ProtectService.exe Removal Guide

Do you know what ProtectService.exe is?

ProtectService.exe, also spelt protectservice.exe and protects.exe, is a file that is regarded as an adware helper. The file is spread over the Internet alongside adware programs and browser extensions, and, upon installation, it can be found either in the AppData folder of the Program Files directory. Additionally, the file is signed by Thinknice Co., Limited. It is advisable to remove the file ProtectService.exe from the computer, and, if you are hesitating, keep on reading to find out why you should not wait but take action.

ProtectService.exe can be found on computers containing browser hijackers, which usually change the default home page and search engine of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. It has been found that ProtectService.exe is associated with browser hijackers promoting and programs communicating with advertising servers, such as,,, and some others. Programs communicating with these servers should be removed from the computer as soon as possible, because your interaction with all those third-party ads may lead to adverse consequences. If the program responsible for the display of those pop-ups has made some changes, the odds are that you will not be capable of restoring your former settings without removing ProtectService.exe.

In case your Internet browsers are compromised by a browser hijacker, the changes made by the hijacker can be restored by ProtectService.exe when you alter the settings manually. The very name of the file suggests that the file is responsible for keeping the changes made by certain programs. It is highly important to remove ProtectService.exe from the computer and the sooner you do it, the sooner you can start using the computer and browsing the Internet as usual.

Regarding the removal of ProtectService.exe, we recommend that you rely on a reputable security program. You can try deleting ProtectService.exe manually, but the fact that some more serious program is running on the computer should be taken into account. We recommend that you implement SpyHunter, which terminates Trojan horses, ransomware infections, browser hijackers, adware programs, and many other unreliable programs that infect unprotected operating systems.

In non-techie terms:

Our team recommends that you implement the scanner of SpyHunter or the whole program so that you can ascertain whether ProtectService.exe is running on the PC. If the file ProtectService.exe is present on your computer, you will be shown its location, which allows you to remove ProtectService.exe manually. However, we recommend that you leave everything for SpyHunter, which can easily terminate malicious files. In case you do not know how to install the recommended program, use the instructions provided below.