Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How to remove PrivacyGuard 2010

PrivacyGuard 2010 is a rogue security product that pretends to find malicious code on a victim’s machine in order to frighten him or her into purchasing a useless application.

PrivacyGuard 2010 will run a fake scan on a victim's machine claiming to be looking for viruses and other system errors, indicate that it has fixed the malcode and “errors”, but then claim it has found problems it is unable to fix until the victim purchases the application.

PrivacyGuard 2010 graphic interface:

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PrivacyGuard 2010 “Protected Mode” alert:

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PrivacyGuard 2010 files installed:

    c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\PrivacyGuard 2010.lnk
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PrivacyGuard 2010\
    c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PrivacyGuard 2010\PrivacyGuard 2010.lnk
    c:\Program Files\PC\
    c:\Program Files\PC\PrivacyGuard 2010\
    c:\Program Files\PC\PrivacyGuard 2010\1.ico
    c:\Program Files\PC\PrivacyGuard 2010\PrivacyGuard2010.exe

 PrivacyGuard 2010 Windows Registry changes:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PC\PrivacyGuard 2010
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Protect"

How to remove PrivacyGuard 2010:

If  PrivacyGuard 2010 has infected your pc, you should remove it immediately. Click here to use VIPRE to remove PrivacyGuard 2010 from your computer now.


  1. And how do we know that "VIPRE" (Sunbelt Software) isn't the outfit that CREATED the PrivacyGuard 2010 malware in the first place, or is just piggybacking to make money on someone else's malware?

    Yeah, I'm gonna "click here" to go to another unknown website.

  2. aj2x,

    You should always take some time to research any product before you download it onto your PC. I'm sure you will find VIPRE is a superior antivirus product that is ranked #1 by VB100 for proactive malware detections and has won many other awards. VIPRE has been reviewed by leading editors in the security industry, which you will realize if you do a simple search on the product.