Do you know what Identity Protector is?
Our researchers report Identity Protector might look similar to potentially unwanted programs or PUPs in short, but it is considered to be a legitimate application. If you wonder what might make the software look like a potential threat, we advise you to read the article as further in the text we will talk both about the applications working manner, its possible distribution channels, and other essential details. Another thing we would like you to know is that if you installed Identity Protector accidentally and now wish to get rid of it, we can help you achieve this by providing a removal guide you can find just slightly below the main text. What’s more, if there is anything else users would like to know, there is a comments section at the end of this page, where users can leave their messages too.
The software’s creators invite users to download their product by saying: “Secure your Identity and Passwords so that you can think about the more important things in life,” on their official web page available through the following link identityprotector.co. It seems the program works as a password manager. To be more precise the application is supposed to “find and secure your Personal Information on your computer, as well as organize your passwords in one vault across browsers and lock them securely with a Master Key.” Apparently, by doing this Identity Protector is trying to protect the user’s identity that could be stolen if hackers gain access to passwords stored by the browser, inserted while making payments online, etc. The question is whether the software is as efficient as the description says. Unfortunately, we cannot answer because some of the provided features work only on the paid version and buying it without knowing how it works does not seem like a smart idea.
If you download tools you do not wish to have accidentally from time to time we would recommend staying away from various file-sharing web pages as they can provide installers bundled with potentially dangerous software. Also, it would be smart always to pick advanced installation option whenever it is possible so you could deselect unwanted programs. Plus, we might recommend keeping a legitimate antimalware tool that could help you separate threats or identify malicious content if you sometimes visit unreliable websites and may encounter it unknowingly.
Nonetheless, if you do not feel like keeping applications you did not want to install in the first place, we can tell you how to delete Identity Protector. Our researchers say the program has a working uninstall file and it does not leave any leftovers after being erased. It means users who wish to eliminate this tool can easily delete it through Control Panel. For those who do not know how to use Control Panel, we have prepared a removal guide available just a bit below, so feel free to use it.
Erase Identity Protector
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Navigate to the Start menu.
- Access the Control Panel.
- Pick Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
- Click Identity Protector and select Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 10
- Tap Windows Key+R.
- Insert Control Panel and press OK.
- Choose Uninstall a program.
- Select the unwanted program and press Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
Identity Protector may look suspicious, but our specialists confirm it is a legitimate application. Therefore, if you downloaded it unknowingly, you do not have to worry that it will harm the system or cause you trouble, although we cannot say if you will have much use from it either since while testing it in our internal lab we concentrated on finding out whether it is or is not malicious. The only suspicious parts about it are that it does not allow to test all features before purchasing the product and the fact it could be spread with bundled installers. If you do not plan on buying it, you can easily get rid of it. The application appears to have a correctly working uninstall file allowing to uninstall it without leaving any leftovers on the computer; this process is explained in the removal guide located slightly above this text.