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What is bProtect.exe?

bProtect.exe is part of bProtector Engine and developed by bProtector according to the bProtect.exe version information.

bProtect.exe's description is "bProtector Engine"

bProtect.exe is digitally signed by Performersoft LLC.

bProtect.exe is usually located in the 'C:\ProgramData\bProtector\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected bProtect.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 namebProtector Engine
Company namebProtector
File descriptionbProtector Engine
Internal namebProtector
Original filenamebProtector
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2011
Product version1, 0, 0, 1
File version1, 0, 0, 1

The following is the available information on bProtect.exe:

Product namebProtector Engine
Company namebProtector
File descriptionbProtector Engine
Internal namebProtector
Original filenamebProtector
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2011
Product version1, 0, 0, 1
File version1, 0, 0, 1

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer namePerformersoft LLC
Certificate issuer nameGo Daddy Secure Certification Authority
Certificate serial number277b96f94d20c1

VirusTotal report

22 of the 47 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the bProtect.exe file. That's a 47% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Agnitum Adware.GoonSearch!2h7FKBlAt+w
AhnLab-V3 Trojan/Win32.Rotbrow
AntiVir BuyAdware/GoonSearch.b.1
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.GoonSearch.b (Not a Virus)
ClamAV Win.Adware.Goonsearch-1
Comodo UnclassifiedMalware
DrWeb Adware.Siggen.23597
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/bProtector
Fortinet Adware/GoonSearch
Ikarus not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.GoonSearch
Jiangmin AdWare/GoonSearch.a
Microsoft TrojanDropper:Win32/Rotbrow.G
NANO-Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Siggen.uvfva
Panda Trj/dtcontx.I
Rising PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.150EF598!353301912
Sophos BProtector
Symantec Adware.GoonSquad
TheHacker Trojan/GoonSearch
TrendMicro-HouseCall ADW_GOONSEARCH
VIPRE BuyBprotector (fs)
22 of the 47 anti-virus programs detected the bProtect.exe file.

bProtect.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove bProtect.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the bProtect.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that bProtect.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 bProtect.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the bProtect.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 bProtect.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the bProtect.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If bProtect.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If bProtect.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If bProtect.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 bProtect.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

Free Questionnaires

Folder name variants

bProtect.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\ProgramData\bProtector\. The most common variants are listed below:

Other files also named bProtect.exe

bProtect.exe (261 votes)

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

bprotect.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.

bProtector Engine has stopped working.

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

bprotect.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

What will you do with bProtect.exe?

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

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with bProtect.exe. 100% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 3 users.

Keep0 %
Remove100 %

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with bProtect.exe. Only 3 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.


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.

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