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Privacy protection AKA privacy.exe


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#1 MikeRuth

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:42 AM

Good morning all,

I'm a tech and have been seeing this privacy.exe file and related damage a lot in recent weeks.

I don't have any trouble cleaning up the systems, but what I'm looking for is advice and or a product that can stop these in the first place.

I have seen just about every program imaginable installed for protecting the PC and yet these buggers still get on to the systems.


Any ideas will be most welcome.

Mike R

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:39 PM

Hello MikeRuth

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus.

No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Just because one anti-virus detected threats that another missed, does not mean its more effective. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear and it takes time for them to be reported, samples collected, analyzed, and tested by anti-vendors. Security vendors use different scanning engines and different detection methods such as heuristic analysis or behavioral analysis which can account for discrepancies in scanning outcomes. Depending on how often the anti-virus database is updated can also account for differences in threat detections.

With that said, there are some suggestions and recommended security tools to supplement your antivirus provided in this topic.

If you are repairing computers for customers, there is not much you can do if they do not take the time to educate themselves in order to prevent malware infection. I would ask them to read How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected which explains the most common ways malware is contracted and spread.
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