PrivacyProtector - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

PrivacyProtector is a rogue anti-spyware parasite presented as a useful hard drive cleaning tool. After getting into your computer by the means of Trojan infection or web browser security flows, PrivacyProtector starts showing false security warnings. These messages state that your computer is infected by spyware and you need to buy PrivacyProtector to cure your system off parasites. It might also hijack desktop and show message "Your privacy is in danger. download privacy protection software now!" instead of a wallpaper. Do not believe these warnings, as PrivacyProtector is a parasite by itself.

Automatic PrivacyProtector 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 PrivacyProtector, 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


About the author

I am an attentive virus researcher. My interests include discussions about deceptive online content and rogue software applications. All of our goal is to minimize the risks that many people encounter during browsing and help them figure out the main hints that might indicate that a program or a website is of a fraudulent nature.

June 14, 2007 13:57, June 17, 2008 08:26

2 thoughts on “PrivacyProtector

  1. My father recently got this nasty virus on his laptop, took me forever to get the computer back into my control, every time i started it normally privacy protector would take control and not let any program open. I read into options and saw microsoft security online scanner, tried that and then the computer would not restart correctly, not microsoft issue. I restarted and put the laptop back to last know good config., this got the laptop on but still had privacy protector, so i then restarted the laptop in safe mode, but in safe mode i could not download microsoft security, but i was able to right click on the privacy protector desktop icon and turn off all permissions for the program and find the file, which i then deleted, this did not get privacy protector off but i did re gain control and was able to get online in, regular mode, and was able to download microsoft security which is free, also download spy bot search and destroy also free just for extra protection, hope this helps anyone else who has similar problems with this spam ware.

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