How to Remove “Privoxy.exe”


Originally developed by  The Privoxy Team, privoxy.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Windows Operating System. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Privoxy.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after privoxy.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with privoxy.exemalware?
       

  • If your system is affected by privoxy.exe malware, you will notice one of several of the following symptoms:
  • Privoxy.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser(s) is bombarded with annoying ad popups
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove privoxy.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove privoxy.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rch CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to make sure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 December 2011 at 8:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 880723177ab76a51
319de9169d3b46c9
fefc0125
3f933e268b11b754
9254251e91e407f8
TrojWare.MSI
L.Spy.Agent.
aka
No 9.6.4.4 9.6.4.4 Internal Submission N/A
2 The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org Executable f5edae97d88e60dc
cd8b2087e368f05a
2e7ae8a4
04eb7b7207173cb2
0f3cba8c94268617
Backdoor.Win
32.Nepoe.em1
No 3.0.3 3.0.3 Poland N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 November 2008 at 6:12 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org Executable e3cc7a55e7c4df6e
3419669394d265bb
abc0519e
4c4025117281f2b9
ad269805a0bc9a51
No 3.0.21 3.0.21 United States
2 The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org Executable 39362b858556191e
c146ff3ff89e0511
3c126090
4fbef264a870913c
33ca52da605141d4
No 3.0.19 3.0.19 Internal Submission
3 The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org Executable 08bbd134b075c7f1
0397e84444acbcc3
3beb8da2
cef4a8b646d1c150
2c4b38e0d5769777
No 3.0.26 3.0.26 10.0.17.142/32
4 The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org Executable 15accb969f5b9a36
877095cd184c01ed
45962171
21c9dee3601bfc65
2f5a47d5e0369cb4
No 3.0.19 3.0.19 United States
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