How to uninstall (remove) Get Private

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What is Get Private

Get Private, according to its developers description, is program that can provide anonymity and safety online by providing access to VPN. It is free, but ad-supported. Along with its functionality it installs extensions in browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. This extensions help main program to drive traffic though VPN and generate ads as well. This ads by Get Provide appear in form of pop-ups or banners. To remove Get Private read the following manual.

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How is Get Private installed on my PC?

Get Private can be downloaded via email attachments, banners clicking, bundling with other software, download websites where adware poses as music file or image. But most popular method is bundling. Bundling – is a method, when adware is added to a freeware or shareware package with or without user’s knowledge. To avoid this, you need to be careful at all steps in the program of installation, pay attention to different options, like Custom/Advanced setting. We recommend you to use Norton for full removal of Get Private.

How to remove Get Private?

You can uninstall Get Private, using special removal tools. They are Norton and Stronghold AntiMalware. Also, you can remove Get Private manually.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Get Private – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Get Private.

 

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Manual Get Private Removal Tutorial

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to Get Private;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Get Private;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

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

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Get Private and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 1-3 point by typing “chrome://settings/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Get Private;
  6. Click on bin icon to remove extension.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 1-2 by typing “about:addons” in address bar or pressing Shift+Ctrl+A.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+T or Click Tools on the top of the browser;
  3. Click Add-ons;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Get Private;
  6. Click Disable or Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt+T, or Click on Gear Icon in the right-top corner;
  3. Click Manage Add-ons;
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions;
  5. Find Get Private and Click Disable ;
  6. Click More information button;
  7. Click Remove

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Conclusion

Get Private – is a bogus VPN software, that creates advertisements and distracts you from web surfing. Remove it as soon as possible.

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

3 thoughts on “How to uninstall (remove) Get Private

  1. i cant find it anywhere on the computer or in the add-ons/extensions. what can i do to get rid of the ads please help.

    1. hi, you need to open “start” then “control panel” then “apperance and personalisation” then “folder options” , select the “view” tab, and click “show hidden files and folders and drives. the file will then be visible in this location. i just follwed the steps, get powered is gone! chrome on/off a few times

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