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#1 7-11

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

I downloaded hxxp://thepiratebay.se/torrent/8003100/Internet_Download_Manager_(IDM)_v6.14_build_5_Incl_Crack_with_Ke which actually is a "Privitize VPN" installer. I was stupid and I installed the .exe. After that, my browser automatically opened hxxp://www.privitize.com/postinstall and by then I realized I was doing something wrong. Then, I searched for "Privitize VPN" on Google and it turned out that this program is bad, and it's said that uninstalling via Control Panel's "Add or Remove Programs" won't do.

What should I do? I've searched for the solutions but it seems that I have to tweak here and there in regedit.exe which I'm not good at..

Edited by Orange Blossom, 15 January 2013 - 10:37 AM.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

Here's a typical removal guide. You could try an app like RevoUninstaller which is more thorough than "Add and Remove Programs" and includes registry actions.

There are plenty of free download managers and you don't seem to have very good anti-virus software either (or you overrode what you do have).

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

There are four topics in the Am I Infected forum regarding this from this month alone. Privitize VPN is a browser hijacker.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Here's a typical removal guide. You could try an app like RevoUninstaller which is more thorough than "Add and Remove Programs" and includes registry actions.

There are plenty of free download managers and you don't seem to have very good anti-virus software either (or you overrode what you do have).


I have Avast actually and it's doing good. But, I stupidly deactivated it in order to install that VPN thing when it already blocked that suspicious installer earlier..

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Can anyone confirm that using RevoUninstaller would remove the program completely?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Your topic has been moved to the Am I Infected forum. Please be patient for help from MRT personnel as they are very busy helping others.

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