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What does the IEPrivacyKeeper.exe file do?

The IEPrivacyKeeper.exe process is also known as IE Privacy Keeper and is a part of IE Privacy Keeper. This software is produced by UnH Solutions (www.browsertools.net). An obsolete or defective version of IEPrivacyKeeper.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about IEPrivacyKeeper.exe IE Privacy Keeper

IEPrivacyKeeper.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file IEPrivacyKeeper.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,015,808 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 962,560 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). The IEPrivacyKeeper file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. IEPrivacyKeeper.exe is capable of record keystrokes, hides its presence from system tools as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 45% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves IEPrivacyKeeper.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about IEPrivacyKeeper?

Cookie Washer (further information...)
Patrice
Cookie/history/temp-folder washer (further information...)
Melker63
cannot remove icon from add delete folder, don't know if any of the program is still there?
used it for a long time, does do what i want i to do
Anders

Summary: 2 users judge IEPrivacyKeeper.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall IE Privacy Keeper

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To remove IE Privacy Keeper from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for IE Privacy Keeper in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if IEPrivacyKeeper.exe (IE Privacy Keeper) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of IE Privacy Keeper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IE Privacy Keeper or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or IEPrivacyKeeper.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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