About Us

We have served more than 2,000,000 customers worldwide
and earned a reputation as a leader in providing innovative security solutions.

Protectstar™ was founded in 2004 by German security expert Chris Bohn in a small storage facility.
Today, Protectstar™ has more than 2,000,000 customers in 123 countries, from industrial, government, and military sectors, as well as individual users.

Protectstar™ was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in smartphones.

In 2006, it released the award-winning iShredder™ Windows, which has become an industry-standard in secure data deletion.
The company's iShredder™, released in 2011, is the leading Android and iOS data erasure app that protects against third parties restoring deleted files.

Since 2016, Protectstar™ is one of the first companies to apply artificial intelligence and deep learning to cybersecurity. The coming new revolutionary technologies provide real-time prevention and unmatched zero-day attack protection for endpoints and mobile.

Since March 2020, the new high-performance Protectstar ™ AI CLOUD (Artificial Intelligence Cloud) has been proactively protecting users of the company's Android apps. Cloud-based neural networks using artificial intelligence, Deep Detective™ technologies, and threat detection functions to analyze the behavior of apps for suspicious activity in milliseconds.



When you combine our Deep Detective™ technologies with artificial intelligence, it creates a powerful tool for effective malware detection:
The new high-performance Protectstar ™ AI CLOUD (Artificial Intelligence Cloud) has been proactively protecting Android users from Anti Spy, Camera Guard, and Micro Guard since March 2020.


The popular Camera Guard™ Android and Micro Guard™ Android apps get a secure upgrade: With the new version 4, users can detect spyware with the artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.



Wow, how time flies: It's Protectstar's 15th birthday.
We want to celebrate the successes of the last 15 years with our users and fans. Therefore we give a USD 15.00 voucher to the first 15,000 users.


Protectstar™ Anti Spy: The Anti-Spyware Scanner for Android is based on artificial intelligence (AI).
The app detects not only known spy apps like mSpy, FinSpy, and many more, but also Spy-, SMS-, and GPS trackers, as well as monitoring apps often used by governments or law enforcement agencies in some countries.


iShredder™ Android the #1 app in secure data deletion, gets a new edition outside the Play Store:
iShredder™ Android Government. It is the most powerful data erasure app that can erase data with more than twenty certified deletion algorithms.


In just another four year’s time, Protectstar™ is reaching a new milestone:
Protectstar™ is saying ‚Thank You‘ to its more than 2,000,000 users in 123 countries.


The new Camera Guard™ Mac 3 has been released. The smart webcam blocker app and microphone protection for macOS® comes with an improved Deep Detective™ protection module, plus it now offers users of shared Mac’s to pin protect any app.



The new iShredder™ Mobile Enterprise is made to fit the needs and security policies of every company such as recycling companies, hardware resellers and large enterprises.
It completely wipes multiple iOS and Android devices at a time.


Just released: The new iLocker™ Secure Notes app for Android devices uses AES 256-bit encryption, makes it easy to write private notes, and even record voice memos.


The popular iShredder™ iOS is now available in the new version 3.0. Besides the Professional and Military edition, the improved Business edition allows enterprise users to securely wipe multiple iOS devices at a time.


Microphone and camera protection apps get a secure upgrade: With the new Micro Guard™ Android™ 2 and Camera Guard™ Android™ 2, users are now able to detect spyware with Deep Detective™ Live antispyware scanning engine.


The two most popular erasure tools for military-grade data deletion have been released in the next generation:
The new editions of iShredder™ Windows for Windows and Windows Server and the new iShredder™ Mac 2.0.
Both solutions goes beyond international safety standards for the permanent erasure of digital information.


Over the years, the iShredder™ app has become the No. 1 in secure deletion on the Google Play Store. Today, the new iShredder™ Android® 6 brings a new milestone.



The new iLocker™ for Mac® is the first product of a new smart safety family.
With iLocker™ it is easy to protect apps with a password and to monitor personal data from unauthorized access.


The new Data Shredder for Mac® is available.
The minimalist in military grade deletion for macOS® exceeds government and industry standard for the permanent erasure of digital information.


The most popular app in secure deletion comes in a new revolutionary way: iShredder™ 5 for Android is now available on Play Store. With certified deletion algorithms, the app goes beyond international security standard.


