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Should I remove PrivacyProtect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,101
United States Rank #15,085
Reach 0.0052%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.74 days
759.42 days >
Average installed length: 399.02 days


3.00.1087 4.11%
3.00.1086 4.11%
3.00.1085 6.85%
3.00.1084 5.48%
3.00.1083 4.11%
3.00.1082 8.22%
3.00.1081 2.74%
3.00.1080 1.37%
3.00.1079 1.37%
3.00.1077 5.48%
3.00.1075 4.11%
3.00.1074 2.74%
3.00.1072 2.74%
3.00.1071 6.85%
3.00.1063 15.07%
3.00.1050 15.07%
3.00.1043 5.48%
3.00.1040 1.37%
3.00.1022 1.37%
2.00.0099 1.37%

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PrivacyProtect is a software program developed by StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. The most common release is 3.00.1063, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 7.81 MB (8,190,835 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 98% of users of PrivacyProtect come from the United States, it is also popular in Kuwait and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intersections.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SFT\GuardedID\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{749C612A-2426-4523-846C-D5944D6D389D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.81 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PrivacyProtect

  • GIDD.exe - GID Desktop Application
  • GIDI.exe - GuardedID (GIDI Application)
  • GIDOSKHlpr.exe - GIDOSKHl Application
  • GIDSigVeri.dll - GidSigVeri Module
  • GIDTB.dll - IE Toolbar Module
  • gidv2.sys - GuardedID v2 Keyboard Filter
  • LicMgrAlone.exe - LicMgrAlone Application
  • LicMgrEP.exe - LicMgrEP Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GIDTB.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PrivacyProtect' with the class of {983EB3A5-F9EE-4fe2-B3C3-E64A32F6305D}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GIDD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GIDDesktop' which loads as C:\Program Files\SFT\GuardedID\gidd.exe /s.

How do I remove PrivacyProtect?

Quickly and completely remove PrivacyProtect from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PrivacyProtect 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 PrivacyProtect, 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 PrivacyProtect.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PrivacyProtect you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.01%
Windows 8 32.88%
Windows Vista 2.74%
Windows XP 1.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.73%
Windows 7 Professional 17.81%
Windows 8.1 12.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.48%
Windows 10 Home 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.41%
  Kuwait 0.79%
  Canada 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.90%
Dell 14.75%
Acer 9.84%
ASUS 8.20%
Lenovo 6.56%
Toshiba 6.56%
Intel 1.64%
Sony 1.64%
Common models
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.82%
Hewlett-Packard 700-330qe 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.82%
LENOVO IdeaCentre K330B 2.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 1.41%


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