Have you ever heard of or seen PrivacyCorrector action on your PC? Well, we hope not… Because this is nothing but a bogus security application that can do a lot of damage on a compromised computer. It presents numerous fake security warnings and fake scan results for the only malicious goal, that is to convince you that your computer is exposed to a number of virus threats and, hence, has lots of critical issues. Please know that this fake program penetrates PCs via Trojans that present some alerts that are bearing the mask of a legitimate Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. By the way, such alerts tell of Unknown Win32/Trojan that has been detected. Later on the recommendation would come up to scan your computer in order to get rid of this supposed infection.
Please be advised that this virus also presents a window that states to scan the infected files. While the fake scan procedure is running it will be told that the remedy has been obtained that can be applied in order to remove the stated infection. At the same time, if you get convinced with this malicious offer, you will be suggested to download and subsequently install PrivacyCorrector on your system and finally to restart it. Please be aware of the fact that the rogue will afterwards be configured to operate in the form of Windows Shell, this is why upon computer restart you will face PrivacyCorrector program and not your common Windows desktop. Then it will initiate PrivacyCorrector tool. However, the fact is true that if you manually shut down this tool your normal Windows desktop will be shown again.
One of the features of PrivacyCorrector is that it will prevent you from running certain desired decent programs of your choice. While this is all done you will encounter an alert stating that the software you want to initiate is trying to perform some malicious activity. Needless to say that this is nothing but a pack of lies. Later on you will notice the main PrivacyCorrector screen where it will suggest you to purchase the license of the program. While PrivacyCorrector if operating you will see many security alerts that would state that your computer has certain security problem.
Well, it is now quite understandable that all such alerts are fake and beyond any doubt should be ignored. This is why each time you see them do not be deceived by them. They are just coming up in order to frighten you and to force you into getting the program. We hope you are clever not to buy this badware. To summarize the aforesaid, we strongly urge you to seek assistance from a decent anti-virus tool. Alternatively, you may wish to carry out manual removal of files and registry entries of this rogue – following the guidelines stipulated below.
PrivacyCorrector automatic remover:
1. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it.
2. Update the virus database.
3. Copy the entire folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your jump drive (memory stick). Normally it is located at the following path: (C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer). “C” stands for the system disk of your computer. The name of the system disk, however, can be marked with another letter.
4. Open your jump drive (memory stick). Find the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” there. Open it , find the file under the name “trojankiller.exe” and rename it to “iexplore.exe”.
5. Move memory stick to infected PC, open “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” folder and run iexplore.exe. Optional: copy the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” from your jump drive to some other folder created on your PC and run “iexplore.exe”.
PrivacyCorrector manual removal guide:
Delete PrivacyCorrector files:
Delete PrivacyCorrector registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%UserProfile%Application Dataprotect.exe”