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Should I remove Privacy SafeGuard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,116
United States Rank #3,462
Reach 0.0599%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 620.42 days
1476.92 days >
Average installed length: 776.01 days


1.1 100.00%

Privacy SafeGuard version 1.1

What is Privacy SafeGuard?  (from Privacy SafeGuard)

Privacy SafeGuard is driven by industry-grade phishing site feeds like the powerful and community driven PhishTank project. We guard against over 300,000 known IPs and sites that steal and sell your information.


Privacy SafeGuard version 1.1 is a program developed by Privacy SafeGuard. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is PrivacySafeGuard.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.07 MB (1,121,966 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 93% of users of Privacy SafeGuard come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Canada.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.privacysafeguard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PrivacySafeGuard\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PrivacySafeGuard\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Privacy SafeGuard version 1.1

Program module:PrivacySafeGuard.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\PrivacySafeGuard\PrivacySafeGuard.dll
Additional files:
  • PrivacySafeGuard.dll - PrivacySafeguard
  • PrivacySafeGuard-x64.dll
  • enablebho.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Install.Stats.Ping.exe (by Hewlett-Packard) - Install.Stats.Ping

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • PrivacySafeGuard.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Privacy Safeguard BHO' with the class of {A42D2EB4-DD31-4BB5-8AA5-8D4E04806DBE} (Privacy SafeGuard).
  • PrivacySafeGuard-x64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Privacy Safeguard BHO' with the class of {1036AD63-AEAC-460B-9060-C96005D4DC86} (Privacy SafeGuard).

How do I remove Privacy SafeGuard?

You can uninstall Privacy SafeGuard 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 SafeGuard version 1.1, 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 SafeGuard.
  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 Privacy SafeGuard version 1.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.18%
Windows Vista 8.38%
Windows 10 4.74%
Windows XP 2.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.91%
Windows 7 Professional 6.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.73%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.99%
  India 4.47%
  Canada 0.20%
  United Kingdom 0.20%
  France 0.15%
  Iran 0.15%
  Saudi Arabia 0.15%
  Brazil 0.10%
  Korea 0.10%
  Australia 0.10%
  Mexico 0.10%
  IQ 0.10%
  BB 0.10%
  Germany 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.77%
Dell 24.69%
Toshiba 11.72%
Acer 10.48%
ASUS 7.10%
Lenovo 2.03%
Samsung 1.24%
Intel 1.13%
Alienware 0.68%
Sony 0.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.28%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.71%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.53%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.17%

Publisher URL: www.privacysafeguard.com

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Fix itover a year ago