The new Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (ASDA) developed by Protectstar Inc. replaces the ten years older Secure Deletion Algorithm, considered one of the safest data destruction methods. Alongside an AES-256 bit encryption cycle, the ASDA deletion method includes four cycles, which are processed in sequential order.


The new Micro Guard™ for Android™ - a high-secure microphone protection app - works perfectly together with Camera Guard™ that protects also the integrated camera of smartphone devices.



iDelete™ Cleaner for iOS® replaces the popular iDelete™ iOS® app that became world-famous in 2013. The new software solution secure cleaning up temporary data on iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch devices.


Data Shredder for iOS® replaces the popular iShredder™ iOS® app.
The new solution surpasses military standards in secure deletion for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch devices.


After the successful launch of Camera Guard™ for macOS, the new innovative Camera Guard™ for Android™ makes sure that no hacker, spy or malware can observe users of Android™ smartphones.


This has not been seen yet: Webcam- and microphone protection.
With Camera Guard™ we release a new and innovative safety solution for macOS®. The new product includes the intelligent Deep Detective™; a smart detective that reports even unknown attack attempts.


Ten years ago our developers released the first version of Data Shredder. Today, the award-winning secure data deletion tool has been released in the new version 5.0.
The solutions goes beyond international safety standards. Protectstar™ Data Shredder™ has come to be one of the world’s most successful data deletion software for Microsoft™ Windows™ and Windows™ Server today.



Nearly a decade had past for Protectstar to win over half a million users. Then, in just a year's time, we've achieved a new milestone:
Protectstar is saying "Thank You" to its more than 1,000,000 happy customers.



Protectstar™ is saying Thank you to its 500,000 users. Not just because of the success of TimeLock Android™ app. We at Protectstar™ welcome each and every one of our half million users.



The company's history is re-written: Just one week after its release, the new iDelete™ (temp file cleaner) app for iOS™ has been downloaded so frequently, that it has been ranked in the top 1000 utility app's in 118 countries, and reached the rank of the top 10 in 53 countries.


Protectstar™ discovered a serious vulnerability in an operating system of a famous California company. Protectstar™ helps to rectify this security issue, and make the operating system for millions of users more secure. <More>


Protectstar™ released its newest security app for iOS™: Thanks to iCrypter™, you can now convert your iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod™ into a highly secure encryption device, to keep incoming and outgoing messages like sms, iMessage™ or e-Mail totally secure.
iCrypter™ has been downloaded over 6,000 times in 61 countries after just seventy hours of its release.


The 'iShredder™ China' was released specifically for the Chinese market. After five days of its release, the app has been downloaded over 10,000 times, and has reached #5 of the Top 10 Utility apps.


The most secure safe in the world,
that fits in your pocket

The new iTreasure™ app gives users a highly secure data vailt for their mobile iOS™ devices.


iShredder™ has been released

Protectstar™ does it again with iShredder™, protecting Apple™ iPhone™, iPad™ and iPod™ users against third parties restoring deleted files. Because of the success of iShredder™, Protectstar™ become the market leader in data erasure of iOS™ devices.


Tailor-made security concepts

Tailor-made security concepts for our clients in business and industry round off the range at Protectstar™. Many reputable companies and public figures rely on our unrivalled data security solutions every day.


Protectstar™ encryption algorithm has been released

Our engineers release a highly secure encryption algorithm – the 512-bit, 24-step Protectstar™ Extended AES© encryption algorithm is one of the toughest of its kind. Protectstar™ also launches Secure Deletion Algorithm©, considered one of the safest data destruction methods currently known.


Data Shredder has been released

Our developers release the first version of Data Shredder, for Microsoft™ Windows™ – a secure deletion solution that goes beyond international safety standards. Award-winning Protectstar™ Data Shredder has come to be one of the world's most successful and popular secure data deletion packages today.


Checking security of mobile devices

Protectstar™ is the first company to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in mobile and smart phones.


International Achievements

Protectstar™ achieves international acclaim. The independent Protectstar™ Testcenter begins intensive testing on security products from leading manufacturers in 2004, issuing thorough test reports followed with avid interest at trade fairs and in specialist magazines. The coveted Protectstar™ Award goes to products that meet the stringent Protectstar™ requirements.

Founded in November 2004

Protectstar™ Inc. has founded in a small storage facility in Bradenton, FL, USA.