Protected Folder Protected Folder

A guide to uninstall Protected Folder from your system

This page contains complete information on how to remove Protected Folder for Windows. It was created for Windows by IObit. Go over here where you can get more info on IObit. You can get more details on Protected Folder at . The program is usually installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder folder (same installation drive as Windows). The full uninstall command line for Protected Folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\unins000.exe. The program's main executable file is called ProtectedFolder.exe and it has a size of 3.96 MB (4157216 bytes).

The following executable files are incorporated in Protected Folder. They take 6.06 MB (6351712 bytes) on disk.

  • PfCheckService.exe (975.28 KB)
  • ProtectedFolder.exe (3.96 MB)
  • unins000.exe (1.14 MB)
 You can find below info on other versions of Protected Folder:

When planning to uninstall Protected Folder you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Protected Folder:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder

The files below remain on your disk by Protected Folder when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\win10_amd64\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\win10_x86\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\win7_amd64\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\win7_x86\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\win8_amd64\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\win8_x86\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\wlh_amd64\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\wlh_x86\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\wnet_amd64\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\wnet_x86\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\drivers\wxp_x86\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\help\images\pic01.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\help\images\pic02.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\help\images\pic03.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\help\images\pic04.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\help\images\pic05.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\help\images\pic06.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\help\index.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Arabic.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Bulgarian.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\ChineseSimp.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\ChineseTrad.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Croatian.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Czech.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Dutch.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\English.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\French.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Georgian.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\German.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Greek.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Hebrew.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Hungarian.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Indonesia.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Italian.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Japanese.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Korean.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Malay.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Moldova.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Polish.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Portuguese(PT-BR).lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Portuguese(PT-PT).lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Portuguese.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Russian.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Serbian (cyrillic).lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Serbian (latin).lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Slovak.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Slovenian.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Spanish.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Swedish.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Turkish.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\Language\Vietnamese.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\PfCheckService.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\pffilter.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\pffilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\PFLog.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\PfShellExtension.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\ProtectedFolder.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\unins000.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\unins000.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\unins000.msg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\update.ini
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_IObit_Protected Folder_ProtectedFolder_exe

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\IObit\Protected Folder
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Protected Folder_is1

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PfFilter\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PfFilter\LogPath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PfFilter\SPF2

How to remove Protected Folder from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Protected Folder is a program offered by the software company IObit. Frequently, people decide to remove it. This can be troublesome because deleting this by hand takes some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE action to remove Protected Folder is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Protected Folder or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Protected Folder". If it is installed on your PC the Protected Folder app will be found automatically. Notice that when you click Protected Folder in the list of applications, some information about the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have about Protected Folder, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Protected Folder:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Protected Folder\unins000.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Protected Folder.
Uninstall Protected Folder

8. After removing Protected Folder, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Protected Folder which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Protected Folder using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows (6.4)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Protected Folder by IObit from your computer, we are not saying that Protected Folder by IObit is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Protected Folder in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 04:09:11.470