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Privacy Corrector. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as PrivacyCorrector | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Privacy Corrector is a fake security program that enters computers via Trojans in order to rip their users off. It’s a clone of Privacy Guard 2010 and PCoptimizer 2010. Privacy Corrector imitates system check and states that your computer in infected with viruses and has numerous errors:

Potentially harmful software is detected.
To enable the security mode and remove harmful software it is recommended to perform a cleanup.
Software without a digital certificate is detected. System files security is at risk.
It is strongly recommended to enable the security mode.
System Security warning!
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected.
Register entries analysis is recommended.
Potentially harmful script execution is detected.
It is strongly recommended to run total System scanning.
Critical vulnerability!
System information security is under risk. Total System scanning is recommended for removal possible PC work errors.
System information security is at risk.
Total System scanning is recommended to remove possible PC work errors.

If you want to fix those errors and remove viruses you have to pay for a full version of PrivacyCorrector. Of course, you shouldn’t do that because this program is a scam. It won’t fix any errors simply because they are all fake. Fake scan results is a method to scare you into purchasing the program. You should remove Privacy Corrector from your computer upon detection; otherwise it may cause even more problems. You can remove it manually or use an automatic removal tool below.

Privacy Corrector will constantly display fake error messages stating that your computer in infected with keyloggers and other malicious software. It will rate major components of your system by given scores. They are usually very low. Once installed, Privacy Corrector will prompt you to start your computer in protected mode to ensure that your computer is properly protected against possible attacks and malware. However, in reality it blocks programs on your computer randomly and states that they are infected or potentially harmful.

Security alert
Name: taskmgr.exe
Location: C:WINDOWSSystem32
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
Deny or Enable Protection.
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Privacy violation threat detected.
Your personal data may be disclosed to a third party.
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your privacy or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click ‘Show Details’ to learn more.
Unknown Win32/Trojan
Processing Unprotected Startup
Attention! A potential security vulnerability detected due to numerous virus attacks.
Unauthorized access to personal and proprietary information may occur.
Possible hardware-induced corruption with most or all of the file system damage may cause irreversible data loss.
Threat prevention solution found.
Security systems analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection: High
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a serious possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance.

As you can see, Privacy Corrector is nothing more but a scam. It displays fake error messages and security alerts to make you think that your computer in infected. Then it prompts to pay for a full version of the program to clean up the computer. Do not buy. Instead, use our removal instructions below to remove Privacy Corrector from the system as soon as possible.

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Note: 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.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
Privacy Corrector snapshot
Privacy Corrector

Privacy Corrector manual removal:

Kill processes:
Privacy Corrector.exe

Delete registry values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePCPCoptimizer 2010

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Protect"


Delete files:
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDesktopPrivacy Corrector.lnk

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsPrivacy Corrector

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsPrivacy CorrectorPrivacy Corrector.lnk

C:Program FilesPC

C:Program FilesPCPrivacy Corrector

C:Program FilesPCPrivacy Corrector1.ico

C:Program FilesPCPrivacy CorrectorPrivacy Corrector.exe


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