Removal of DTools.exe (ProtectWindowsManager)

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DTools.exe stands for a malicious program, which may easily become the part of your computer. Most often this DTools.exe is also related to ProtectWindowsManager program, which is extremely malicious. It is related to several nasty browser hijackers, which also may be detected in your PC. For example, Omniboxes, Oursurfing, iStartSurf, MyStartSearch – they all are somehow related to DTools.exe process.


The purpose of DTools.exe is to prevent you from removing these nasty browser hijackers from your computer. When you attempt to change the home page of your browser manually back to or any other page of your choice, DTools.exe will do its malicious job of restoring the parameters of these hijackers back into your browser. Hence, the problems will persist.

Note that DTools.exe (ProtectWindowsManager) and related browser hijackers are by default bundled with a lot of other cost-free programs. You need to be very careful not to permit any concealed installations to occur in your computer without your approval. Always pay close attention to what exactly you’re going to install into your system in addition to the initial application of your choice. This is the best way to avoid adware from becoming the part of your computer.

DTools.exe automatic removal tool:

DTools.exe removal steps:

  • Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer and scan your computer with it.
  • Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
  • Apply actions by Trojan Killer

  • Shut down all your available browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
  • Built-in utility of Trojan Killer to reset browser settings

  • Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
  • Options to reset browsers with Trojan Killer

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with DTools.exe in the future.

GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Trojan Killer

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by Trojan Killer

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