How to get rid of the privitize VirusSometimes the privitize file may cloak a virus, for example Avast found Win32:PUP-gen [PUP], as well as McAfee found Artemis!82E7DEE6D7D8. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with privitize.dll
The privitize.dll process is also known as privitize.dll and is a part of toolbar on IE and Chrome or, as the case may be, Privitize Toolbar. This software is produced by Industriya. An obsolete or defective version of privitize.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- privitize.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- privitize.dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- privitize.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module privitize.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about privitize.dll privitize.dll
privitize.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Privitize.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 251,288 bytes (61% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 299,928 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 1ACB5ABE-4890-4747-952C-F13BDB93FB75. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This privitize.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. For this reason, 54% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find privitize.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about privitize?
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 toolbar on IE and Chrome or Privitize Toolbar
To remove privitize.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate toolbar on IE and Chrome or Privitize Toolbar in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if privitize.dll (privitize.dll) 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 privitize.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for privitize.dll 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 privitize.dll 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.