How to remove the sprotector virus

Most antivirus programs identify sprotector.dll as malware—for example Avast identifies it as Win32:SProtector-A [PUP], and F-Secure identifies it as Adware.Generic.377349 or Adware.BGuard.B.

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Sprotector.dll file information

The process known as SProtector (version 1.66.1133) belongs to software BrowseToSave or SafeSaver or Search Assistant WebSearch or ContinueToSave or VaudiX or SaveAs or Search Assistant MocaFlix or ss helper by unknown.

Description: Sprotector.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sprotector.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,050,112 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 427,520 bytes and 12 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). The sprotector.dll file is not a Windows core file. Sprotector.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using sprotector.dll, you can completely remove BrowseToSave or ContinueToSave (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify sprotector.dll related errors

Important: You should check the sprotector.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If SProtector 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 ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

This is a virus. Remove it
  Andri   (further information)
This file appear and its not a windows file.

Summary: Average user rating of sprotector.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think sprotector.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving sprotector issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active sprotector process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the sprotector.dll 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 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.

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