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This article will teach you how to remove Privacy Dr Virus. The removal instructions work for Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

If you are reading this article right now, then you have for sure observed some strange behavior on your PC. Regardless if it is commercials, excessive pop-up ads, confusing webpages or tabs — all are a sure sign that there is something very wrong with your system.

This written material will teach you how to recognize, remember and eliminate the issue; how to remove Privacy Dr Virus and what to do if it comes back to bother you.

What’s going on? 

This is the usual question that everybody starts asking when their computer starts to be out of control.  The electronic decade we live in have given permission to devices to take over work once used to be performed by two human hands. This eases hackers and helps them play their strongest cards on the table. They use our tech-savvy ignorance of computers, programs,etc. and attack us. They know how we think, how we act when we use our digital gadgets and spread viruses, malware, and all kinds of other cyber threats. The goal of this article is to inform you about Privacy Dr Virus. Although many people still think that it is not a malware, but even a legal software, the truth is that it is a big threat to you personally and to your stored information. Once in your system, you’ll know what we are talking about! BUT we are kind enough to have put the attached removal guide — that you can locate at the bottom of this article — together for your protection, so that you don’t have to absolutely suffer from the results of Privacy Dr Virus.

Privacy Dr Virus could be easily found by looking attentively at the advertisements and pop-up ads on the websites you visit. Indeed, it is always fun read a good ad about a promotional vacation on an exotic island, but you should always keep in mind that the ad and devilish tempting words most likely do not come from a legit company. Wonder why? If the ads looks fake even slightly and have one of the following ‘disco-club’ type effects: flashing pictures, shifting content, have the colors of the rainbow, and it is persistently insisting that you open it, tempting you with something of the sort of “you’re one step closer to your dream vacation!”then, it is 100% FALSE. The more you click on such ads, the more they will continue to show and the only way you can protect yourself from them is to fully erase the virus off your computer.

Another sign of Privacy Dr Virus is the “browser hijacker”. Here is how you can recognize it: when you work on your PC and all of the sudden random webpages start to open and the content these websites frequently have is again something of the type of a techno-disco-club style we mentioned above, or even worse: is highly inappropriate; then this is a strong red flag that could be to signalizing you that something is definitely gotten into your PC and needs your immediate consideration and to be uninstalled. A delay of removing it will cause further harm to your files!

How is Privacy Dr Virus distributed?

There are numberless ways for Privacy Dr Virus to be distributed than you have probably considered. Malicious e-mail messages are one of the most popular way. Phishing e-mails are another tricky thing hackers use. They appear like any other normal e-mail you have opened before, but don’t have any text, have changing text, self-disappearing content, are simply flashing, or just being strange. Letters from your Spam folder is one more way of virus spreading. Thus, you need to be especially careful when you are going through your e-mail folders.

If you have recognized some of these issues and/or behaviors in your PC, we suggest that you do not panic, but take a close and detailed look at the removal guide. It will show you, in clear manner, how to remove the entire problem!


Name Privacy Dr Virus
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium or High
Symptoms  slowness, glitches, bugs
Distribution Method infected e-mail attachments, software bundling, failure to scan received files
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

More information on SpyHunter, steps to uninstallEULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy.

Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Privacy Dr Virus may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Privacy Dr Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Privacy Dr Virus from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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