Windows Privacy Agent - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware(FakeVimes)

Windows Privacy Agent is a fake security program, rogue anti-spyware which will do anything in order to convince you about the need of its license. Licensed version of WindowsPrivacyAgent is presented the only program which will remove cyber threats from your computer after their detection. If fact, these ‘viruses’ reported are invented for naïve people who are expected to become concerned about their machines and pay for removal services. It’s extremely important ignore but NOT to remove files displayed on Windows Privacy Agent, Windows Optimal Tool or Windows Optimal Settings alerts because most of them may be legitimate your system files and their elimination may affect your computer’s performance. Windows Privacy Agent fake spyware remover was designed after another malicious program called Windows Express Settings which has the same GUI and also acts identically. Remember, that you must remove Windows Express Settings as soon as you see it on your computer’s desktop.

So, the first thing which should be taken into account is that Windows Privacy Agent mostly comes on the targeted computer undetected. This is done through the use of Trojans capable of using security holes and firewall flaws. Additionally, in order to swindle the money from all these computer users that don’t know much about computers and their security, Windows Privacy Agent starts alerting about Trojans, worms and other spyware detected. Be sure that rogue will also offer you to run its completely ‘free’ scanner. This scanner can be predetermined to detect the same viruses that need to be fixed. However, the final misleading action of WindowsPrivacy Agent is the offer to purchase its licensed version which in reality is nothing else but useless and even dangerous application which MUST be removed before it starts letting inside more viruses.

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.

System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.
This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.

Name: firefox.exe
Name: c:\program files\firefox\firefox.exe
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.

Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a seriuos possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press ‘OK’ to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

Malware will also display Microsoft Security Essentials alert which is also expected to trick you into purchasing it:

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details

Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click ‘show details’ to learn more.

Having intruded without getting detected, Windows Privacy Agent will continue its malicious activity until you decide about its removal. It is also configured to launch as soon as you reboot your computer, so consequently you will be annoyed to death. So, don’t waste your time and wait until this malware lets more viruses inside your computer! Remove Windows Privacy Agent and save all the private information which is inside your PC. In order to uninstall Windows Privacy Agent, follow the removal instructions published below and also get a reputable anti-spyware, such as spyhunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Automatic Windows Privacy Agent 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 Windows Privacy Agent , 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


Windows Privacy Agent screenshots


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I have started in 2007 after wanting to be more or less independent from single security program maker. Since then, we kept working on this site to make internet better and safer place to use.

February 25, 2011 16:09, May 21, 2012 12:13

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