Privacy SafeGuard pretends to be a legitimate website that claims to completely protect computer’s privacy and retain its health, but in reality it is a website that deals with mass-distribution of rogue software. It keeps showing up its homepage and asks to purchase some program or download a thing. If your PC is hit with this browser hijacker then you may notice blue ads above the Google search results. Sometime they even appear above the genuine pink Google ads and shown after the delay of 2-3 seconds (See screenshot below). Those ads were shown only with the intension to gain monetary benefits and is no use for the user. The search results and ads may redirect you to malicious websites that worsen the condition and may infect the PC with more infections. So, you better try to uninstall or remove Privacy SafeGuard from PC which is nothing more than a malicious browser hijacker.
Privacy SafeGuard Hijacker Screenshots!
Attack Symptoms of Privacy SafeGuard Hijacker Browser Redirect!
- It resists all the procedures and methods of its removal.
- It displays several annoying popup and adverts while user surfs the web.
- It installs itself or gets in to the user’s PC without their consent.
- It may hijack, redirect and change user’s browser and internet settings.
- It paves path for the other spywares/adware to the PC.
- It steals valuable critical user data and sends it to any unreliable source.
- It degrades PC’s performance and makes it work really slow and sluggish.
- And so on.
How to Remove Privacy SafeGuard Hijacker from PC?
Generally, Privacy SafeGuard related add-on, extension or toolbar get install in the computer system automatically, so it is really hard to remove it from PC through manual methods. This browser hijacker drops numerous infectious files in different locations in the PC which is really very hard to detect and remove. Even the powerful anti-virus software’s find it hard to track this kind of browser hijacker’s. So, it is advised that to remove this browser hijacker from the PC completely, you better download the program provided below and scan your PC using it. It will automatically detect all the traces of this virus and will remove them from PC permanently. Not only that it will also help you to enhance your PC performance and make it to work fast with improved performance.
To view complete installation process, check out Installation Guide.
Manual removal methods of Privacy SafeGuard tends to be little less reliable & effective, but still those methods are explained below :
Step 1 – Start your Windows system and keep pressing ‘F8’ button on your keyboard until Windows Advanced Option menu shows up. Then select the ‘Safe Mode with Command Prompt’ option from the list and press ‘Enter’.
Step 2 – Click Start > Control Panel, under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
Step 3 – Look for the name Privacy SafeGuard select it and click Uninstall. If this action prompts for confirmation, click OK.
NOTE: To represent Privacy SafeGuard, we used the term ‘Unknown’. Be aware that Privacy SafeGuard may also use other names or terms.
Step 4 – Now remove Privacy SafeGuard from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.
Start Internet Explorer, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Manage Add-ons.
Now select the add-on you don’t want on your browser.
Now look at the bottom for the button ‘Disable’, click the button to disable the add-on. Moreover you can also remove the add-on completely from your PC.
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Add-ons or you can also use the shortcut ‘Ctrl+Shift+A’.
Step 2 – Navigate to section says ‘Extensions’ and then select and remove the add-on that you don’t want on your browser.
Step 1 – Start Google Chrome and click the customization button on top right corner of the browser.
Step 2 – Then navigate to Tools > Extensions
Step 3 – From the list of add-ons select the one you want to remove and click on dustbin icon.