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Posted: January 8, 2008

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,806
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 230
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: October 5, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPrivacyControl is a corrupt PC cleanup tool created to display notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version. PrivacyControl may also show false scan results that will present you with a list of false computer problems. It may also create system slowdown and instability. PrivacyControl shouldn't be trusted and is recommended to be removed immediately.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

Launcher.exe File name: Launcher.exe
Size: 685.28 KB (685288 bytes)
MD5: 66b89687e5bd60b4629ae4546011ea3f
Detection count: 56
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PrivacyShell.dll File name: PrivacyShell.dll
Size: 1.2 MB (1209576 bytes)
MD5: 5a07b9ec94a742ead122a6f50864d484
Detection count: 48
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 2.26 MB (2261400 bytes)
MD5: 781f6699a7140b605832ce5283e31a33
Detection count: 39
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PrivacyControl.exe File name: PrivacyControl.exe
Size: 9.03 MB (9032936 bytes)
MD5: f2cb121b0425474c84aef43876dbc1f1
Detection count: 38
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:

CookiesprivacycontrolRun keysPrivacyControl

Additional Information

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