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Should I remove PC Privacy Shield?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #36,718
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.00 days
58.99 days >
Average installed length: 30.99 days


3.0.8 20.00%
3.0.2 10.00%
2.7.1 50.00%
2.2.9 10.00%
2.2.3 10.00%

PC Privacy Shield

What is PC Privacy Shield?  (from ShieldApps)

PC Privacy Shield is a privacy protection application that is meant to provide the user with maximum privacy protection set of tools – all combined in a way that will allow the non-technical users to maintain a worries-free computer. PC Privacy Shield provides both a deep scan and analysis service, as well as a cleanin...  Read more


PC Privacy Shield is a program developed by ShieldApps. The most used version is 2.7.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is PcPrivacyShield.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 8.35 MB (8,751,086 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: shieldapps.com/products/pc-privacy-shield/pc-privacy-shield-faq
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Privacy Shield\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C3F11253-5D97-491F-BD33-A215C72BD912}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Privacy Shield

Program executable:PcPrivacyShield.exe
Pc Privacy Shield
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Privacy Shield\PcPrivacyShield.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe - PC Privacy Shield (updater 2.7.1 © ShieldApps, Inc, 2014)
  • InstAct.exe - InstallerActions.Properties
  • PcPrivacyShield.exe - PcPrivacyShield (Pc Privacy Shield)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • schedc.exe - schedc
  • Setup.dll - Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PCPrivacyShield.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCPrivacyShield_Popup' (runs daily at 5:00 PM).
  • InstAct.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCPrivacyShield_Master'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PcPrivacyShield.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCPrivacyShield_Start.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCPrivacyShield.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCPrivacyShield' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PC Privacy Shield\PCPrivacyShield.exe" minimized.

How do I remove PC Privacy Shield?

Quickly and completely remove PC Privacy Shield from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall PC Privacy Shield from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Privacy Shield, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PC Privacy Shield.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 8 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 10%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows 8.1 30.00%
Windows 10 Home 20.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Alienware 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Acer 10.00%
Common models
Alienware Alienware 14 20.00%
Dell Latitude D820 10.00%
HP ENVY TS m6 Sleekbook 10.00%
Gateway NV77H 10.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 10.00%


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