How to get rid of the wprotectmanager VirusSometimes the wprotectmanager file may cloak a virus, such as Kaspersky found not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.WProtManager.a or, as the case may be, not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.WProtManager.f, as well as F-Secure found Adware.WProtManager.A. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with wprotectmanager.exe
The wprotectmanager.exe process is also known as WPM Service or, as the case may be, WindowsProtectManger Service and is a part of wmp control or, as the case may be, WindowsProtectManger control. This software is produced by Cherished Technololgy LIMITED or, as the case may be, Fuyu LIMITED. An obsolete or defective version of wprotectmanager.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WPM service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WPM service 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)
- wprotectmanager.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wprotectmanager.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wprotectmanager.exe WPM service
wprotectmanager.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file wprotectmanager.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 566,272 bytes (16% of all these files), 496,640 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Wprotectmanager.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 43% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A wprotectmanager.exe file has a 38% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 499,856 bytes (33% of all these files), 493,568 bytes or, as the case may be, 591,776 bytes. This wprotectmanager.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Wprotectmanager.exe is capable of track other applications.
Attention: If you find wprotectmanager.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 wprotectmanager?
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 wmp control or WindowsProtectManger control
To remove WPM service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate wmp control or WindowsProtectManger control in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wprotectmanager.exe (WPM service) 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 WPM service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WPM service 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 wprotectmanager.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.