Identity Protector, Potentially Unnecessary Software.

Some legitimate programs as Identity Protector can be described as superfluous, they are not necessarily required to operate the system and sometimes unwanted.

More precisely, Identity Protector is a program meant to protect your personal information on your PC. It also lets you manage your passwords through your browser and lock with a master key. However, it presents a multitude of incorrect detections and offers the & rsquo; purchase & rsquo; a paid version to resolve problems.
Some security solutions, as Malwarebytes antimalware and Avira Antivirus, classify this software in the category of Potentially Unwanted Software Optional (PUP/LPI).

This program is ranked in the category of Potentially Redundant Software (LPS). It installs as a program and / or as a browser extension. It can automatically boot from the Registry for via key "Run", a service or scheduled task. It can start at boot of your browser after changing its settings. Sometimes the launch is silently, ie it works in the background. Viral analysis of this software shows no malware detection.

This is primarily legitimate programs that may not be necessary for the proper operation of your system. The multiplication of programs launched at boot can cause delays in the execution of the system but also ordinary tasks when browsing the internet. Note that some programs come with downloads repaquetage, a technique of offering other being installed software. These additional programs are obviously superfluous, they can even be installed without your knowledge. It is recommended to read the CLUF before installation of bundled software. Before clicking, check the relevance of pre-checked boxes that are offered.

Potentially Unwanted Software (LPI)

Potentially unwanted software (LPI) ou Potentialy Unwanted Programs (PUP) are causing many infections. The most frequently encountered example is adware InstallCore, CrossRider, Graftor or Boxore that pollute the Registry for data and storage units. They are usually installed without your knowledge by downloading freeware. Indeed some sites use Repackaging method, an operation that is to redo the installation package of the software by adding download options. These options allow you to add other software such as browser toolbars, des adwares, potentially unwanted software, intrusive advertisements software, even hijackers.

Spyware (spywares) and adware (Adwares) undesirable, as malware, can use the write legitimate software vulnerabilities or those operating systems. It is therefore essential to have official software and they have an automatic update. Also your Windows operating system must be programmed in automatic update mode and activated, so you can have the latest critical security flaws updates.



– Starts a process at system startup (RP),
He settled in the Registry for to be launched at every system start (O4),
It starts a planned automatic task (O38),
It installs as a program (O42)
– Created multiple registry keys “Software”,
Adds additional folders (O43),
Registration in the Windows folder prefetcher (O45)
– Adds multiple users files (O61),

Overview in reports

identified the 27/09/2018
Serial number : 00CF6833A8267DE9FBD1DB8B0BCC6F0869
O38 – TASK: {7FCCE776-7FC1-46D9-B0D5-763A3810AC98}[\Identity Protector_Logon] – ( – IdentityProtector.) — C:\Program FilesIdentity ProtectorIdentityProtector.exe [4313440]
C:\WindowsSystem32TasksIdentity Protector_Logon – ( — C:\Program FilesIdentity ProtectorIdentityProtector.exe [startupshow]
[MD5.AB1A8ED3E44D63B4B2304F5E1228EC78] – ( – IdentityProtector.) — C:\Program FilesIdentity ProtectorIdentityProtector.exe [4313440] [PID.2588] {00CF6833A8267DE9FBD1DB8B0BCC6F0869}
O4 – GSCommonDesktop [Public]: Identity Protector.lnk . ( – IdentityProtector.) C:\Program FilesIdentity ProtectorIdentityProtector.exe {00CF6833A8267DE9FBD1DB8B0BCC6F0869}
O42 – Software: Identity Protector – ( [HKLM] — 39B262A6-2E6C-4AF9-BEF7-E43DD1035C2B_is1
O43 – CFD: 27/09/2018 – [] D — C:\Program FilesIdentity Protector
O43 – CFD: 27/09/2018 – [] D — C:\ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsIdentity Protector
O43 – CFD: 27/09/2018 – [] D — C:\
O43 – CFD: 27/09/2018 – [] D — C:\
O61 – LFC: 2018/09/27 07:16:12 A . ( — C:\ProgramDataIdentityProtector.coIdentity Protectoroffersidpieextsetup.exe [3886440] {00CF6833A8267DE9FBD1DB8B0BCC6F0869}


VirusTotal Analysis IdentityProtector.exe :

Avira (no cloud) PUA/IdentityProtector.B 20180921
Cyren W32/Deceptor.TCYI-5780 20180921
DrWeb Program.Unwanted.2780 20180921
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.IdentityProtector 20180921
Panda PUP/IdentityProtector 20180921
Yandex Trojan.Agent!CV3g6Z6Xycg 20180920

VirusTotal Analysis (Installer):

Avira (no cloud) PUA/IdentityProtector.A 20180921
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 20180921
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.IGENERIC 20180921
Cyren W32/Deceptor.GGDN-3381 20180921
DrWeb Program.Unwanted.2249 20180921
Endgame malicious (moderate confidence) 20180730
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.M.gen potentially unwanted 20180921
Fortinet W32 / Downeks.ATQ!tr 20180921
K7AntiVirus Riskware ( dec002011 ) 20180921
K7GW Riskware ( dec002011 ) 20180921
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.IdentityProtector 20180921
MAX malware (of score = 95) 20180921
McAfee Artemis!6C1A8DA0D433 20180921
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis 20180921
Microsoft Misleading:Win32 / Lodi 20180921
Panda PUP/IdentityProtector 20180921
Sophos AV Generic PUA OD (PUA) 20180922
TrendMicro SPYW_IdentityProtector 20180921
TrendMicro-HouseCall SPYW_IdentityProtector 20180921
VBA32 TrojanSpy.MSIL.Downeks 20180921
VIPRE Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 20180921
Webroot W32.Adware.Gen 20180921
Yandex Riskware.Agent! 20180920
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.R002C0OIJ18 20180924

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