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    - what is PrivacyWarrior
    - automatic and manual removal instructions
    - personal assistance provided online or by phone to safely remove PrivacyWarrior.

 

Be a warrior against PrivacyWarrior

If there is one thing that everyone loves about the Internet, it is the idea that we can all surf privately without anyone else knowing what we're doing or what we're looking at. There are a whole range of products out there that claim to protect our privacy, but not all of them live up to expectations. One of those programs is known as PrivacyWarrior. It is a program that suggests it can carefully clean your computer of files left behind by websites, thus ensuring no one is aware of your surfing history, but once many people install it, they find that it wasn't quite worth it. Removing PrivacyWarrior, though, is a bit tougher than you might expect.

Understanding PrivacyWarrior

PrivacyWarrior is known as a rogue registry cleaning program. PrivacyWarrior can interact with you in one of two ways. You can visit a website that causes realistic looking pop up windows to appear on your screen urging you to purchase and download their program to protect your privacy, or you may have a small program installed on your machine without you knowing that does the same thing.

In either case, these pop up windows that you see will "pretend" to scan your computer and give you false results. These files will often have embarrassing names that you will likely want to erase to protect your surfing privacy. Often times, people will urgently click on these pop up windows or scans to fix the problem and unknowingly download PrivacyWarrior to their computer.  The pop ups that you see will often look just like the ones Windows gives you or the ones that your anti virus program gives you so you often don't even question their legitimacy.

What you Might Notice

Most people first notice a problem with PrivacyWarrior when they visit a questionable website and they are deluged with pop up windows. Some of these windows may be almost impossible to close, so you might be better off just closing out your browser entirely or even restarting your computer and simply not going to that website again. It is important to note here that once you get these pop ups, either from visiting a rogue website or from a small piece of the program being installed on your computer, you likely do not have the files specified actually on your computer. If you already have an anti spyware program you use, it likely takes care of these cached files every so often so you don't have to worry about people finding out which sites you surf.

There are other common signs that a program like PrivacyWarrior is installed on your machine. You will likely notice a real slow down in the performance of your computer. This is due to the fact that once PrivacyWarrior is installed, it is constantly running in the background of your computer. From the moment you turn your machine on to the moment you turn it off, PrivacyWarrior is there, and that can eat up system resources you need for other programs.

Another good sign that you have this program installed on your machine is that your web browser is constantly being redirected to the PrivacyWarrior webpage. Even if you try to reset your start page, you will be sent to the Privacy Warrior webpage every time you start your browser.

How did it get there?

Programs like PrivacyWarrior get installed on thousands of computers each and every day. In most cases, all it takes is a visit to a web page that sells advertising space to PrivacyWarrior. In other cases, it may have come bundled with freeware or shareware products you recently downloaded.

Removing PrivacyWarrior

When it comes to removing PrivacyWarrior from your machine, you have two main options. You can download a legitimate anti spyware program like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) to scan your computer and fix the problem automatically. If you choose that route, be sure to find a program that meets your needs. Talk with friends or family members to find out which programs they use. Just be sure to research any suggestions you get carefully Read online reviews carefully. Once you've purchased your program of choice, download it, update it, and scan your computer. It will remove PrivacyWarrior immediately. Scheduling regular weekly scans will ensure no further problems occur.

Alternately, you can attempt to remove the rogue registry cleaner program yourself. Please note that any attempt to remove PrivacyWarrior from your computer manually can be very dangerous because it requires you to alter your system registry. It should only be done by a computer expert.

If you do choose to remove the program manually, first head to your control panel and use the add/remove program set up to remove PrivacyWarrior. This will often leave a few vestiges of the program on your computer, so your job isn't quite done yet. A list of processes, program files, folders, and registry keys associated with the program follows this article.

Carefully removing PrivacyWarrior from your computer is essential to your overall level of productivity.

Stop these Processes:

support.exe
%program_files%common filesprivacywarriorstm.exe
installer_sbd_en.exe
installer_sbd_en.exe
stm.exe
%program_files%common filesprivacywarriorstm.exe
ih.exe
support.exe
gdcw.exe
gdcpatch.exe
gdc.exe

Next, delete all of the following files associated with PrivacyWarrior:

