Privacy SafeGuard is a browser add-on which is said to be a very useful application. At its official website it is presented as a tool protecting you from visiting insecure websites that distribute malware. Moreover, Privacy SafeGuard is presented as capable of resisting to browser hijacking and other illegal activities that can be started without your knowledge. However, in addition to these seemingly beneficial features of the extension, there are some issues that can make you change your mind and prompt you to remove Privacy SafeGuard.
Even though it is said that this application will monitor whether the IP of the website you are going to visit is malicious or not, the extension will monitor your behaviour online. Your identifiable information is said to be out of their interest because they collect information related only to your browser and your browsing sessions:
We collect information about you from a variety of sources, including, information that we collect from you directly; information we collect about you when you visit our Website; and information we collect about you from other sources, such as third party partners and affiliates (where permitted by law).
If you do not like the fact that information about you may be collected with the help of third parties, you should remove Privacy SafeGuard from the system. To do so you may be encouraged by pop-up advertisements that appears as soon as Privacy SafeGuard is installed. Due to the fact that many computer users that install this extension get a lot of unwanted pop-ups, the add-on is sometimes categorised as adware.
If you do not want to be monitored by Privacy SafeGuard, which can use the information collected for marketing or other purposes, you can try to uninstall it from the Add/Remove control panel. If you did not install the extension on your own, it is likely that it was downloaded along with free malware. In order to remove all infections that might have come to the system without your approval, scan the PC with a reliable spyware removal tool.
We advise you to use SpyHunter, because this tool can remove all the infections that are present in the system, so if you want to make sure that you browse the Internet safely, scan the system right now.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||pfsvc.exe||374600 bytes||MD5: b8c3c66d19104e23d6d05a391747f23f|
|2||PrivacySafeGuard-x64.dll||105472 bytes||MD5: aa76f040306b7c1daa6d94dfc59db8b2|
|3||PrivacySafeGuard.dll||88576 bytes||MD5: f47c56fa423ae1073cc824a92e116416|
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