About Us

We have served more than 3,000,000 customers worldwide
and earned a reputation as a leader in providing innovative security solutions.

Welcome to Protectstar™

Since our foundation in 2004, we at Protectstar™ have had grand visions.

Our motivated team around our founder, the German security expert Chris Bohn, strives to offer our customers products of the highest quality, which meet their needs and use the latest technologies.

Innovative security solutions are our passion at Protectstar™ and the goal to which we are committed. This is how we sustainably develop our portfolio through sensible product additions.

In addition to the high protection standards, our apps should, of course, also be visually appealing, easy to use, and thus usable by really everyone.

Innovative security solutions are our passion at Protectstar™ and the goal to which we are committed. This is how we sustainably develop our portfolio through sensible product additions.

2020

Stay tuned!

July

Miami is beautiful, Palm Beach is more delightful! Our Florida office is moving.

March

A new Star is born ... We have combined Deep Detective™ technologies with artificial intelligence as a powerful tool for effective malware detection.

January

Camera Guard™ Android and Micro Guard™ Android are launched with version 4.0 and, thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), can detect spyware and track down covert spies

2019

November

Wow, how time flies - Protectstar™ turns 15! Time to thank the team that drives success day after day!

October

As the first app in the Protectstar™ universe, Protectstar™ Anti Spy is based on artificial intelligence (AI). The anti-spyware scanner for Android detects not only well-known spy apps such as mSpy, FinSpy, etc. but also spy, SMS, and GPS trackers as well as monitoring apps used by governments or law enforcement agencies in some countries.

July

Hard work pays off! iShredder™ Android the #1 app in secure erasure, gets a new edition outside the Play Store. iShredder™ Android Government is the most powerful data erasure app that securely erases data with more than twenty certified erasure algorithms.

March

High Five - after four years Protectstar™ can be happy about 3.000.000 customers in 123 countries!

January

The new Camera Guard™ Mac 3 is ready to go. The intelligent blocker for web camera and microphone for macOS® contains the improved Deep Detektive™ protection module and secure app protection, which allows to protect apps from opening with a pin.

2018

September

The new iShredder™ Mobile Enterprise meets all the requirements of any business, such as recycling companies, mobile device resellers, and corporations. The software securely deletes multiple iOS and Android devices simultaneously and ensures secure data destruction.

August

With the new iLocker™ Secure Notes devices, you can write private notes and even record voice memos using AES-256 bit encryption.

July

The popular iShredder™ iOS is available in the new version 3.0. In addition to the Professional and Military Editions, the Business Edition is also available, allowing multiple iOS devices to be securely deleted simultaneously.

June

Microphone protection and camera protection get a safe upgrade: With the new Micro Guard™ Android™ 2 and Camera Guard™ Android™ 2, users can now detect spyware with Deep Detective™ Live.

May

The two most popular apps for militarily secure data erasure, are now available in the next generation:
The new editions of iShredder™ Windows for Windows and Windows Server and the new iShredder™ Mac 2.0.
Both programs exceed international security standards.

April

With iShredder™ Android® 6, a new milestone is now available in the Google Play Store.

2017

September

The new iLocker™ for Mac® is the first product in a great new security family. With iLocker™, you can securely password-protect apps and intelligently monitor personal information.

July

The new Data Shredder for Mac® is available. The minimalist in military-safe deletion of macOS® exceeds international security standards for the secure deletion of data.

April

The most popular app in secure deletion is presented in a revolutionary guise: iShredder™ 5 for Android is available in the Play Store. With certified deletion methods, the app even surpasses international security standards.

March

The new Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (ASDA) from Protectstar™ Inc. replaces the proprietary Secure Deletion Algorithm from 2007. It is considered one of the most secure methods of data destruction. In addition to an AES-256 bit encryption method, the ASDA passes through four steps in sequential order.

