManager.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify ProtectWindowsManager.exe related errors
If ProtectWindowsManager.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 485,888 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 493,712 bytes and 15 more variants. The program has no visible window. ProtectWindowsManager.exe is not a Windows system file. ProtectWindowsManager.exe is able to monitor applications.
Important: You should check the ProtectWindowsManager.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If WindowsProtectManger Service has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active ProtectWindowsManager process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ProtectWindowsManager.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.