Do you know what Windows Privacy Counsel is?
Windows Privacy Counsel is the latest production of the criminals who have created such cunning software as Windows Privacy Module, Windows Maintenance Suite and many other applications belong to Rogue.VirusDoctor family. Windows Privacy Counsel is the same application as its predecessors, because the rogue attempts to deceive unsuspecting Windows users into buying its supposedly safe full version which can remove all kinds of infections. The end of the rogue comes when you delete this pest from the system. If you allow the malware to live, it uses all its workable techniques to make you think that you need its fake full version.
Windows Privacy Counsel produces some disorders which are supposed to be convincing enough for you to think that the system has caught various infections. Registry Editor, where changes are made after every new installation of a program, is hidden, and users cannot change the modifications introduced by the rogue and delete the very infection. Moreover, Task Manager, which shows the processes of the system, is disabled as well as certain executable files which are used to detect infections. If the rogue created registry entries to block those tools, you cannot launch them, and, in this way, to detect the infection and remove it from the computer. The Internet, which is now essential for every computer user, is disconnected without a chance to repair the connection. These impairments are not permanent; the Internet and the tools discussed are restored after the removal of Windows Privacy Counsel.
To look more convincing and to scare you, the rogue presents misinformation that the system is infected. Ignore fake scans and such threats as Backdoor.Win32.Rbot or P2P-Worm.Win32, because they do not exist on your computer, and you should not try to delete them. Also, there is no need to believe the information presented in bogus warning messages. Some of the messages which should ignored are presented for you:
Attempt to run a potentially dangerous script detected. Full system scan is highly recommended.
Software without a digital signature detected. Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
The notifications claiming that the system is infected do not prove that you should take some actions to delete those bogus threats. Do not buy the fake full version of the malware, because you will lose your money, and the system will still remain infected with Windows Privacy Counsel. The creators of the rogue will get your money, credit card number and passwords but will not give you anything back in return. Therefore, do not hesitate to remove this infection.
To eliminate the rogue, you should first activate the rogue with an activation key. This key is the same which you get after the purchase of the malware. As you can see, you do not have to spend money, because the key is already given:
When you enter the key, the rogue starts running as it was activated after the purchase. Registry Editor, Task Manager, etc can be used again as usual; therefore, you can remove the infection manually. You have to delete all the components of the rogue to eliminate the infection. If this manual removal is a challenge, acquire a legitimate antispyware tool to remove Windows Privacy Counsel. The rogue will be terminated by automatic processed which do not require your participation. All the elements of Windows Privacy Counsel are deleted, and you can use your computer without interference of infections, because your PC’s system is protected.
In non-techie term:
Windows Privacy Counsel is a malicious program designed to trick you. Do not be fooled by its interface and professional-looking notification. This malware seeks to make you pay money voluntarily for its imaginary full version; therefore, remove this infection as soon as you can.
Warning, this parasite is known to disable your Internet connection. Click here for instructions explaining how to restore your Internet access.
Aliases: WindowsPrivacyCounsel.How to Stop a Running Process
Stop These Processes:
Find and Delete These Files:
- %Desktop%\Windows Privacy Counsel.lnk
- %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Privacy Counsel.lnk
- Windows Privacy Counsel.lnk
Remove These Registry Values:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\cmdagent.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\install.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\xp_antispyware.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\protector.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\srng.exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "otbpxlqhjd"
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\npfmessenger.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tsadbot.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alevir.exe
Windows Privacy Counsel Removal Guide Automatic Removal Instructions
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