Looks like there’s a Privacy SafeGuard Virus attached to your web browser? Every time I open firefox, my Eset anti-virus alerts me of a potential dangerous link to this suspicious malware site ? Is it safe to click on the link it provides? How do I get rid of this threat? Read the following content to check it out.

General Description of Privacy SafeGuard Virus

Privacy SafeGuard Virus is classified as a malware infection that redirect automatic downloads from certain web pages without computer user’s awareness and authorization. As dangerous as other popular browser hijackers, the malware tends to revise the key settings of your browser and then take control of it. It installs itself as a add-on or plugin in your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome, etc. Usually the virus can be introduced into your system when you use the Internet improperly, it’s especially dangerous if you click on the malicious links or pages from pornographic web sites. The virus will bring damages soon to your computer after it settles down there.

A Screen Shot of Privacy SafeGuard Malware

How Dangerous is Privacy SafeGuard Redirect Virus?

What may happen if can’t find out how to get rid of Privacy SafeGuard Virus? The browser hijacker is way dangerous than you ever think. First, the browser hijacker will redirect you to those scam pages putting a trap for you to jump in and then rob your money away. Besides, the virus has been observed to help trojan virus and other extreme threats to be downloaded into your computer from Internet, which can cause disordering and failure when your computer tries to run normal applications. The virus can also destroy and disable the security tools that you installed by modifying the critical registry key of your windows system. Thus, since Privacy SafeGuard Virus is nothing good but an extreme dangerous threat to your computer, you should have it cleaned as soon as possible before further damages are done.

Usual Symptoms of Privacy SafeGuard Hijacker Virus Infection

A). The virus keeps redirecting your search results to those scam pages you don’t’ want at all and it also warms that you are browsing unsafe contents so you need to install the security program from its site which is totally a fake program.
B). The setting of default homepage of your browser has been suddenly changed to unknown sites without your permission. Other spam sites may show up there as well.
C). You will get continuous pop-ups of ad pages or other spam window or alert message within your system and from your browser and some of them can’t even be closed.
D). The virus can disable all the antivirus and anti-spyware programs installed on your computer and stop them from starting and updating as well.
E). The browser hijacker virus can infect and revise the critical keys inside registry which can make your computer completely vulnerable and very easy to be attacked by remote hackers.
F). The virus will reproduce itself and download other threats from Internet and so takes up the consumption of your system resource significantly and you will feel like your computer is running like a snail on the ground.

If there’s any difficulty for you to remove Privacy SafeGuard Virus from your computer, please contact YooSecurity professionals to keep your computer safe and virus free, or you can follow our step-by-step virus removal instruction below to clean the virus yourself. (For advanced computer users)

Best Way to Remove Privacy SafeGuard Redirect Virus Step by Step:

Firstly, please restart your computer and get in Safe Mode with Networking:

Please follow these steps to get rid of Privacy SafeGuard Virus manually:
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in task-mgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager.

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe related to Privacy SafeGuard Virus. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step3: Remove malicious files of Privacy SafeGuard Virus.

C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-s..s-servicecontroller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_2b54b20ee6fa07b1\services.exe
C:\Windows\Installer\{bbee3ba2-89af-930c-bb78-1fb4e17db3cc}

Step4: Delete malicious registry entries of Privacy SafeGuard Virus.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Random.exe
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Random.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\explorer
“EnableShellExecuteHooks”= 1 (0x1)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

Video Show You on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

In conclusion, Privacy SafeGuard Virus is like an unexpected visitor that breaks into your house rudely and tries to take control of everything you have. Please don’t click on any direct download links that provided by this virus, it targets on user’s computer without any notice or permission from the owner and then affect your browser by corrupting their critical files and key settings. The nasty virus can also destroy necessary system files, making the computer exposed to outer more severe threats, which will make your computer very vulnerable to the cyber attack that overflows through the Internet. Therefore you should keep alert if you meet such kind of thing, and what you need to do first is to remove the virus before it destroys your computer further.

Kindly reminder: Manual removal needs expert skills, if you fail to remove Privacy SafeGuard Virus by yourself, please contact YooSecurity professionals to keep your computer safe and virus free.

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on December 6, 2012 12:11 pm

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