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VersionsVersions

15.3.0.11 3.90%
15.3.0.11 2.70%
15, 0, 0, 2 1.20%
14, 2, 0, 1 24.02%
14, 2, 0, 1 4.50%
14, 1, 0, 10 3.90%
14, 0, 3, 14 0.30%
14, 0, 2, 14 6.31%
14, 0, 2, 10 0.30%
14, 0, 0, 13 0.30%
14, 0, 0, 12 0.90%
14, 0, 0, 12 0.30%
13, 3, 0, 17 8.41%
13, 2, 0, 5 33.33%
13, 2, 0, 4 4.50%
13, 2, 0, 3 0.90%
12, 2, 5, 34 0.90%
12, 2, 5, 32 2.70%
11, 1, 0, 12 0.30%
9, 0, 0, 18 0.30%

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vprot.exe

VProtect Application by AVG Technologies (Signed)

Overview

There are 20 versions of vprot.exe in the wild, the latest version being 15.3.0.11. vprot.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. The average file size is about 1.12 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to AVG Technologies by VeriSign. Numerous variations of vprot.exe have been installed with both AVG Security Toolbar and AVG SafeGuard toolbar. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 12.72 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 18.23 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 15.1 KB per minute for reads and 15.56 KB per minute for writes.

What is vprot.exe?

The AVG Security Toolbar is a tool which works together with the LinkScanner component and checks search results of the supported Internet search engines (Yahoo!, Google, Yandex, Bing, Baidu). If you select to install the toolbar during the installation of AVG Free, it will be added into your Internet Explorer. AVG Security Toolbar contains also a Yahoo! search box, which is an integral part of the toolbar and can not be removed separately.

About vprot.exe (from AVG Technologies)

The AVG Security Toolbar is powered by our unique LinkScanner® technology, keeping you protected from threats that can be hidden on any type of website. These threats rarely stick around for more than

DetailsDetails

File name:vprot.exe
Product name:VProtect Application
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\avg secure search\vprot.exe
Original name:VProtect.exe
Certificate
Issued to:AVG Technologies
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Saturday, March 30, 2013

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of VProtect Application.)
AVG Technologies
41% remove
The AVG Security Toolbar is included in AVG Technologies’s family of security software, as a standalone program, and as a third party bundles. AVG Security Toolbar incluedes a link scanner that displa...
AVG Technologies
  72% remove
The AVG SafeGuard toolbar is included in AVG Technologies’s family of security software, as a standalone program, and as a third party bundles. AVG Security Toolbar incluedes a link scanner that displ...

BehaviorsBehaviors

(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of vprot.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'vProt' → "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe"
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe'

VersionsAll file variations of vprot.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
61a9b11b263fa811474e5d8d96ecf96e f3264aff6e708f1d563580fe9f261e6efb03bcf9 2.13 MB
7317f49c8e3eb4ae1271d32a5631bfa1 ea16a203a211129f32f54736b9e5a214734a566a 2.13 MB
bc338374dbfe6531f35b1bda24232b43 382392460b81525b9cf1a16e84bc7dbea19618ff 1.16 MB
5bb89b62c340aefd5967e57fc07da5ef 3f844e35ec7f34994fe823ce0386f9f0652104b2 1.1 MB
6e4f82218f1b1dd439364383910bf014 52933cb13b85f40d8a01693495666c2e4d2b4116 1.1 MB
77f91de9ae1e63d889e0b5d4adbe6ecf bbf36f40ca8f2282ad22b01f7dcafe5dcd441fd3 1.07 MB
5ce613354d6343839e98ab43d8687d85 bffc8c6d881a2ade446d876c13c1fd2011d488ae 1.05 MB
5f68c19bab20142d62f6867f762ccc7f 79034a40ad7b2beef42b30a576238382dfd8a8fb 1.05 MB
08bb3ef11d326c7708e6fd77a9618a74 cd849302ed1b83add669d33a09ad356733a69d51 1.05 MB
53bfab7df61260334bc18397e00f62cc 23d23ea5b0c4e5138d00bee66b844ae908f13b1e 1.05 MB
6237f6afb2e256573cca09233876ccdc 81da21054272441bfa5f739c565bc7f7f0d9a943 1.05 MB
5e299254de2a70d7dbcede30d6462052 2acfec62d5ef33f701d5b0612107c3fd04dd3203 1.05 MB
e476831f6ff99335968f0843a77a9dcd 3bdcd905e993b68826ba94e5b5dc2766230fd6f8 1022.45 KB
c25602103b927a359b3ed9307eb37ed6 09aab53a95363edd80e42a469cd3c682451541b6 973.95 KB
272154856c100a1f666e85374a717fb2 7de45fac1af49631d606a25a42ee7eb31979b79f 973.95 KB
5662242edc8974e926d1c9f5716366ff 2fc68b44b2e4e6811286000703a497e515bf4bb1 973.95 KB
2c1b935d1e56b226202faeb0b844e15f 2c7b59f420d757f3d5b4a72c4829b2b4acecca1a 925.59 KB
70cf4129c12fc061f0d4f9aeae7dcaae fdefd7254d74a1b47b8dfc0bbd120cab8a91a7ea 925.59 KB
1af481fd411221752aa10dac1a01e5a3 7c5b14016274c81af92cffa3b54b7dfaaf7ea55c 1.06 MB
b2b39a866e42937e4fa071b9e12eea4c 06dcd5b841df575762cc8f06902a3d81684bdafc 807.84 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.52%
Windows Vista Home Premium 8.71%
Windows 7 Professional 5.41%
Windows 8 Pro 3.90%
Windows 8 3.30%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.10%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.80%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 1.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.60%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.60%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.30%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 42.04% of VProtect Application.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 19.44%
Dell 15.56%
Toshiba 14.44%
Sony 6.67%
Compaq 6.67%
ASUS 5.56%
American Megatrends 3.89%
Intel 2.22%
Gateway 2.22%
Sahara 1.11%
GIGABYTE 1.11%
Samsung 1.11%
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