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What is Privacy Guarantor

Posted on 2 August 2008 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Privacy Guarantor?

It is rogue security software usually dropped by a trojan and installed on the computer without the user's informed consent. Just after the program is launched it starts to search the computer for malware and finally generates scan report, which is fictitious as a result to make PC user think that the system is insecure and needs to be cleaned. So the victim is offered PrivacyGuarantor for malware removal, but theretofore commercial software version must be purchased. We do not recommend to buy PrivacyGuarantor as it is not able to clean PC properly, nor able to act as a real-time protector.
Also known as Privacy Guarantor v2.0

2. Privacy Guarantor screen shot:

Privacy Guarantor

3. How to remove Privacy Guarantor:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by Privacy Guarantor, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for Privacy Guarantor removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove Privacy Guarantor download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove Privacy Guarantor.

  5. Restart the computer to complete Privacy Guarantor removal procedure.

4. Privacy Guarantor files:

PrivacyGuarantor_Installer.exe (setup file), PrivacyGuarantor.exe

5. Hijackthis entries:

O4 Entries:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Privacy Guarantor] C:\Program Files\Privacy Guarantor\PrivacyGuarantor.exe /s