Privacy Corrector is another fake Windows privacy and security program. It is also called PrivacyCorrector virus because it can install itself and penetrate a computer without users approval. A Trojan associated with this fake program is also created in the purpose of redirecting Internet browser to fake security web sites that hosts the installation files of Privacy Corrector. When installed on the computer, it will pretend to be a useful application and immediately run a diagnostic of the computer. It will find a number of problems like viruses, system errors and registry errors. This untrusted application also endorse itself as a multiple tools that has functions of system security, system utilities, media tools, privacy and Internet security package in just one program. Though it has various techniques to deceive its victims, at the end of the day, Privacy Corrector still remains a rogue program that must be remove from your system.
To get rid of this malware, an effective and trusted program must be utilized. Download, install and update the recommended software below and run a complete scan. Remove any detected threats and as much as possible do another scan while on safe mode to completely remove Privacy Corrector.
Privacy Corrector Screen Shot:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
Privacy Corrector Removal Procedures
1. Stop Privacy Corrector process by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Windows Task Manager will open. Look for the following process:
2. Update your installed anti-virus program.
3. Run a full system scan and clean/delete all detected infected file(s). A manual removal of virus-related files should also be performed.
4. Edit Windows registry and delete Privacy Corrector entries. [how to edit registry]
5. Exit registry editor.
6. Remove Privacy Corrector start-up entry by going to Start > Run, type msconfig on the “Open” dialog box. System Configuration Utility will open. Go to Startup tab and uncheck the following Startup item(s):
7. Click Apply and restart Windows.
Privacy Corrector Removal Tool:
In order to completely remove the threat, click here to download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Sometimes, Trojans will block the downloading and installation of MBAM. If this happens, download it from a clean computer and rename the executable file before executing on the infected machine.
Online Virus Scanner:
Another way to remove a virus without the need to install additional anti-virus application is to perform a thorough scan with free Online Virus Scanner that can be found here or on websites of legitimate anti-virus and security provider.
Technical Details and Additional Information:
Malicious Files Added by Privacy Corrector:
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\PrivacyCorrector.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PrivacyCorrector\
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PrivacyCorrector\PrivacyCorrector.lnk
Privacy Corrector Registry Entries:
EnableLUA = 0×00000000
ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 0×00000000
ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 0×00000000
Alternative Removal Method for Privacy Corrector
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Privacy Corrector enters the computer, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. The method also replaces compromised files with a clean version. If you have a saved restore point before Privacy Corrector infiltrates the PC, we highly encourage you to execute this procedure if none of the above works. You may proceed with Windows System Restore, click here to see the full procedure.