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Privacy Components

Posted: January 22, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 63
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: January 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Privacy Components, or PrivacyComponents, is a malicious anti-spyware program. Like other phony anti-spyware programs, Privacy Components will display on your PC screen false pop ups and security alerts claiming that your PC is infected in order to try to trick or scare you into purchasing the scam Privacy Components program. However, what makes Privacy Components malicious is the fact that it will report regular files as infected and ask you to delete these regular files. The removal of these regular files, which serve to operate the function of your PC, may damage your system. Do not delete any files that Privacy Components claims are infected since they are NOT infected and are regular files used to operate your system. If you see pop up ads or security alerts promoting the scam Privacy Components program, remove the infection IMMEDIATELY.


Privacy components [Sunbelt]Medium Risk Malware [Prevx1]Win32.SPRFraud.PrivC [eSafe]SPR/Fraud.PrivC.1 [AntiVir]

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

agent.exe File name: agent.exe
Size: 554.49 KB (554496 bytes)
MD5: e1d83c3de1aee26ae9b1bfe3bf2d761b
Detection count: 88
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
sp.dll File name: sp.dll
Size: 449.53 KB (449536 bytes)
MD5: eb80be0c101e820d1736865c1d22095f
Detection count: 85
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
softjopa[1].exe File name: softjopa[1].exe
Size: 2.5 MB (2502026 bytes)
MD5: 63482797d8ea6f9c7098caf0986e0f24
Detection count: 72
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
pc.exe File name: pc.exe
Size: 1.86 MB (1865216 bytes)
MD5: 588c49b2f550a7a6828dae2b028fcf5b
Detection count: 71
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%AppData%\Privacy components

One Comment

  • mike says:

    say today iwasn't smart enough to realize privacy components was spyware not a microsoft program and i filled out the credit card information to try and purchase privacy components to fix my problems, how screwed am i?

    is there any way to get that 120 dollars back ?

    should i cancel my credit card?

    please help