Windows Privacy Extension
Is your computer infected with Windows Privacy Extension? Remove this malware using the available procedure and tools from this page.
Windows Privacy Extension will cause trouble to user who is going to install it on their machine. This fake security software does not only rip-off your money, it also make your PC suffers from many errors. When user installs this rogue program, it will make copies on different folders on the hard drive. Commonly, it places the main file under UserProfiles folder. Giving it a ‘Hidden’ attributes makes it invisible to normal viewer. In order to execute this file, Windows Privacy Extension adds some data to the registry. Thus, when you reboot the computer, the rogue software will open on its own without being initiated.
Typical propagation way for malware such as Windows Privacy Extension is through a Trojan infection. Authors of this fake antivirus see to it that it can penetrate on protected PC. Therefore, they are utilizing a much advance Trojan that has rootkit functionality. Once it enters the computer, it instantly ends your antivirus program and fetches the installer files. Then, it installs the malware. The same Trojan is also in charge of eliminating all possible tools that victim may use to remove the malware. So, user may end up with a helpless computer.
To remove Windows Privacy Extension, you must scan the system with effective anti-malware program. We can only suggest one or two software that can do this for without charging your credit card. To know more, please proceed to the removal guide on this page.
Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7[cf]regis[/cf] [cf]files[/cf]
How to Remove Windows Privacy Extension
Boot Windows in Safe Mode With Networking
1. First thing to do is to reboot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking to avoid Windows Privacy Extension from loading at start-up. You may want to print this procedure as we have to restart the computer to complete the removal process.
- Restart the computer.
- Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
- It will display an Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Windows will now start in Safe Mode.
Windows Privacy Extension Removal Tool
2. Download anti-malware program here and save it on your Desktop or any location on your PC.
3. When finish downloading, double-click on the file to install the application.
4. Follow the prompts and install with default configuration.
5. Before the installation completes, check prompts that software will run and update on itself.
6. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
7. When finished updating, the tool will run. Select Perform full scan on main screen to check your computer thoroughly.
8. When scanning is finished click on Show Results.
9. Make sure that all detected threats are checked, click on Remove Selected. This will delete all files and registry entries that belongs to Windows Privacy Extension.
10. Restart your computer.
Note: If Windows Privacy Extension prevents mbam-setup.exe from downloading. Download the software from another computer. Renaming it to something like 'anything.exe' can help elude the malware.
Alternative Removal Method for Windows Privacy Extension
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Windows Privacy Extension 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 Windows Privacy Extension 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.
Option 2 : Windows Privacy Extension manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Windows Privacy Extension requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.
1. Kill any running process that belongs to Windows Privacy Extension.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Windows Privacy Extension files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.
2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section below.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be save automatically.
3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.
4. Delete all files dropped by Windows Privacy Extension.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.