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How to get rid of the ioprotect Virus

Sometimes 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 Game Update or, as the case may be, Update manager and is a part of The l4bs or, as the case may be, superstat install. This software is produced by The l4bs or, as the case may be, superstat install. 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:

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What you should know about ioprotect.exe Game Update

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), 1,766,376 bytes, 1,766,896 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,749,992 bytes.
This ioprotect.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The ioprotect file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. 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 superstat install

To remove Game Update from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate The l4bs or superstat install in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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ioprotect.exe Game Update fix

How to tell if ioprotect.exe (Game Update) 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 Game Update. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Game Update 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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