Privacy Center  
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Privacy Center. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

by ,   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, 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

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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

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.

Information updated:

Comments on Privacy Center

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<Guest>
Look also for PCenter in the locations shown in the listing.
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<Guest>
Do not buy privacy center! if you did your credit card is under fraud!
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CHRISTINA
I purchased the Privacy Center like a week ago to help my computer and it didn't.... is it possible to get my money back? Because it said 30 day money back guarantee..... PLEASE HELP!!!
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help
okay I have windows vista and a freind of mine put this crap on my computer and it keeps coming up during the start up. Are you certain that spywear doctor will remove it?
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FREAKED OUT
Oh sorry.
I meant Windows 7.
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FREAKED OUT
So.. I got to safe mode and uninstalled Privacy Center.
It's still not ok.

I have Windows 2007, but the layout looks gray and old . All the programs work fine.

My internet and audio is not working, as well as my printer.

I'm literally in tears.
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<Guest>
can this be removed on safe mode?
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victim of virus
easier way to remove!!!
im sure if youve got it youve tried all the steps online to get rid of it, they do work but they explain it like its deed complicated and you'll end up doin it wrong:
when ur logged on press ctrl alt delte and click on start task manager.
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