prot.exe is a process from EliteBar. It can be found in the
location of %system%\prot.exe. It is a potential security risk which can
be modified maliciously by virus. prot.exe virus should be disabled and removed if
it was attacked and brought you windows xp/vista/7 errors.
Common prot.exe Error Messages
"Could not find C:\Windows\system32\ prot.exe""Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows\system32\ prot.exe. Please re-install a copy of the above file.""The file prot.exe is missing""The file prot.exe has not been found.""A required DLL, prot.exe was not found""This application failed to start because prot.exe was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."
"uses 100% of the CPU when sending email""Blue Screen of Death "STOP 0xC000021A" citing as the problem ""This process has encountered a problem and needs to close""Illegal System DLL Relocation"
prot.exe error can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
Corrupt or invalid .cpp file or temp folderSystem freezesCorrupt or invalid file allocation list, swap file, password list and registry, Incorrect BIOS settingConstant system freezesDamaged password listDamaged or outdated device driverLower and lower CPU usageNetwork connection failureA control panel (.cpl) file is damagedDamaged Java MachineCorrupt or invalid prot.exeDamaged or incorrect version of the prot.exe fileInvalid, corrupt or obsolete Windows registry entriesDriver update failureAnnoying computer crashesSluggish system performanceimproper system shutdownDamaged .log files