Most antivirus programs identify VSProtectProxy.exe as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as Artemis!2CEF816223F5 or Artemis!A136475B45E5, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.VisualProtect.o.
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Description: VSProtectProxy.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file VSProtectProxy.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,229,120 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 3,790,560 bytes or 4,251,136 bytes.
There is no file information. The program is not visible. VSProtectProxy.exe is not a Windows core file. VSProtectProxy.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify VSProtectProxy.exe related errors
Important: You should check the VSProtectProxy.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Visual Protect 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 VSProtectProxy process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the VSProtectProxy.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.