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What does the oxy.exe file do?

The oxy.exe process is also known as Privoxy and is a part of Privoxy or, as the case may be, System Broker. This software is produced by The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org (www.privoxy.org) or, as the case may be, Escolade Solutions LTD. An obsolete or defective version of oxy.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 oxy.exe Privoxy

oxy.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file oxy.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. The file size is 373,248 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A oxy.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,183,616 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 478,720 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Oxy.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications, supervise programs as well as log keyboard entries.

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 oxy.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 oxy?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Privoxy or System Broker

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

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Privoxy or System Broker in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if oxy.exe (Privoxy) 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 Privoxy. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Privoxy 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 oxy.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool 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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