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Should I remove Privacy Drive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,093
United States Rank #26,414
Reach 0.0041%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.50 days
339.29 days >
Average installed length: 178.27 days


VersionDistribution 1.23% 1.23% 1.23% 1.23% 2.47% 1.23% 2.47% 1.23% 1.23% 1.23% 1.23% 19.75% 3.70% 2.47% 3.70% 3.70% 24.69% 3.70% 4.94% 3.70% 3.70% 6.17% 1.23% 2.47%

Other programs by Cybertron Software Co

Privacy Drive


Privacy Drive is a program developed by Cybertron Software Co. The most used version is, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is privacydrive.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 3.44 MB (3,603,518 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of Privacy Drive come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cybertronsoft.com/products/privacy-drive
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cybertron\Privacy Drive\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Cybertron\Privacy Drive\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Privacy Drive

Program executable:privacydrive.exe
Name:Privacy Drive
Path:C:\Program Files\cybertron\privacy drive\privacydrive.exe
Additional files:
  • pdsvc.exe - Privacy Drive Service
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pdsvc.exe runs as a service named 'PrivacyDrive Service' (PDSvc) "This service is used by Privacy Drive to perform additional operations. If this service is stopped or disabled, it will cause abnormal program termination and fail to start.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • PrivacyDrive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Privacy Drive' and executes as C:\Program Files\Privacy Drive\PrivacyDrive.exe.

How do I remove Privacy Drive?

You can uninstall Privacy Drive 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 Drive, 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 Drive.

Win 10 68%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 67.90%
Windows 7 25.93%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Windows Server 2003 1.23%
Windows XP 1.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 22.22%
Windows 8.1 17.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.81%
Windows 10 Pro 8.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.60%
  United Kingdom 11.11%
  Germany 4.04%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Sweden 2.02%
  Finland 2.02%
  India 2.02%
  Italy 2.02%
  Switzerland 2.02%
  UA 2.02%
  United Arab Emirates 1.01%
  MV 1.01%
  Norway 1.01%
  Ireland 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 12.00%
Lenovo 12.00%
Toshiba 12.00%
Acer 8.00%
Medion 4.00%
Intel 2.00%
Alienware 2.00%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.35%
Advent Monza V200 2.90%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 1.45%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 1.45%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.45%


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