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Friday, December 16, 2011

Fake Skype downloads bring Privacy Protection virus

It has recently come to our attention that Privacy Protection virus known to attack thousands if not millions of PCs worldwide via bogus downloads of Skype program. This is the next trick invented by hackers to deceive users. Instead of alleged Skype program they in fact encounter Privacy Protection scam application aiming to fool them. As we know from previous information, Privacy Protection is the fake anti-virus program (fake AV) which, upon successful installation to the infected computer, imitates the fake system scan finalized with similar bogus report about all types or malwares supposedly revealed by it. But the real truth is that none of the information presented by this malady should be trusted by you. When users actually believe that what Privacy Protection tells them is true this is the very moment when the serious mistake is being made by them. If they do not have the proper source of the information about what exactly this program has in mind the chances are that they will eventually purchase the hoax, without even realizing this.

Another feature of this program is that it blocks all attempts to remove it. So, whenever you try to run some available anti-virus program installed and running on your machine the hoax would terminate all such efforts on your part. Similarly, your decision to download such legit anti-virus tools would also be suspended. The rogue bearing the name of Privacy Protection would tell you that it is the only superb anti-malware solution and that you don’t really need any other security tool, thus blocking your attempts to run or to download any possible anti-spyware applications. We’ve developed the special removal instructions which will facilitate the process of removal of Privacy Protection Trojan threat and will help you to understand how exactly to bypass the blockage initiated by it. The removal of this scam is recommended with the help of full version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer, however, you may search for the options of free removal of malwares with the help of other security programs. As for GridinSoft Trojan Killer, we’re pretty confident that the job of deleting Privacy Protection and its privacy.exe file is quite a feasible task for this powerful trojan eraser. Please find the proof for this statement in the video tutorial provided below.

Privacy Protection removal milestones:

  • Click “Start” and select “Run”. In the respective field insert the word combination “taskkill.exe /F /IM privacy.exe” (without quotation marks). Click “OK”. Repeat the process the necessary number of times until privacy.exe (the main process of Privacy Protection is successfully terminated.
  • Download, install and run GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
  • Remove all detected items and reboot your PC. Repeat the scan in the case of necessity.

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