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PrivacyDr. rogue program, how to remove it (PrivacyDr 2016)

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This removal tutorial will show you the PrivacyDr. program, what it is and why it is so dangerous to keep it inside. Though developers of this program are promoting it as a legit system optimizer, they only intend to make money on simple home users by fooling them. Some of you may know this program under the name “Privacy Dr 2016” or “PrivacyDr.2016“.


Programs like PrivacyDr. have their ways of installation. One of the most common installation techniques among adware and unwanted programs is called bundling. During the installation of some freeware you may notice the installation of several programs together. But besides that such rogue optimizers are often being promoted as legit services on official websites.

Detailed Information of PrivacyDr.


C:\Program Files (x86)\Privacy Dr 2016
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\EuroTrade A.L. Ltd

Register keys



According to the developers and advertisements, PrivacyDr. is a system optimizer that cleans up various logs, browser history, saved logins and passwords and other things like that. In truth, this program starts the scan right after the installation and shows you fake results. Along with that, you will see tons of pop-ups from PrivacyDr. that will inform you about scan results and offer you to purchase their license.

This is typical behavior for a rogue program that scares users by showing them files and errors that don\`t exist and then make them buy the product to remove these items completely. No good will come if you will purchase PrivacyDr. license, we advise you to use a specific removal tool designed to locate and delete such threats from your computer. Follow the removal instruction below to do that.

Removal tool for PrivacyDr.:

What is PUP? The term “Potentially Unwanted Program” was created to spread special type of virus what user often download it. Such app often looks like legitimate program, but can harm computer with hidden functions.

Often, such PUPs are adware program what will display different pop-ups ads and banner ads on every page what you visit. Such ads can be really different from simple coupons and sales to last hot news. You will see really interesting thing what will aim you to clicks on the ad and the creators will get their pay-per-click revenue. You will notice if you PC infected with PUPs, there are common things that will appear with this infection:

  • 1. Advertising banner will appear on every page you are visiting.
  • 2. You can be redirected do different sites when you just click on the page.
  • 3. Many different pop-ups which will show you fake updates of programs or that your PC are infected.
  • 4. You can notice different programs what was installed without your knowledge.
  • We highly recommend to remove such ads from your compiter, so follow the guide bellow and remove it!

    Automatic removal instructions:

      The GridinSoft Anti-Malware will scan your computer and web browser for the Potentially Unwanted Program dangerous files, malicious browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

    • Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
    • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

    • Shut down all your browsers.
    • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
    • Tool to reset browser settings with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

    • Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
    • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

    • Restart your computer.

    Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

    How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with PrivacyDr. in the future.

    GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

    Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

    This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its On-Run Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

    Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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