Protegent Antivirus is a rogue antivirus and PUP that runs on Microsoft Windows.


The website of the program uses the .in TLD. It is used for Indian websites.

Due to the lack of information, it is unclear what the effects of the program can do to the user's computer, or whether or not it is truly malicious, current known evidence for it being malicious that it can detect Google Chrome. Evidence against this is that it detects viruses like MEMZ and 000.exe as shown here.

It has become an Internet meme due to the poor quality of its advertisements, which was primarily popularized by youtuber Vinesauce Joel's "Windows Vista Destruction" video. Its mascot seems to be a slightly altered version of Whyatt Beanstalk, the main character of the children's television show Super Why.