Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 14,264
Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 577
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: July 23, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PCPrivacyCleaner, PC Privacy Cleaner or PC PrivacyCleaner, is a rogue registry cleaner tool often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, such as Zlob or Vundo. PCPrivacyCleaner emulates a computer system scan and generates fake security reports and imaginary errors. Once a notification is clicked, the user will be redirected to the PCPrivacyCleaner website where PCPrivacyCleaner may be downloaded to clean the supposed threats. These scare tactics are only used by PCPrivacyCleaner to sell its product. PCPrivacyCleaner may generate system slowdowns and errors.


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Symantec WS.Reputation.1
Sunbelt Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Adware.Aprotect.A
McAfee Generic PUP.x!dd
eSafe Win32.GenericPUP.X
Comodo UnclassifiedMalware
AVG Generic4.ABHN
Avast Win32:FraudLoad-VQ
Kaspersky Heur.Trojan.Generic
Ikarus Generic.Win32.Malware.AntiSpywareExpert
eSafe Suspicious File
AntiVir SPR/Fake.C.603600.A
Sophos Troj/FakeAV-HH
Prevx1 Malicious Software

SpyHunter Detects & Remove PCPrivacyCleaner

PCPrivacyCleaner Video

Tip: Turn your sound ON and watch the video in Full Screen mode.

File System Details

PCPrivacyCleaner may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. PCPC_Setup_Free[1].exe 19fa67c0e87987feb19c502d06bb24ca 0
2. PCPC_Setup_Free[1].exe e57c0d989a845f82c9fb8cc2c36fe045 0
3. PCPC_Setup_Free[1].exe 445619a55451213ecbd08bfaf04d55b5 0
4. PCPC_Setup_Free[2].exe 01697b406f4c2da440f61375a13c1270 0
5. PCPC_Setup_Free.exe, PCPC_Setup_Free[1].exe 7e6ce698fea14084b406ed22378583e7 0
6. PCPC_Setup_Free.exe 094ea62f28c446673ba066f72f64fce4 0
7. PCPC_Setup_Free.exe 8a2b0065089222ba5779c92ce44871ff 0
8. pcpc.exe a0bcd613f34d6acb4c7493a27dd359d6 0
9. pcpc.exe 86a0b2e098a81152e34316b4f5bd2342 0
10. pcpc.exe b958c516bc086c51f8a5208b9f6a8222 0
11. pcpc.exe 48ba8bfecf840fc9a5f8ff2e225452a7 0
12. pcpc.exe 52316af5255a5ff50eadfd2caab77ee6 0
13. pcpc.exe 10c51863af229b40b0375fc39b37c7b8 0
14. PCPC_Setup_Free[1].exe, pcpc.exe 791283849378cb86f9926517a7cd53f5 0
15. privacyclean.exe e29f4c6c50f501e533f3cbb159a83aff 0

Registry Details

PCPrivacyCleaner may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
Privacy Protector.url
Spyware&Malware Protection.url


PCPrivacyCleaner may create the following directory or directories:



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