Fake Scanner Sites
Google Search Redirects
Alias: PrivitizeVPN, Privitize VPN, search.privitize.com, privitize.com, searchab.com
Description: PrivitizeVPN (also known as Privitize VPN) is an intrusive adware program that offers users a VPN service in exchange for displaying advertisements on their computer. Privitize VPN hooks itself into your Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Privitize VPN does not come with an uninstaller and it very hard to get rid of manually since it implants itself deep into user's system. The best way to remove PrivitizeVPN is to download and run SpyNoMore.
Adware - Adware is a software application which displays advertisements on your computer. Advertisements can be displayed through pop-up / pop-under windows, additional bars or toolbars, underlined links or buttons that appear on a computer screen. Adware applications include additional code that delivers the ads. Adware authors earn money when users click on those ads. Occasionally, adware includes code that tracks user's site visits and passes it to third parties without the user's permission or knowledge.
Search Hijacker - A Search Hijacker redirects your Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engine search results to unfamiliar websites. Search Hijacker infections are usually the result of a malware infection. Takes control of your browser's default search engine. The search results may not necessarily be the best fit as those usually come from paid advertisements, as issued to you by the Hijacker authors. Search hijackers prevent you from changing your browser's default search engine, and they tend to slow down PC performance.
Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.
SpyNoMore removes Privitize VPN: Yes
Threat risk: High Risk
Very dangerous malware. Can log user's keyboard activity and take snapshots of the user's screen. Uses stealth installation and removal is very difficult. Category includes spyware programs, adware programs and trojans.
You may see search.privitize.com as you homepage.
Unusual ads appear.
Search results redirected to searchab.com.
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