%common_programs%privacywarriorcontact customer service.lnk
%common_programs%privacywarriorprivacywarrior manual.lnk
%common_programs%privacywarriorprivacywarrior web page.lnk
%common_programs%privacywarriorprivacywarrior.lnk
%common_programs%privacywarrioruninstall privacywarrior.lnk
%desktopdirectory%privacywarrior.lnk
%profile%application dataprivacywarriorabbr
%profile%application dataprivacywarrioractn_email
%profile%application dataprivacywarrioractn_name
%profile%application dataprivacywarrioractn_order_id
%profile%application dataprivacywarriorprod_code
%program_files%privacywarriorconfig.ini
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplication7-zip compression pgm.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationabsoluteftp.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationacdsee32.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationacoustica cd label maker.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationad-aware se.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadaptec easy cd creator v4.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadaptec's audio cd.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationaddsoft.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationaddweb 3.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe acrobat reader v3.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe acrobat reader v3.1.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe acrobat reader v4.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe acrobat reader v5.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe acrobat reader v6.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe acrobat reader v7.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe photoshop v5.0 le.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe photoshop v5.5.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe photoshop v6.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadobe photoshop v7.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadvanced disk catalog.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadvanced mp3 catalog.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationadvanced password recovery.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationahead cover designer.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationalbatros adgaspect.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationalbatros adgpano.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationalbatros adgview.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationalcohol mru list.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationanimation shop 1.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationanimation shop 3.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationaol - spool.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationaspack.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationavant browser.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationax-icons 4.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationaxialis icon workshop 5.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationaxialis media browser.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationbabylon builder 2.2.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationbabylon translator.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationblazedvd 2.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationbookreader.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationc++ builder.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcabinet manager.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationchameleon web browser.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationclassify 98.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationclicktionary 2000.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcoffeecup directftp.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcoffeecup gif animator.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcool edit 2000 1.1.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcool edit pro.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcorel photopaint 8.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcrisscross.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcrt 2.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcute ftp v3.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcute ftp v4.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcute mx.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcuteftp.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationcutehtml.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationdatarescue_ida.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationdelphi v3.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationdelphi v4.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationdelphi v5.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationdelphi v7.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationdisk explorer professional 3.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationdiskeeper 5.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationdivx player.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationdownload accelerator.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationebay toolbar.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationeditpad.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationeditplus 2.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationedonkey2000.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationemule.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationenfish onespace.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationenigma browser.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationf-secure ssh 2.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationfix-it 2000.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationflashget.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationfotocanvas 2.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationfotostation 4.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationfoxit reader.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationfree download manager 1.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationftp explorer.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationftp voyager.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationfun cd.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgator.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgeovid video to flash batch converter.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgetright explorerbar.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgetright.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgo!zilla.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgoogle deskbar.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgoogle desktop search history.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgoogle toolbar.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgoogle video player 1.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgozilla.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationgravity newsreader.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationhardcopy.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationhelios textpad v3.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationhelios textpad v4.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationhelpwriter.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationhexworkshop.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationhomesite 4.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationhotbar 3.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationhotjava browser.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationhtml help workshop.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationicon extractor.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationimesh.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationinoculatelt pe antivirus.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationinstallshield express.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationinterquick.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationirfanview.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationiso buster.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationjasc animation shop 3.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationjasc paintshop pro v5.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationjasc paintshop pro v6.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft visual studio 6.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft windows paint.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft windows wordpad.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft word 2000.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft word backup files.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft works 4.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmijenix powerdesk 4.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmirc.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmiromedia pctv.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmixmeister.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmorpheus.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmoviexone 1.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmozart 4.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationms autoroute express.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationms word.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmse.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmsn toolbar.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationkodak imaging.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationleapftp 2.6.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationjasc paintshop pro v7.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationjasc paintshop pro v8.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationjet photo shell.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationjuno.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationk-lite codec pack.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationkazaa media desktop.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft netmeeting.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft office 2000.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft office 2003.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft office 97.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft office infopath 2003.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft office xp.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft office.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft outlook express 5.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft photo editor 3.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft photodraw.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft picture it publishing.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft publisher 2000.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationleechftp.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationletterbox.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationlviewpro 2.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmacromedia dreamweaver mx.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmacromedia dreamweaver ultradev 4.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmacromedia firework mx.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmacromedia fireworks 3.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmacromedia flash mx.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmacromedia flash player.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmacromedia flash v4.0.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmagic iso maker 4.6.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmapinfo mapmarker.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmass download.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmastersplitter v2.1.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmcafee virus scan.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmeda mp3 splitter.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmetapad.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmgi photosuite se 1.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmgusoft setup builder.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicroangelo 98.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicroangelo.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrografx picture publisher v7.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrografx picture publisher v8.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft frontpage express.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft frontpage.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft help workshop.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft html help.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft imaging.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmicrosoft managemant console.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmusic match jukebox.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationmyway advertising.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationnapster music community.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationnaviscope.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationneato labels.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationnero burning rom.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationnero vision.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationnet vampire 3.x.scr
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplicationnetant

Finally, delete the following lines in your registry. Please be careful when doing so.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun privacywarrior
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareprivacywarriordownloader
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareprivacywarriordownloader seekpos
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareprivacywarriordownloader totalsize
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun gdcw
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun privacywarrior
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior prodcode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior scns
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior status_i
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior unique_id
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior usermail
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior username
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior abbr
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior installpath
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareprivacywarrior orderid
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun privacywarrior
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun gdcw
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun gdcw

You may also need to delete the following folders:

%common_programs%privacywarrior
%profile%application dataprivacywarrior
%program_files%privacywarriordatamessanger
%program_files%privacywarriordatamozilla
%program_files%privacywarriordatanetscape
%program_files%privacywarriordataopera
%program_files%privacywarriordatawindows
%program_files%privacywarriorgfx
%program_files%privacywarriorlang
%program_files%privacywarriorplug
%program_files%common filesprivacywarrior
%program_files%privacywarrior
%program_files%privacywarriordata
%program_files%privacywarriordataapplication
%program_files%privacywarriordatafirefox
%program_files%privacywarriordataie



Removing PrivacyWarrior Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of PrivacyWarrior and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

Download SpyHunter

Remove PrivacyWarrior Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing PrivacyWarrior please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.


Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on PrivacyWarrior and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse PrivacyWarrior.




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