Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4,571
Threat Level: 50 % (Medium)
Infected Computers: 9,156
First Seen: November 19, 2014
Last Seen: September 19, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

In recent weeks, malware researchers have received requests from computer users affected by WindowsProtectManger. WindowsProtectManger may be one of the questionable components associated with browser hijacker infections. WindowsProtectManger may be linked to an adware infection on your computer. Adware, or Potentially Unwanted Programs associated with WindowsProtectManger may be presented as Web browser add-ons, toolbars or extensions that are installed after downloading and installing free software from questionable sources. WindowsProtectManger does not pose a severe threat, but should be removed immediately. This is because WindowsProtectManger may raise the risk of infecting your computer with other PUPs or outright unsafe components. To avoid more serious problems associated with WindowsProtectManger, malware experts suggest using a security utility that is fully up-to-date to protect your computer from this and other questionable software.

How WindowsProtectManger may Enter Your Computer

In most cases, WindowsProtectManger may enter a computer by being associated with adware or various types of browser hijackers. WindowsProtectManger may be bundled along with legitimate software that is particularly popular. It is a common practice to create installers for popular, benign software (for example, the VLC Video Player or Adobe's PDF Reader) that may also install WindowsProtectManger and other unwanted components completely unrelated to the software in question. You may avoid these types of tactics by selecting custom installation to be aware of all content that will be installed on your computer. Bundling of WindowsProtectManger with security software, media players, audio format converters, drivers and codecs and a variety of other popular software downloads has been noticed. You should always be careful when installing new software on your computer. It is highly recommended that computer users opt out of installing any additional software by unmarking any options that have been set to opt-in by default. Simply doing this can greatly reduce the incidence of threats or PUP infections on your computer.

Common Symptoms of WindowsProtectManger and Similar PUPs

As soon as WindowsProtectManger enters a computer, WindowsProtectManger your Web browser may display a large number of irritating pop-up messages. No Web browsers are completely safe from problems involving WindowsProtectManger. This unwanted Web browser add-on may affect various Web browsers, including Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Computer users affected by WindowsProtectManger may find this unwanted pest in the list of Web browser extensions installed on their Web browser. WindowsProtectManger may not disappear on its own. Computer users may need to take steps to remove WindowsProtectManger from the affected computer.

Removing WindowsProtectManger

To remove WindowsProtectManger, PC security researchers recommend the utilization of a security utility that is fully up-to-date. Computer users should make sure that their security software is capable of removing PUPs as well as threats. Although many security applications are capable of removing worms, Trojans, and rootkits, they may be incapable of recognizing PUPs like WindowsProtectManger because they are actually not threatening enough! WindowsProtectManger and similar PUPs may exist in a gray area, where they are not considered a threat but have many of the same symptoms and associated problems as many threatening components. Removing WindowsProtectManger may require a manual approach as well as automatic removal. This is because WindowsProtectManger may make changes to affected Web browsers. WindowsProtectManger may be associated with changes made to the affected Web browser's security settings, default search engine and homepage. Because of this, after removing WindowsProtectManger, it may still be necessary to change these settings manually to return them to normal.


WindowsProtectManger may call the following URLs:


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