Application ProtectedSEARCH

How to uninstall ProtectedSEARCH from your system

ProtectedSEARCH is a computer program. This page contains details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It was developed for Windows by UTILILAB GmbH. More information on UTILILAB GmbH can be found here. You can get more details on ProtectedSEARCH at . ProtectedSEARCH is usually set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH folder, depending on the user's decision. ProtectedSEARCH's complete uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{313FC459-42E4-4F49-9053-E6A7D6456ACC}. The program's main executable file is named sgdtray.exe and it has a size of 1.41 MB (1474136 bytes).

ProtectedSEARCH is composed of the following executables which take 9.09 MB (9526392 bytes) on disk:

  • netsvc.exe (2.72 MB)
  • ProtectedSEARCHInstaller.exe (1.06 MB)
  • proxy64.exe (324.00 KB)
  • sgdsvc.exe (1.46 MB)
  • sgdtray.exe (1.41 MB)
  • updater.exe (803.33 KB)
  • updsvc.exe (1.15 MB)
  • certutil.exe (186.00 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 1.0.40 of ProtectedSEARCH. You can find below a few links to other ProtectedSEARCH releases:

If planning to uninstall ProtectedSEARCH you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall ProtectedSEARCH:
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH

The files below are left behind on your disk by ProtectedSEARCH when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\driver\wfp\7\amd64\netcontroller.sys
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\driver\wfp\7\i386\netcontroller.sys
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\driver\wfp\8\amd64\netcontroller.sys
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\driver\wfp\8\i386\netcontroller.sys
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\netcontroller.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\netsvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\certutil.exe
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\freebl3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\libnspr4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\libplc4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\libplds4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\nss3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\nssckbi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\nssdbm3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\nssutil3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\smime3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\softokn3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\nss\sqlite3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\ProtectedSEARCH.crx
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\ProtectedSEARCH.xpi
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\ProtectedSEARCHInstaller.exe
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\proxy64.exe
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\about.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\arrowdown.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\baidu.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\bing.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\BR.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\chrome_help1.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\chrome_help2.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\chrome_help3.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\default.theme
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\dlg_background.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\exit.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\GB.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\google.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\languages.lst
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\logo.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\main.ico
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\main.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\PT.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\revert.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\SE.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\settings.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\ui_en_GB.ts
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\ui_pt.ts
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\ui_pt_BR.ts
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\ui_sv.ts
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\update.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_cross.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_help1.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_help2.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_help3.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_help4.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_help5.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_help6.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_logo.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_logo_large.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\web_safe.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\yahoo.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\resources\yandex.png
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\sciter.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\sciter\32\sciter.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\sciter32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\sgdsvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\sgdtray.exe
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\updater.exe
  • C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\updsvc.exe
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\ProtectedSEARCH.msi
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\ProtectedSEARCH.lnk
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\logs\tray.log
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{313FC459-42E4-4F49-9053-E6A7D6456ACC}\main.exe

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\954CF3134E2494F409356E7A6D54A6CC
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{313FC459-42E4-4F49-9053-E6A7D6456ACC}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\SGSolution\ProtectedSEARCH

Supplementary registry values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\954CF3134E2494F409356E7A6D54A6CC\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\ProtectedSEARCH\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{313FC459-42E4-4F49-9053-E6A7D6456ACC}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\netsvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\sgdsvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\utupdsvc\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\utupdsvc\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\utupdsvc\ImagePath

A way to delete ProtectedSEARCH with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

ProtectedSEARCH is a program released by UTILILAB GmbH. Frequently, computer users decide to uninstall this program. This is hard because deleting this manually requires some knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best EASY approach to uninstall ProtectedSEARCH is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general utility to take care of your PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate ProtectedSEARCH or simply click the Search feature and type in "ProtectedSEARCH". If it exists on your system the ProtectedSEARCH app will be found automatically. Notice that after you select ProtectedSEARCH in the list of programs, the following data about the application is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have about ProtectedSEARCH, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for ProtectedSEARCH:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{313FC459-42E4-4F49-9053-E6A7D6456ACC}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall ProtectedSEARCH.
Uninstall ProtectedSEARCH

8. After uninstalling ProtectedSEARCH, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of ProtectedSEARCH that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling ProtectedSEARCH using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall ProtectedSEARCH by UTILILAB GmbH from your computer, nor are we saying that ProtectedSEARCH by UTILILAB GmbH is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall ProtectedSEARCH in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2020-01-30 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-01-30 03:28:29.450