Privacy Corrector - How To Remove?


PrivacyCorrector is a program which should be never installed on your computer. Though it may look quite trustworthy at the first sight, malware just like its earlier variants PCoptimizer 2010 or PrivacyGuard 2010 is distributed through phony online scanners, fake video codecs and trojan horses. Trojans infiltrate computers without being recognized by any security software and then drop some fake malware files to detect them later. So, don’t be fooled when PrivacyCorrector says that there are numerous infections on your machine! The only scam on your machine is the same Privacy Corrector. It will interrupt with:

System Security warning!
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected.
Register entries analysis is recommended.
Potentially harmful script execution is detected.
It is strongly recommended to run total System scanning.

Potentially harmful software is detected.
To enable the security mode and remove harmful software it is recommended to perform a cleanup.

Software without a digital certificate is detected. System files security is at risk.
It is strongly recommended to enable the security mode.

Critical vulnerability!
Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.

Critical vulnerability!
Application that seems to be a trojan agent is detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.

Right after it gets on your computer, program begins interrupting into the browsing sessions with misleading issuing about computer problems detected. PrivacyCorrector typically alerts from the system tray and using Microsoft Security Alert reports parasites that need to be eliminated. Of course, you won’t be allowed to remove these “viruses” for free – you will be told that firstly you should purchase a license. Keep in mind that any ads generated by Privacy Corrector are bogus and must not be taken as the real ones. They return only invented problems and aims to rip you off. Fake PrivacyCrrector alerts look like that:

Privacy violation threat detected!

Your personal data may be disclosed to a third party.

Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your privacy or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click ‘Show Details’ to learn more.
Unknown Win32/Trojan

Threat prevention solution found.
Security systems analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.

Risk of system files infection: High

The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a serious possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance.


Security alert
Name: taskmgr.exe
Location: C:\WINDOWS\System32
Potentially harmful script execution is detected. It is strongly recommended to run total System scanning.
Deny or Enable Protection.

Processing Unprotected Startup
Attention! A potential security vulnerability detected due to numerous virus attacks.
Unauthorized access to personal and proprietary information may occur.
Possible hardware-induced corruption with most or all of the file system damage may cause irreversible data loss.

Being created to increase the income for hackers, Privacy Corrector is useless and even dangerous! Remove PrivacyCorrector as soon as you notice its signs on your computer. You may find it hard to get rid of this scam because it prevents you from uninstalling it in the regular way, so launch safe mode with networking and then terminate its processes to disable this malware.

Automatic Privacy Corrector removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Privacy Corrector, 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 Reimage or other tools found on


Privacy Corrector screenshots


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December 7, 2010 14:05, December 8, 2010 10:35

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