What is PCPrivacyProtect?

PCPrivacyProtect is not a trustworthy application even though it is presented as a “protection from Privacy Theft.” Research performed by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has left no doubt that this program is nothing more than a Trojan infection. It infiltrates computers unnoticed and then uses various tactics to scare users into dialing the provided telephone number belonging to “experienced specialists.” Do not dial the number you see placed on the main window of this infection by any means. Instead, remove this Trojan from your computer as soon as possible so that the window of the fake tool would disappear from your Desktop. It is a serious computer infection, and it does not even have an uninstaller, so do not expect that it will be a piece of cake to remove it. We know well that ordinary users might find the PCPrivacyProtect removal quite complicated, so we have included the most important information regarding its deletion in this article too. Continue reading!testtest

What does PCPrivacyProtect do?

Following the successful installation, PCPrivacyProtect pretends to perform a system scan. Specifically speaking, it “scans” for exposed personal information and then provides a list of information that is “currently Exposed and Vulnerable.” Do not expect a Trojan infection to show you accurate scan results. Research conducted by our specialists has clearly shown that these scan results shown by PCPrivacyProtect cannot be trusted by any means – they are completely fake. It is just one of the tactics to scare users into dialing the provided telephone number +1 888 222 4747. Additionally, it should present you with various scary messages to make you believe that your privacy is in danger and its technicians are the only ones who can help to fix this problem. We can assure you that your personal information is not exposed. Consequently, there is no need to reach out for help from specialists either. If your privacy were really in danger, we are sure that these fake technicians could not help you, so there is no point in contacting them. We do not recommend calling them also because the provided telephone number might be premium-rate and, as a consequence, you might get a huge bill after making a call. Also, some of your personal details might be stolen and then sold in the black market. Last but not least, you might be offered to purchase a completely useless application for fixing privacy-related issues.

Where does PCPrivacyProtect come from?

Users usually do not know about the entrance of PCPrivacyProtect until they find a “Privacy Protect App” window on Desktop. Since it does not have an official website users can download it willingly from, there is no doubt that it shows up on users’ PCs without their knowledge. According to specialists, it might travel in malicious software bundles next to other applications, e.g. freeware. Also, users might install it on their PCs by clicking on malicious pop-ups offering the free system cleaning. These pop-ups might be displayed to users when they enter an untrustworthy page. Also, their presence on your screen might be the result of the presence of an ad-supported program (adware) on the system. Trojan infections are sneaky threats, so you might not even notice when a new infection enters your computer again. Luckily, we know one simple trick that might help you to prevent all kinds of malicious software from entering your system – all you need to do is to enable powerful antimalware software on your computer. It is the easiest way to ensure your PC’s highest protection.

How to remove PCPrivacyProtect

You could not delete PCPrivacyProtect through Control Panel because it does not have an uninstaller like ordinary applications. This Trojan can be disabled only by removing all its components. Specifically speaking, it is only one .exe file in %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, and %TEMP% directories. Use our step-by-step instructions if you have never deleted a Trojan infection before. You can perform its full removal using an automated malware remover as well. To be frank, this removal method is considerably easier and quicker if compared to the manual one, but it is, of course, up to you how to erase malware from your system.

Delete PCPrivacyProtect

  1. Open Explorer by pressing Win+E simultaneously.
  2. Delete PCPRIVACYPROTECT.EXE from the following directories:
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %TEMP%
  1. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of PCPrivacyProtect*

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