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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,967
United States Rank #5,699
Reach 0.0352%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.19 days
35.13 days >
Average installed length: 18.46 days

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Social Privacy DNS

What is Social Privacy DNS?  (from SocialPrivacy.org)

When you install the Browser Application, you are adding a whole new set of functions to your Web browser. The Social Privacy Application offers users features such as malicious IP monitoring, harmful website alerts, and other security related alerts whenever sites that you choose to visit have a known threat or securi...  Read more


Social Privacy DNS is a program developed by SocialPrivacy.org. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The programs's main executable is dnswatch.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.44 MB of memory. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 2 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 99% of users of Social Privacy DNS come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and South Africa.
Social Privacy DNS 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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\social privacy dns
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Social Privacy DNS\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Social Privacy DNS

Program executable:dnswatch.exe
Name:Social Privacy DNS
Path:C:\Program Files\social privacy dns\dnswatch.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dnswatch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'dnsshield' which loads as C:\Program Files\Social Privacy DNS\dnswatch.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002495436%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00017957%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006997%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,143
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Social Privacy DNS?

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Or, you can uninstall Social Privacy DNS 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 DNS, 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 DNS.
  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 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.77%
Windows 8 15.57%
Windows Vista 9.84%
Windows XP 0.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.02%
Windows 7 Professional 7.38%
Windows 8 7.38%
Windows 8.1 7.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.98%
  Canada 0.51%
  South Africa 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Dell 19.66%
Acer 11.97%
Toshiba 10.26%
ASUS 4.27%
Sony 2.56%
Samsung 1.71%
Gateway 1.71%
Intel 0.85%
Lenovo 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.04%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.52%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.52%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.68%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.68%


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