How to get rid of the ioprotect VirusSometimes the ioprotect file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with ioprotect.exe
The ioprotect.exe process is also known as tfactory install or, as the case may be, sound store update and is a part of The l4bs or, as the case may be, Wiz. This software is produced by The l4bs or, as the case may be, Wiz. An obsolete or defective version of ioprotect.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- tfactory install has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- tfactory install has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ioprotect.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ioprotect.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ioprotect.exe tfactory install
ioprotect.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ioprotect.exe is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,753,064 bytes (40% of all these files), 1,766,896 bytes, 1,749,992 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,766,376 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The ioprotect file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 86% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find ioprotect.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about ioprotect?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall The l4bs or Wiz
To remove tfactory install from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for The l4bs or Wiz in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ioprotect.exe (tfactory install) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of tfactory install. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for tfactory install or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ioprotect.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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