84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Privacy Dr?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,069
United States Rank #17,780
Reach 0.0083%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.56 days
311.49 days >
Average installed length: 163.66 days


3.1.0 1.23%
3.0.3 13.50%
2.7.4 3.68%
2.7.0 0.61%
2.6.7 28.22%
2.2.9 1.84%
2.2.5 0.61%
2.2.4 6.13%
2.2.2 22.70%
2.1.2 14.72%
2.0.8 6.75%

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Privacy Dr

What is Privacy Dr?

Privacy Dr is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) created by EuroTrade which is categorized as a privacy cleaner.


Privacy Dr is a software program developed by EuroTrade A.L. Ltd. The most common release is 2.6.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named PC_Privacy_DR.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 8.17 MB (8,569,199 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 63% of users of Privacy Dr come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Privacy Dr\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EEFF5EEF-2FF9-4B20-BBFE-7598CA08B52F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Privacy Dr

Program executable:PC_Privacy_DR.exe
Additional files:
  • PrivacyDr.exe - Privacy Dr
  • updater.exe - Privacy DR (updater 2.2.2 © EuroTrade A.L. Ltd, Inc, 2014)
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • schedc.exe (by Hewlett-Packard) - schedc
  • Splash.exe - Splash
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • bo.dll - bo
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • PrivacyDr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EE1E8AB8-EFF3-4A41-9081-01035C5FACC9}' (runs on registration).
  • InstAct.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PrivacyDr_Master'.
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PrivacyDR_Popup' (runs daily at 3:15 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PrivacyDR.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PrivacyDR_Start.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PrivacyDr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PrivacyDr' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Privacy Dr\PrivacyDr.exe" minimized.

How do I remove Privacy Dr?

You can uninstall Privacy Dr 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 Privacy Dr, 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 Privacy Dr.
  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) 48%
Win 7 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.15%
Windows 10 40.49%
Windows Vista 7.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.81%
Windows 10 Home 17.18%
Windows 8.1 14.11%
Windows 7 Professional 7.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  United Kingdom 9.13%
  Australia 8.17%
  Canada 3.85%
  Germany 2.88%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  France 1.92%
  Ireland 1.44%
  Finland 0.96%
  Italy 0.96%
  KH 0.48%
  South Africa 0.48%
  BW 0.48%
  Spain 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.13%
Dell 17.65%
Acer 16.81%
Toshiba 11.76%
ASUS 6.72%
Lenovo 4.20%
Alienware 1.68%
Apple 1.68%
Samsung 0.84%
Medion 0.84%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C50D-A 3.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.48%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.61%
Hewlett-Packard p6823w 2.61%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.74%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.74%

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melandskyover a year ago
privacy dr and registry dr are invasive programs it is slowing down internet speed and I am unable to uninstall- it insinuated itself when I was trying to download an obvious fake version of adobe