What is MPCProtectService.exe?

The genuine MPCProtectService.exe file is a software component of More Powerful Cleaner by DotC United.
More Powerful Cleaner is a clean-up utility for the Windows platform. MPCProtectService.exe runs the Protection Service for More Powerful Cleaner that prevents malicious software from modifying browser and search engine settings. This process has been classified as a potentially unwanted software. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. More Powerful Cleaner offers one-click adjustments to increase system performance, reduce vulnerability, and block browser advertisements. The program also features adjustments to priority settings of background processes in order to further increase system speed, blocking malicious plugins, and is a lightweight program that utilizes 6 megabytes of hard disk space. Dotc United, Inc. is a developer and publisher of mobile phone applications for the Android and iOS platforms. The company claims to have received over 50 million application downloads on the Google Play Store. Dotc United was founded in 2014.

MPCProtectService stands for More Powerful Cleaner Protect Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MPCProtectService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MPCProtectService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MPCProtectService
MPCProtectService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MPC Protect Service or MPC Cleaner belongs to software More Powerful Cleaner or MPC Cleaner by DotC United or DotCash.

Description: MPCProtectService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MPCProtectService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—mostly C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 350,688 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 355,808 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The process is the MPCProtectService service. The Core Protect Service for MPC.
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. MPCProtectService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with MPCProtectService.exe, you could also do the following:
  1) uninstall the software More Powerful Cleaner or MPC Cleaner using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) go to the software publisher,, for advice.

Recommended: Identify MPCProtectService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name MPCProtectService.exe, for example PUA_MPCCleaner (detected by TrendMicro), and PUA.MPCCleaner (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the MPCProtectService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If MPC Protect Service has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

it is a adware that i can´t remove from my computer
Part of an adware / malware program that installs multiple components
Created a service called '48fd95eaed00a12684f1592ef9749cea' which is clearly rubbish. Unable to disable the service in task manager but if you right click and open service you can disable it on start-up. It appeared with a load of other spyware/malware which got picked up by malwarebytes. If MPC Protect Service is legit software then it was malware lying to me but if you didn't install it then it is clearly bad bad!
  Roy Ripskins Saunderson  
es kann nicht gelöscht werden.. man kann nichts mit dem task manager beenden..
its not uninstalling

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MPCProtectService.exe: based on 9 votes with 6 user comments. One user thinks MPCProtectService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 4 users think MPCProtectService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving MPCProtectService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MPCProtectService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MPCProtectService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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