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What is Umbrella.exe?

Umbrella.exe is part of Iminent Protection and developed by Iminent according to the Umbrella.exe version information.

Umbrella.exe's description is "Iminent Protection"

Umbrella.exe is digitally signed by Iminent.

Umbrella.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Umbrella\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected Umbrella.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameIminent Protection
Company nameIminent
File descriptionIminent Protection
Internal nameSProt
Product version3.1.0.3
File version3.1.0.3

The following is the available information on Umbrella.exe:

Product nameIminent Protection
Company nameIminent
File descriptionIminent Protection
Internal nameSProt
Product version3.1.0.3
File version3.1.0.3

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameIminent
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2
Certificate serial number11214ea925c07e01e1c06b597dd4b36faa8b

VirusTotal report

2 of the 45 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the Umbrella.exe file. That's a 4% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Malwarebytes BuyPUP.Optional.Iminent
VIPRE BuyIminent (fs)
2 of the 45 anti-virus programs detected the Umbrella.exe file.

Umbrella.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove Umbrella.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the Umbrella.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that Umbrella.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer:
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate Umbrella.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the Umbrella.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate Umbrella.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Umbrella\Umbrella.exe
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the Umbrella.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If Umbrella.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If Umbrella.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If Umbrella.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that Umbrella.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Folder name variants

Umbrella.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\Common Files\Umbrella\. The most common variants are listed below:

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to umbrella.exe:

umbrella.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

umbrella.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Iminent Protection has stopped working.

End Program - umbrella.exe. This program is not responding.

umbrella.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

umbrella.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with Umbrella.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with Umbrella.exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with Umbrella.exe. 93% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 123 users.

User vote results: There were 115 votes to remove and 8 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with Umbrella.exe.


Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

tom writes

1 thumb

this file is malware and is a hijacker. anything that changes your home page and search engine and other settings is IMHO malware!

# 31 Jan 2013, 14:40

Kirk writes

0 thumbs

umbrella.exe and the annoying imminent software is most annoying. A pop up window keeps appearing asking me to download something or upgrade. When I went to task manager and ended the umbrella.exe file, the pop up disappeared. I am not very techie so I am uncertain how to completely purge myself of this annoyance.

# 25 Mar 2013, 10:04

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Kirk: I think the Iminent software should be uninstallable from the Windows Control Panel.

# 1 Apr 2013, 10:06

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