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Privacy Guard Pro

Posted: February 19, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 7
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPrivacy Guard Pro, also known as PrivacyGuard Pro 2.0, Privacy GuardPro or PrivacyGuardPro, is a rogue anti-spyware program similar to Privacy Protection Suite. Privacy Guard Pro may install in your computer with the help of Trojans through security exploits and spam emails. Privacy Guard Pro may have also come bundled with other downloaded malware.

Once Privacy Guard Pro is installed, you'll receive numerous fake system warning alert messages stating that your computer is infected with spyware. Privacy Guard Pro may also run a fake system scan and report a list of spyware infections supposedly found in your computer system. In order to remove these "threats" you'll be pushed to buy Privacy Guard Pro's full version from a malicious website. Privacy Guard Pro may run on every Windows startup.


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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:

PrivacyGuardProSetup[1].exe File name: PrivacyGuardProSetup[1].exe
Size: 2.42 MB (2426499 bytes)
MD5: 91a66efc62ee16c1165949d040bf61f8
Detection count: 58
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PrivacyGuardProSetup.exe File name: PrivacyGuardProSetup.exe
Size: 2.32 MB (2327903 bytes)
MD5: 3be92444d878bb1f46b2f28d27b83e37
Detection count: 51
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PrivacyGuard.exe File name: PrivacyGuard.exe
Size: 1.87 MB (1878528 bytes)
MD5: 0d16cecb17c42e135b13d3b0ed8a07eb
Detection count: 49
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009