Title: Privacy Center
Also known as: PrivacyCenter

Remove Privacy Center
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Privacy Center severity is 71  (71 / 100)
 
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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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Privacy Center. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Tested and Confirmed means that we have tested spyware remover with multiple versions of Privacy Center and got the best results. There might be updated or modified version of particular parasite that require manual killing of parasite process or an update. In such case try other removers in the line.

Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Privacy Center using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Tested and Confirmed! STOPzilla removes Privacy Center (2009-03-26 07:32:37)
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Malwarebytes Anti Malware
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Tested and Confirmed! Malwarebytes Anti Malware removes Privacy Center (2009-03-26 07:32:37)
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XoftSpySE Anti Spyware
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We are testing XoftSpySE Anti Spyware's efficiency at removing Privacy Center (2011-12-03 15:18:10)
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Defender Pro Ultimate
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We are testing Defender Pro Ultimate's efficiency at removing Privacy Center (2011-12-03 15:18:10)

what to do if you failed to remove the infection?
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Privacy Center snapshot:
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 07:32:37
Information updated: 2011-12-03 12:40:55

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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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Indian
i lost more than 100gb data someone plz pull them to court
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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>
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>
Nvm, got it :)
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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>
this program sucks!it has destroyed mine pc
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<Guest>
teel me please how can I remove it?
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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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<Guest>
I do not see an option to remove PC from the add/remove programs ?
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<Guest>
I need some help. I had remove privacy center from my laptop by Spyware Doctor but i still have problem with Internet Explorer, I can't log on yahoo or any web it say Access Denied. If there are any one know about this please give some solution.
Thank you,
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<Guest>
McAfee seemed to remove privacy center but I'm still having problems with IE. I can't log in to my yahoo e-mail and I have significant problems access numerous webpages. When I try to access my mail or web pages I get an access denied message. Any help would be greatly appriciated!
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<Guest>smoke
i would like to remove this shit off my computer because i did not download this shit in first place
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<Guest>
sometimes the name will appear as "control centre" in the add/remove feature....just in case if u can't find it, i've removed mine but still a little suspicious....anybody can help me confirm the removal??
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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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<Guest>
can this be removed on safe mode?
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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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FREAKED OUT
Oh sorry.
I meant Windows 7.
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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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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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<Guest>
Do not buy privacy center! if you did your credit card is under fraud!
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<Guest>
Look also for PCenter in the locations shown in the listing.

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