What is PC Privacy Dock?
PC Privacy Dock (also can be found as PC Privacy Dock 2.3, PC Privacy Shield, PCPrivacyDock) is a free application that has already been downloaded by hundreds of computer users. It’s promoted as a system cleaner capable of removing information related to your privacy. Nevertheless, it has been labeled as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and treated as an untrustworthy system tool. It has been found that PC Privacy Dock may infiltrate computers via other free downloads, such as media players, download managers or PDF creators. Besides, it may continuously run several processes within Task Manager and install an auto-update component (updater.exe). Even more, it may cause pop-up ads that may promote other suspicious software, for example, NextLive and PicEnhance.
However, all aforementioned issues are minor if compared to continuous system scans and alerts that PC Privacy Dock virus can initiate once installed. It seems that the main purpose of this app is to convince to pay money for the premium version of this tool. That’s why it may continuously check your computer and deliver alerts warning you about various privacy issues. However, once you click on “Clean now” or similar button, you will be offered to buy a premium version of this tool. Keep in mind that it’s just a marketing trick that cyber criminals use to make easy money. Full version of this dubious tool can hardly improve anything on your computer; however, you may unconsciously disclose your credit card details, full name, and other sensitive data to online scammers and have serious troubles in the future. Therefore, you should better avoid PC Privacy Dock tool. In case it has already infiltrated your machine, you should run a full system scan with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego (Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X).
How can PC Privacy Dock hijack my computer?
PC Privacy Dock is a questionable system cleaner that is supposed to check computers “for privacy concerns and risks.” Nevertheless, it can hardly protect your privacy or improve anything on your computer because its main purpose is to make you pay for its full version. As we have already mentioned, it may be downloaded from the official website and various download sources, including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, cnet.com, and so on. In most of the cases, these websites promote PC Privacy Dock virus via software packages. Therefore, if you do not tend to install freewares carefully, you may end up with this system tool on your machine without realizing that. To prevent that, make sure that you always choose Advanced/Custom installation option for freeware’s installation and opt out of ‘additional components’ that it carries.
How to remove PC Privacy Dock virus?
Usually, you can uninstall PC Privacy Dock via Add/Remove Programs list. For that, follow these steps:
- Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
- Here, look for the PC Privacy Dock and similar entries and select ‘Uninstall/Change‘.
- Click OK to save the changes.
If these steps don’t work for you, you should scan the system with the updated Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. This is also recommended if you want to make sure that your computer is PUP and virus-free.
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Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack
Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.
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