How to remove PC Privacy Defender?
What is PC Privacy Defender?
PC Privacy Defender is a generic rogue anti-spyware program. This parasite is a fake spyware remover, which relies on backdoor trojans, such as the infamous Zlob, to spread. PC Privacy Defender uses misleading advertising to trick people into purchasing the program’s “full version”, which is no more functional than the “trial”.
Once inside and active, PC Privacy Defender will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. While this information may coincidentally be true, PC Privacy Defender has neither the ability to detect nor remove spyware, and should therefore be ignored. Much like any other rogue out there, PC Privacy Defender performs fake system scans, which produce greatly exaggerated results, oftentimes containing false positives.
PC Privacy Defender is a threat and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s homepage using your HOSTS file.
PC Privacy Defender is Extremely dangerous
PC Privacy Defender may spread via Trojans
PC Privacy Defender may display fake security messages
PC Privacy Defender may install additional spyware to your computer
PC Privacy Defender may repair its files, spread or update by itself
PC Privacy Defender violates your privacy and compromises your security
for PC Privacy Defender detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like PC Privacy Defender and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
PC Privacy Defender screenshots
Manual PC Privacy Defender removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove PC Privacy Defender, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these PC Privacy Defender processes:
Remove these PC Privacy Defender files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other PC Privacy Defender infected files and get help in PC Privacy Defender removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing PC Privacy Defender and similar threats.
PC Privacy Defender is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only PC Privacy Defender can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads PC Privacy Defender trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, PC Privacy Defender offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, PC Privacy Defender does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as PC Privacy Defender, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install PC Privacy Defender, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as PC Privacy Defender, is nearly impossible to remove manually.