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Should I remove PrivaZer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #948
United States Rank #1,689
Reach 0.7282%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.22 days
301.55 days >
Average installed length: 158.44 days


VersionDistribution 0.93% 0.06% 0.01% 0.01% 0.03% 0.01% 1.15% 0.01% 0.01% 1.29% 0.65% 0.10% 0.51% 0.20% 0.08% 0.29% 0.59% 0.45% 0.34% 0.56% 0.47% 0.20% 0.17% 0.96% 0.64% 0.08% 0.22% 0.62% 0.06% 0.16% 0.10% 0.08% 0.15% 0.10% 0.10% 0.80% 0.06% 0.07% 0.10% 0.05% 0.17% 0.60% 0.50% 0.57% 0.58% 0.54% 0.56% 0.79% 1.14% 0.64% 1.17%
172 versions

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What is PrivaZer?  (from Goversoft)

PrivaZer is a free cleaner that helps you master your security and freedom at home and at work. PrivaZer permanently and irretrievably erases unwanted traces of your past activity on your computer and on your storage devices (USB keys, external drive, and so on) which prevents others from retrieving what you have done,...  Read more


PrivaZer is a software program developed by Goversoft. The most common release is, with over 26% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named privazer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 5.62 MB (5,893,048 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 30% of users of PrivaZer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.privazer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PrivaZer\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PrivaZer\privazer_remover.exe
Estimated size: 5.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PrivaZer

Program executable:privazer.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\privazer\privazer.exe
Additional files:
  • PrivaZer2016-10-03.exe - PrivaZer
  • contextMenuEXE.exe - PrivaZer menu
  • privazer_free.exe - PrivaZer setup
  • privazer_remover.exe - Privazer remover
  • PrivaMenu3.dll
  • PrivaMenu5.dll
  • privazer_start.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • PrivaMenu5.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TeraCopy' with a class of {A8005AF0-D6E8-48AF-8DFA-023B1CF660A7}.
  • PrivaMenu3.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PrivaZer' with a class of {7691BE2F-3D79-40DE-9C87-4D6EBCC76682}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • PrivaMenu5.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of '@mcafee.com/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • PrivaZer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PrivaZer_cleanup' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00).
  • privazer_remover.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{690E548C-039E-43D2-B956-CBFF8B2BF4D3}' (runs on registration).
  • privazer_start.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9B0B9F1B-D9F7-4A68-A27C-CCE37FFE72E3}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PrivaZer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PrivaZer_automatic_cleanup.

How do I remove PrivaZer?

You can uninstall PrivaZer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PrivaZer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 PrivaZer.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PrivaZer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.38%
Windows 10 39.62%
Windows XP 5.52%
Windows Vista 3.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 10 Home 13.29%
Windows 7 Professional 8.46%
Windows 10 Pro 7.89%
Windows 8.1 7.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.56%
  Germany 17.58%
  Netherlands 7.64%
  France 5.60%
  United Kingdom 5.31%
  Russia 4.88%
  Italy 3.97%
  Belgium 2.97%
  Brazil 2.80%
  Canada 1.97%
  UA 1.81%
  Poland 1.62%
  Sweden 1.12%
  Australia 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.93%
Acer 21.41%
Dell 16.13%
ASUS 11.04%
Toshiba 4.88%
Lenovo 4.37%
Medion 4.20%
Samsung 3.79%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Sahara 1.18%
Intel 1.13%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.19%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.52%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.48%


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