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ThreatExpert's awareness of the file "protect.dll":

Across all ThreatExpert reports, the file "protect.dll" was mostly identified as a threat.
File "protect.dll" has the following statistics:
Total number of reports analysed611,932
Number of cases that involved the file "protect.dll"91
Number of incidents when this file was found to be a threat67
Statistical volume of cases when "protect.dll" was a threat74%
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The file "protect.dll" is known to be created under the following filenames:
%ProgramFiles%\aes free\protect.dll
%ProgramFiles%\agnitum\outpost firewall\kernel\protect.dll
%ProgramFiles%\chaos se\protect.dll
  • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the Program Files folder. A typical path is C:\Program Files.
  • %Programs% is a variable that refers to the file system directory that contains the user's program groups. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs.
  • %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
  • %Temp% is a variable that refers to the temporary folder in the short path form. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temp\ (Windows NT/2000/XP).
  • %UserProfile% is a variable that specifies the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName] (Windows NT/2000/XP).
  • %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.

The file "protect.dll" has the following possible country of origin:
OriginNumber of Incidents
Russian Federation27

The following threats are known to be associated with the file "protect.dll":
Threat AliasNumber of Incidents
Trojan:Win32/Opachki.A [Microsoft]94
Mal/Generic-A [Sophos]92
Trojan.Win32.Opachki [Ikarus]73
Win-Trojan/Opachki.22528 [AhnLab]64
TrojanDropper:Win32/Opachki.A [Microsoft]51
Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Opachki [Ikarus]38
Trojan Horse [Symantec]22
Mal/UnkPack-Fam [Sophos]17 [Kaspersky Lab]16
Generic Dropper [McAfee]14
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent [Ikarus]10
Trojan.Fakeavalert [Symantec]7
Hacktool.Rootkit [Symantec]5
Win-Trojan/Xema.variant [AhnLab]5
Generic Dropper!s [McAfee]4
Rootkit.Small!sd6 [PC Tools]4
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.aoox [Kaspersky Lab]4
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.argt [Kaspersky Lab]4
Generic Dropper!v [McAfee]2
Generic PWS.y [McAfee]2
Generic PWS.y!k [McAfee]2
Generic.dx [McAfee]2
Mal/EncPk-KN [Sophos]2
Rootkit.Win32.Small.oj [Kaspersky Lab]2
Rootkit.Win32.Small.ra [Kaspersky Lab]2
Troj/Agent-IUK [Sophos]2
Trojan.Linkoptimizer.B [Symantec]2
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.alnq [Kaspersky Lab]2
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.amwj [Kaspersky Lab]2
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.arfv [Kaspersky Lab]2
Win-Trojan/Agent.23552.SP [AhnLab]2
Win-Trojan/Agent.24064.JM [AhnLab]2
Win-Trojan/Downloader.21504.HY [AhnLab]2
Fraudtool.Win32.PCDefender [Ikarus]1
Generic Downloader.x!bdr [McAfee]1
Generic.dx!vx [McAfee]1
Hacktool.Rootkit!sd6 [PC Tools]1
IRC.XPerti.A [PC Tools]1
Mal/Packer [Sophos]1
Rootkit.Win32.Small [Ikarus]1
Rootkit.Win32.Small.ox [Kaspersky Lab]1
TROJ_Generic [Trend Micro]1
Trojan.Crypt [Ikarus]1
Trojan.Win32.Dllframe.h [Kaspersky Lab]1
Trojan.Win32.Scar.yeu [Kaspersky Lab]1
Trojan.Win32.Scar.ygv [Kaspersky Lab]1
Trojan.Win32.Scar.znd [Kaspersky Lab]1
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.cnrb [Kaspersky Lab]1
Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Emold [Ikarus]1
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.alhq [Kaspersky Lab]1
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.alsg [Kaspersky Lab]1
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.amjg [Kaspersky Lab]1
Win-Trojan/Agent.24064.JD [AhnLab]1
Win-Trojan/Downloader.21504.HW [AhnLab]1
Win-Trojan/Downloader.21504.HZ [AhnLab]1
Win-Trojan/Downloader.22016.GZ [AhnLab]1