Privacy Defender review

by Alice Woods - - | Type: Corrupt Anti-Spyware

We have installed free version of Privacy Defender on clean computer and performed full system scan. The application has found Safe Keys adware program. The registry entry and directory associated with this adware were related to legitimate Microsoft Office component Smart Tag, which is safe and cannot harm the system. Free version refuses to remove any objects it found and asks to purchase full product.

Memory Shield/Alert function should provide realtime protection from spyware running in the memory. On our test system it reported that mIRC chat program is running and asked to leave or terminate it. mIRC is legitimate and shouldn’t be treated as suspicious software. We have installed Claria adware to the test system. The installation process and running adware were not detected despite that Memory Shield/Alert was enabled.

Screenshots provided below prove that Privacy Defender uses false positives.

The official site is pcsecurityshield.com. Another associated resource is threatlevel.com, which offers free online scan. We have tested the system with installed antivirus software, antispyware programs and a firewall. Scan results showed that our computer lacks any virus protection software. It appears that online scan doesn’t work correctly and was designed to trick users into purchasing Privacy Defender.

Program’s interface is very similar to those found in several other antispyware programs. The application uses same spyware definitions database and produces similar scan results. It is a clone of MySpyFreePC, SpyBlocs and iSpyKiller.

We DO NOT recommend this product.

Privacy Defender download: not recommended

Privacy Defender was carefully tested by 2-spyware.com research center. The review is the result of our test. If you know additional information about Privacy Defender please send us the note
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Compatible with Microsoft Windows Supported versions Compatible with OS X
What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage Intego is a recommended tool to scan your system for possible threats and crappy software. The trial version of the product will find harmful applications in your system. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Intego malware removal tool.
Alternative Software
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