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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,981
United States Rank #4,029
Reach 0.0575%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.60 days
165.13 days >
Average installed length: 86.76 days

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Social Privacy

What is Social Privacy?

Social Privacy is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking/injection as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer, the extension has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

From the EULA: "Social Privacy will also display search results from some of your favorite sites on the web directly in the window you are viewing without detracting from your interaction on sites. For example, Social Privacy passes the search words you type on search engines through valued partners like eBay, PriceGrabber and Yahoo to help bring search results from their sites which improves the relevancy of results, offers, and ads presented to you. This does not alter the search results provided by your search provider, but will give you other options. In order to keep our apps free of any service charges, we will show relevant and minimal ads when displaying results from search."

Social Privacy DNS is included with the Social Privacy software which will modify the user's DNS settings. - EULA : "Redirect you from Non-Existent Domains (where no domain exists) and from “typo squatting” domains"

The software has also been known as Perk Desktop Rewards.

It is typically bundled through adware bundles on web sites such as download.download-new.com, emergency-browser-update.info, fusioninstall.com and many other download portals that use 3rd party download managers.

About  (from SocialPrivacy.org)

The Social Privacy App is free to download and use. As such, Social Privacy is advertiser/ad-supported, which means you will see additional offers & display ads when using this service. These ads are not associated with any underlying website, and further information about these ads is available by clicking the "About ...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Social Privacy.
sp.dll (8c363809729f4594660038d85fcb2e48) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.SocialPrivacy
Avira AntiVir 7.11.105.64 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG 2015.0.3598 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14111 Trojan.Adware.Win32.SocialPrivacy.A
Comodo Security 17026 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8.8859 Win32/Adware.SocialPrivacy.A
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 AdWare.Win32.UnfriendChecker
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!8C363809729F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!8C363809729F
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/UnfriendChecker
Sophos 4.93 Generic PUA IO
Symantec 1/11/2014 rev. 7 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.RFFH1EH
VIPRE Antivirus 21968 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 14 all detections
Social Privacy has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.socialprivacy.org
Help link: www.socialprivacy.org/sp/terms
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\social privacy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Social Privacy\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 867.74 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Social Privacy

Program module:sp.dll
Name:Social Privacy
Path:C:\Program Files\social privacy\sp.dll
MD5:0e4da36da6f6954cfb8017594cbce4b3
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • sp64.dll - Social Privacy
  • sqlite3.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • sp64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Social Privacy' with the class of {91FBEA5C-E3C7-42EA-8C2B-B168189AB5BE}.
  • sp.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Social Privacy' with the class of {09942569-D515-42BE-9F5A-A439B20F91AB}.

How do I remove Social Privacy?

Quickly and completely remove Social Privacy 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 Social Privacy 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 Social Privacy, 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 Social Privacy.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Social Privacy you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#8,981

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.01%
Windows 8 19.53%
Windows Vista 8.58%
Windows XP 0.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.17%
Windows 8.1 10.42%
Windows 8 7.74%
Windows 7 Professional 7.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.91%
  Iran 0.36%
  Canada 0.18%
  MA 0.18%
  Malaysia 0.18%
  South Africa 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.75%
Dell 21.37%
Acer 12.21%
Toshiba 9.92%
ASUS 6.11%
GIGABYTE 1.91%
Lenovo 1.53%
Samsung 1.53%
Sony 1.53%
Intel 1.15%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.74%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.74%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.37%
ASUSTeK U56E 2.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.81%

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