January

Our all-round protection: The new Micro Guard™ fo Android - a highly secure microphone protection - is the perfect complement to the Camera Guard™. It provides all-round protection for both the camera and the microphone of smartphones.

2016

Winter

Data Shredder for iOS® replaces the popular iShredder™ iOS® app. With the new solution, iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch devices can now be securely deleted according to the highest military standards.
iDelete™ Cleaner for iOS® replaces the iDelete™ iOS® App, which became world-famous in 2013. With the new software, temporary data on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch can be securely cleaned.

Autumn

It's never happened before: Webcam and microphone protection. Camera Guard™ is the first innovative security solution for macOS®,including the intelligent Deep Detective™. This smart detective even detects unknown attacks.
After the successful launch of Camera Guard™ for macOS, the new Camera Guard™ for Android™ ensures that no hackers, spies, or malware can watch the users of Android™ smartphones.

Spring

Happy Birthday, Data Shredder! Ten years ago, our developers introduced the first version of the multiple award-winning deletion software. The current version 5.0 exceeds international security standards and is one of the most successful data destruction programs for Microsoft™ Windows™ and Windows™ servers worldwide.

2015

Summer

Another milestone: Thanks to 1,000,000 satisfied Protectstar™ customers!

2014

Spring

Wow!!! Protectstar™ has been around for ten years. We would like to thank our 500,000 users for their trust in Protectstar™ and hope you enjoy the new TimeLock Android™ App.

2013

December

The time is now - or as we say at Protectstar™: "The time has never been more certain". With TimeLock™, we present a world premiere in the App-Stores. Behind the timelessly beautiful watch is a high-security safe where photos and videos can be stored in an encrypted form.

June – August

Protectstar™ detects a serious security vulnerability in the operating system of a world-famous Californian company. Together we can close the security hole and make the operating system even more secure for the user.
We are the champions! Just one week after its release, the new iOS™ app iDelete™ has been downloaded so often that it has made it into the top 1,000 in 118 countries and even into the top 10 utility apps in 53 countries.

May

With iCrypter™, Protectstar™ is now transforming iPhone™, iPad™, or iPod™ Touch into a highly secure encryption engine to securely send and receive messages such as SMS or email. iCrypter™ has been downloaded over 6,000 times in 61 countries in the first seventy hours of its release.

January

The world is wide! iShredder™ conquers the Chinese market. Only a few days after its release for China, the app has already been downloaded more than 10,000 times and has made it to 5th place in the top 10 utility apps.

2012

Protectstar™ proves: Size does not always matter! The new iTreasure™ is an innovative and extremely secure safe for mobile devices that fits in every pocket.

2011

With iShredder™, we land our next coup at Protectstar™. The users of Apple™ iPhone™, iPad™, and iPod™ are also comprehensively protected against third-party data recovery. And Protectstar™ becomes the market leader in the secure deletion of iOS™ devices.

2010

For the first time, Protectstar™ offers tailor-made security concepts for customers in industry and business. Numerous companies and public figures trust our unique solutions when it comes to the security of their data. We are pleased to have such great customers.

2008

Our work pays off! We provide a highly secure encryption algorithm - the Protectstar™ Extended AES©. With 512 bit and 24-round encryption, it is one of the most powerful in this field.
The Protectstar™ Secure Deletion Algorithm© is also being launched. It is now regarded as one of the safest known methods for the destruction of data.

2006

We are working day and night on more programs.
Epic! The first version of the Data Shredder for Microsoft Windows , is available. Our deletion software Protectstar™ Data Shredder exceeds international security standards. It is now one of the best data destruction programs in the world.

2005

Protectstar™ is the first company to assess security risks on mobile devices, heralding a significant improvement in mobile and smartphone security.

2004

Already in the year of our foundation, we are launching the renowned Protectstar™ Award. For the first time, our independent test center subjects the security products of leading manufacturers to comprehensive tests and awards the products that meet the high Protectstar™ requirements. Our test reports meet with great interest at trade fairs and in trade journals.