Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs PrivacyWarrior


Posted: May 27, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 97
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPrivacyWarrior is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses scare tactics to get you to purchase the full version of the PrivacyWarrior program. PrivacyWarrior or Privacy Warrior, may be downloaded and installed through the Zlob Trojan infection which can come from a fake video codec download or MediaAcces Codec installer which is present on porn websites. PrivacyWarrior, if installed, may prompt you with popups or alert messages that say you have "compromising files" which is a bogus alert message.

Do not click on any link provided by PrivacyWarrior. If you do, you'll be redirected to PrivacyWarrior's website (PrivacyWarrior.com) or another rogue website to download and purchase the full version of PrivacyWarrior. PrivacyWarrior "System scan" messages may continue to try to recreate itself after reboot.


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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:

setup.exe File name: setup.exe
Size: 3.49 MB (3499080 bytes)
MD5: 8be3aedc40d76eebddb7ebd9e80f2160
Detection count: 44
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
GDCPatch.exe File name: GDCPatch.exe
Size: 2.08 MB (2086254 bytes)
MD5: 01ad4381e9c7250964d11e3590d7dfd8
Detection count: 16
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
GDC.exe File name: GDC.exe
Size: 1.96 MB (1967104 bytes)
MD5: 6f15dd29cad3bc65aefd4c0c28e016df
Detection count: 15
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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