84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove PrivitizeVPN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,685
United States Rank #5,054
Reach 0.1115%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.87 days
881.04 days >
Average installed length: 462.92 days


1.0.0 100.00%


What is PrivitizeVPN?

Privitize VPN is an advertsing supported VPN client for home computer users that provides anonymous Internet browsing through a free VPN service, yet displays 3rd party advertisements and bundles various potentially unwanted software during installation including a toolbar (Searchtab, which modifies the users web browser home page and search settings) as well as MagnPic, an aware program. During installation, if the user does not select the 'Custom installation' options, these bundles applications will be automatically installed.

While you use the VPN service, ads will be displayed:
"Privitize may share anonymous data with a variety of third parties, including its affiliates, advertisers, and other current and prospective business partners. Privitize may use anonymous data collected for website administration, advertising, and promotional purposes, and may share such information with various affiliated and unaffiliated entities for such purposes. Privitize may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess technology that allows Privitize to customize the advertising and marketing messages Users receive while using the Privitize VPN, and those outside companies may have access to anonymous data that was collected from Privitize VPN users."

About  (from OOO Industry)

Privitize is a VPN – virtual private network – that makes sure that all your internet connections go through our super fast servers located world wide – now your privacy is protected all the time while browsing the internet, accessing Facebook, sending emails or chatting with friends. Our VPN service is totally free. N...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PrivitizeVPN.
PrivitizeVPN.exe (430739f114507dd2ea78d180a34ff9f3) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Siggen.25462
Sophos 4.89 PrivitizeVPN
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1CN
VIPRE Antivirus 17928 Adware.Privitize (fs)
VPN.dll (496ee5cf7a13b610d1ac063d556111c4) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Siggen.25462
VIPRE Antivirus 22586 Adware.Privitize (fs)
PrivitizeVPN has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: privitize.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\privitizevpn
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PrivitizeVPN\uninstall.exe /vpn
Estimated size: 548.64 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PrivitizeVPN

Program executable:PrivitizeVPN.exe (Malware detected)
PrivitizeVPN Client
Path:C:\Program Files\privitizevpn\PrivitizeVPN.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) PrivitizeVPN.exe - PrivitizeVPN (PrivitizeVPN Client)
  • uninstall.exe - PrivitizeVPN Silent Installer
  • (Malware detected) VPN.dll
  • lpk.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PrivitizeVPN.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A17E4D4B-6C67-4EDB-8A15-B25AEE9F387A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PrivitizeVPN.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PrivitizeVPN' which loads as C:\Program Files\PrivitizeVPN\PrivitizeVPN.exe /autorun.
Network connections
  • PrivitizeVPN.exe connects to (port 80).
  • PrivitizeVPN.exe connects to (port 80).
  • PrivitizeVPN.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001470236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006507%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008196%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:26,092
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:12 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove PrivitizeVPN?

You can uninstall PrivitizeVPN 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 PrivitizeVPN, 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 PrivitizeVPN.
  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) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.43%
Windows 10 13.47%
Windows Vista 6.64%
Windows XP 4.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.53%
Windows 7 Professional 8.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.44%
Windows 8 2.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.28%
  Sweden 4.33%
  Canada 4.06%
  Australia 3.20%
  Germany 3.08%
  MA 2.69%
  United Kingdom 2.50%
  Brazil 2.18%
  Israel 2.18%
  Saudi Arabia 1.87%
  France 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.68%
  DZ 1.60%
  Spain 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.55%
Dell 17.63%
Acer 16.57%
Toshiba 9.97%
ASUS 9.06%
Samsung 4.92%
Lenovo 3.02%
Intel 1.19%
American Megatrends 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.84%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.94%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.77%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.42%

comments5 comments

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Dark Wolfover a year ago
Been using this softwear for 1 year now.. the only problems i have hadde with it is that it some times wont work.. The funny thing is.. That I actuly never did install it.. Windows did..
user comment
RandalFlaggover a year ago
Been using this for a while, as everyone else has been saying just make sure to do the advanced install and uncheck the options for the third party junk. It works great for BitTorrent and sets your location to Sweden (get some neat ads). Not always the most available tool, but for free I cannot complain.
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Strydrover a year ago
Been using this VPN for a while now and have had no issues with it. As the other commenter said just ensure that when you install it use the Custom install option.
user comment
walkintheparkover a year ago
I've been using this privitize VPN since it have been offered on piratebay since years ago. it uses is mainly to avoid throttling of my bandwidth. im happy using it since i can also surf to banned websites and is very lightweight too. just make sure to go with custom installation and untick unrelevent options.
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sidewayswalkingover a year ago
I've had NO problems with this program. It makes ones ip appear to be in Sweden, so this gives the user access to streams reserved for European markets. I give it a thumbs up.