What is pwprotector.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the pwprotector.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Pwprotector.exe file information

The process pwprotector.exe has no company information.

Description: Pwprotector.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Pwprotector.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 36,864 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Pwprotector.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pwprotector.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pwprotector.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.


User Comments

Anti-cheating support program for Perfect World (MMORPG)
Belongs to the MMO (game) called Perfect World
  Brian Sandberg   (further information)
Anti-cheat protection application for game Perfect World (
  Anindo Ghosh   (further information)
It's part of the popular mmorpg game client Perfect World International
  Jonathan   (further information)
Is used by the online game Perfect World as an anti-cheating agent.
  Edward   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of pwprotector.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think pwprotector.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving pwprotector issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with pwprotector. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the pwprotector.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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