Remove Privacy Center
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Privacy Center is also known as PrivacyCenter | Type: Rogue Antispyware
Privacy Center is a rogue anti-spyware application, fake spyware remover. Firstly, we can quickly observe that Privacy Center is very similar to another rogue application called Privacy Components. So, we can assume that these two applications were developed by the same group of cyber-thieves. What is more, Privacy Center uses almost the same well known money stealing methods comparing with Privacy Components.

Usually, Privacy Center gains access into the system without user's knowledge and permission. The most common infection case is when user unknowingly downloads trojan virus which pretends to be a video codec. Then, the trojan virus displays intimidating notifications about spyware infections and suggest to download Privacy Center. Once installed and active, PrivacyCenter performs fake system scan. The rogue finds even more infections and security problems which should be removed immediately. Lastly, user is advertised to purchase a full version of this parasite, because trial version is unable to remove those infections and to ensure further PC protection. Fake Privacy Center warning:

"Warning! Running trial version!
The security of your computer has been compromised!
Now running trial version of the software!
Click here to purchase the full version of the software and get full protection for your PC!"

However, this is simply a scam. As the matter of the fact, Privacy Center is absolutely useless, that's why it should be removed upon detection. Related files: agent.exe, Uninstall.exe, gimg1.jpg, gimg10.jpg, gimg2.jpg, gimg3.jpg, gimg4.jpg, gimg5.jpg, gimg6.jpg, libeay32.dll, openvpn.exe, rd.dat, sc.key, settings.ini

Privacy Center properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

Automatic Privacy Center removal:

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Privacy Center screenshot

Privacy Center snapshot

Privacy Center manual removal

Kill processes:
agent.exe
pc.exe
uninstall.exe
openvpn.exe
tapinstall.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D032570A-5F63-4812-A094-87D007C23012}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\spbho.TIEBHO
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D032570A-5F63-4812-A094-87D007C23012}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Privacy center
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "agent.exe"
Unregister DLLs:
libeay32.dll
libssl32.dll
spbho.dll

Delete files:
agent.exe
pc.exe
uninstall.exe
guide.html
gimg1.jpg
gimg10.jpg
gimg2.jpg
gimg3.jpg
gimg4.jpg
gimg5.jpg
gimg6.jpg
gimg7.jpg
gimg8.jpg
gimg9.jpg
1.mp3
3.mp3
ca.crt
libeay32.dll
libssl32.dll
OemWin2k.inf
openvpn.exe
tap0801.sys
tapinstall.exe
spbho.dll
cg.dat
mw.dat
rd.dat
sc.dat
sm.dat
sp.dat
cg.key
rd.key
sc.key
sp.key
settings.ini
Privacy center.lnk
Delete directories:
c:\Program Files\Privacy center
c:\Program Files\Privacy center\faq
c:\Program Files\Privacy center\faq\images
c:\Program Files\Privacy center\sounds
c:\Program Files\Privacy center\tools
c:\Program Files\Privacy center\tools\sc
c:\Program Files\Privacy center\tools\sp
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy center
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy center\dbases
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy center\keys
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy center\temp
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy center\temp\spfilter
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Privacy center

Geolocation of Privacy Center

This map reveals the prevalence of Privacy Center. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, Canada, Italy, United Kingdom and Germany.

QR code for Privacy Center removal instructions

Privacy Center qrcode QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Privacy Center are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Privacy Center right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

Information added: 2009-03-26 07:32
Information updated: 2011-12-03 12:40

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Users comments about Privacy Center:

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<Guest>
Do they have a website because I think they should have a day in court for trying to pull victims. This is not being hateful but I am a victim of their little game of trying to fool me into buying it and want my money back.
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<Guest>
press ctrl+alt+delete to bring up ur task manager, go to applications, press new task. Then ur able to bring up ur start up and add/remove programs button
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<Guest>
i got vista and it says you arenot able to delete it =(
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<Guest>
Nvm, got it :)
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<Guest>
When I type "/remove programs buttons", it says It cant find it :(. What should i type after "/" to start windows? Im stuck at a black screen...
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<Guest>
There is also a directory in some cases "C:Program FilesPC"
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<Guest>
i cant start start up from task manager
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John McCain
I'm John McCain and I approve of this message.
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<Guest>
teel me please how can I remove it?
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<Guest>
this program sucks!it has destroyed mine pc
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<Guest>
im stuck at a black screen and i dont know what to do
how do i remove it
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<Guest>
im stuck at a black screen
everytime i start the computer it just shows a black screen
some1 please help me remove it
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<Guest>
im stuck at a black screen too
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<Guest>
Privacy center scammed me too. I should be getting my money back. I know how to remove it from computers, if anyone needs to know how let me know :-)
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<Guest>
Privacy Center was created & distributed by the people who sell Spyware Doctor.
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<Guest>
The prog. has an uninstall feature.
Go into safe -mode and enter settings /control panel/programmes and features,
click on Privacy Center and uninstall, the big box will disappear, then run a virus ` whacker`,

Gone?
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Steve
The "Automatic Removal " download is a hoax. You have to pay $50 to buy the software removal program.
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<Guest>
I have a black screen with only privacy center on my screen so I cannot access my computer to remove it. Can someone help me? It has completely taken over my pc.
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<Guest>
Use the advise from 5/4 "press ctrl+alt+delete to bring up ur task manager, go to applications, press new task. Then ur able to bring up ur start up and add/remove programs button"
Tried it and it worked. Running ad-aware right now. Crossing fingures
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<Guest>
do control alt delete go to new task and type in control pannel you should get your windows back then go to add/remove programs and remove privicy center worked for me on windows xp
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