How to uninstall (remove) Privacy Switch

What is Privacy Switch?

Privacy Switch – a browser extension that comes bundled with freeware’s downloaders without user consent. Privacy Switch is not a virus, but this program carries a greater potential threat to the security of your PC. After penetration, Privacy Switch displays advertisements, banners and coupons, which may contain information of popular online stores. Privacy Switch “helps” user to find the cheapest deals on the Internet. It is not true! Most of these offers are not true. The main task at Privacy Switch – is to make money and make you pay for nothing. Also Privacy Switch change your browser can change your homepage and send your personal information to third parties. Privacy Switch – this is a potentially unwanted program, and if you find it on your PC, then you need to remove it right away.

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How Privacy Switch gets on your PC?

Most of the penetrations of adware or malware occur without user consent. Often, programs as Privacy Switch, come bundled with free programs and applications. For example, when you download the player, converter, or anything else, then you run the risk of catching Potentially Unwanted Program. To avoid infecting your computer, you should remember a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Don’t rush to press the “Next” button until you have verified that the program is safe. Choose the Advanced installation type to see all the additional software that installer offers you. Read reviews about obscure and suspicious programs. In addition, there are many programs in the Internet, which can help you to protect your PC. If your computer is already being attacked by Privacy Switch, use our instructions which are specified below.

How to remove Privacy Switch from your computer?

To uninstall Privacy Switch remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Privacy Switch in their database. You can try to use them for removing Privacy Switch.

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

1. SpyHunter 5 – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Privacy Switch.

 

Download SpyHunter 5 Antimalware
 

You can try both of these products to remove Privacy Switch

Or uninstall Privacy Switch manually.

Step 1: Remove Privacy Switch from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Privacy Switch.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Privacy Switch and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Privacy Switch, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Privacy Switch and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Privacy Switch from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Privacy Switch from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Privacy Switch.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Privacy Switch.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Privacy Switch.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Privacy Switch:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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