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PrivacyGuard 2010 Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the PrivacyGuard 2010 adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.PrivacyGuard2010.

PrivacyGuard 2010 is a rogue application. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer has a problem, or infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopPrivacyGuard 2010.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPrivacyGuard 2010
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPrivacyGuard 2010PrivacyGuard 2010.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%PC
  • %ProgramFiles%PCPrivacyGuard 2010
  • %ProgramFiles%PCPrivacyGuard 20101.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%PCPrivacyGuard 2010PrivacyGuard2010.exe
  • %WinDir%TasksAt1.job

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallProtection
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePCPrivacyGuard 2010
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “Protect”








How to remove the infection of PrivacyGuard 2010 (Adware.Win32.PrivacyGuard2010)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.

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