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