Do you know what Windows Privacy Agent is?
Although it can be easy to fall for its seductive appearance and clever marketing campaigns, keep your wits about you with this Windows Privacy Agent. This rogue antispyware application finds its roots in the same family of despicable rogues as Windows Safety Protection, Windows Utility Tool, Windows Security & Control and Windows System Optimizator, and it will not rest until it succeeds in ripping you off. Despite what it would like its victims to believe, Windows Privacy Agent does not have the intent or ability to detect or remove any type of threat from a system, but is actually an infection in itself.
Windows Privacy Agent makes use of established forms of infection, and uses Trojans to root its infections in its host PCs. These Trojans are distributed via fake online malware scanners and seditious browser hijackers. The user will remain largely unaware of Windows Privacy Agent’s presence on his system until such time that decides to reveal itself and start its attack on the system. This will happen by Windows Privacy Agent generating a list of multiple fake security alerts generated to make the user believe his system is being attacked. Windows Privacy Agent will then offer to remove these fake security threats but of course only once the user pays for Windows Privacy Agent.
Users who did not manage to erase Windows Privacy Agent in time complained about being unable to access their Desktops or launch files on the system. Blocked Internet connections and poor system performance is another are more common symptoms associated with Windows Privacy Agent. Although these symptoms are all very disturbing, there is hope. Follow these instructions to regain access to your Desktop and make sure to remove Windows Privacy Agent afterward:
- Reboot your system. You will find the Windows Privacy Agent startup screen blocking access to your Desktop. Click the “OK” button to make it go away. The malware will start a fake system scan.
- Wait until the scan is done. Once the scan is finished you will see another fake security notice. Click “OK” one more time.
- Make the notification go away by clicking on the red “X” at the right top of it.
- It should now disappear and you will be able to access your desktop again.
You will only be able to take back your system from Windows Privacy Agent and regain control of it by making sure to thoroughly obliterate Windows Privacy Agent from the system. This is best achieved by investing in a security tool which will not only destroy Windows Privacy Agent but also protect your PC against similar attacks in future.
In non techie terms:
Windows Privacy Agent is a fake and malicious security application. It does not own the abilities it professes to, and will be the cause of more damage than anything else. Take back what is rightfully yours and annihilate Windows Privacy Agent without any further ado.
Aliases: WindowsPrivacyAgent, WindowsPrivacy Agent, Windows PrivacyAgent.