PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen)

PrivacyProtector is a fake security software that comes bundled with other malware or program that uses malicious scripts to install itself on your computer without consent. It freezes up desktop with the message “Your Privacy Is In Danger!” PrivacyProtector denies your access to programs and other files inside the infected PC. It is also capable of reducing security settings on the Internet browser.

If PrivacyProtector enters the computer, you will not notice the activity. It is using an advanced technique that able to hide its presence. Once the malware is installed, you will see a number of alerts and warning stating that computer is infected. You should not fall into this trap. Its goal is to mislead you and let you pay for the registered version of PrivacyProtector.

Remove PrivacyProtector with the help of valid anti-malware software. Additionally, another scan with antivirus or online test may help delete the malware from the infected computer.

Screenshot Image of PrivacyProtector Free

It will display a red biohazard desktop wallpaper (screen) with message “You Privacy Is In Danger! Download Privacy Protection Software Now.”

It will pop-up a warning about threat on your computer. Warning! Privacy Violations Found

Signs and Symptoms of PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen) Infection:

Browser is redirected to PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen) web sites
Rogue program is coupled with web site that promotes the full version of it. Also, the same web sites are used for online payment if user has fallen into the trap of this malware.

Exhibits fake pop-ups and security alert
In order to deceive computer users, PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen) will exhibit a bunch of fake security alerts and warning messages. It also intends to promote the malware as the sole remover for identified threats.

PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen) will detect errors and threats that do not exists
Every rogue programs are made to mislead computer users. Thus, expect that PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen) will show scan result that is full of errors and threats. This result is fictitious and you should not follow its recommendation.

Other Functions of PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen):

  • PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen) may come with another Trojan or virus
  • It can contact a remote server in order to download more malware
  • This threat will drop malicious files and make changes to the system registry
  • PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen) can steal credit card information when you pay for it online
  • The threat can redirect search result link to a malicious web page

How to Remove PrivacyProtector Free (Red BioHazard Desktop Screen)

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.

32 Comments

  1. Joshua Chisholm

    I have this red bioHazard thing on my desktop and where ever i click it brings me to this website for spyware crap. I can’t find it in my add / remove programs in the control panel. Plus every couple minutes there are pop ups trying to get me to download stuff. I don’t know how to get rid of it. Please help me??

  2. webmaster (Post author)

    Hi Joshua, you may proceed to SmitFraudFix tool to remove it. https://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/smitfraudfix

  3. Lucy

    Hi

    My next door neighbour had this red wallpaper on his pc today. I went to help him with it and found this site and managed to remove the threat. Thanks

    Lucy

  4. Hendrik

    I used the instructions, but after rebooting, the computer, it reinstalled after itself 3 min

    I found a trojan on the infected comper, after removing that trojan, and following the instaructions again, I got it fixed, but now I can not go to secure websites was it the smithfraudfix or something els?
    Did a whole lot of fixes but nothing works
    any ideas?

  5. Cody

    I used to work for a computer place and I ran into many different things on biohazard…. what I used to do which cleaned it right up was download two programs. One was the smitfraudfix.exe and a super anti spyware which can be found on the internet at superantispyware.com. i first went into safe mode (not safe mode with networking) and ran the smitfraudfix.exe after that also in the safe mode I ran the super anti spyware and it cleaned it up there…. I then rebooted into normal mode and ran again the super anti spyware along with a few other fixes i had on the computer and it cleaned it right out.

  6. webmaster (Post author)

    “but now I can not go to secure websites was it the smithfraudfix or something els?”

    Your hosts file was modified by a malware. See how to clean your hosts file here:
    https://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/threat-removal-procedure/clean-windows-hosts-file

  7. Rubella

    Hi, i had the same desktop, popups, etc, and tried the SmitFraudfix tool. it worked. But then it all started again when i next went on the computer!

    What’s to be done?

  8. webmaster (Post author)

    Rubella,
    Did you follow the SmitFraudFix instructions carefully. It is important that you have temporarily disable system restore if using WindowsXP. Also scanning in SafeMode is a must.

    Do it again and after SmitFraudFix follow it with a SuperAntiSpyware.
    https://www.precisesecurity.com/worms/worm_nuwararc

  9. Max

    I had this a few weeks ago. My anti-virus didn’t pick it up, and my anti-spyware couldn’t eliminate it. If you hover the mouse up to the top right corner, you can close out of the bio-hazard background, which is nice. I just did a system restore, and that got it. Also, I got to keep the bio-hazard image written in blood, which is kind of cool.

    Thanks!

  10. Stephen

    My sister has gotten this malware. I tried to remove it, but couldn’t access the internet on her machine while the malware was running. One thing I noticed, it seems to max your cpu usage for about 10 minute intervals with about 20 second pauses in between, thus making any attempts at scans excruciatingly slow. Finally figured out to boot into safe mode, eliminating the processor tie up. Anyway, I will try the solutions seen here. Thanks for the help.

  11. pete592

    The Smitfraudfix remedy will only work for the following startup. Everything comes back on subsequent startups.

    Everyone’s situation and results are different, of course, but Smitfraudfix simply does not work for me.

  12. gavin

    i dont have a problem with it. i cought it a few weeks ago. i do like the background though anyone still have it?

  13. mike

    I have the background. It is a web page where the images are hyperlinked. I take out the link, so it is just a normal back ground. You have to add it as a web object though.

    Let me know if you want it.

    [email protected]

  14. Mike (again)

    BTW.. a little advice on using spyware programs like Spybot.. It works much better if you crash explorer first.

    Get familiar with the task manager and end Explorer, this will make the task bar along with all of your desktop icons vanish, this is normal. Then run spybot to clean everything. Then restart Explorer by holding in the windows key (between Ctrl and Alt on the left side of your KB) and Press the R key, then type Explorer then hit OK.

    This does a much better cleanup because when you close windows explorer, many malware items crash as well, and can be detected and cleaned by SB.

    Happy Hunting!

    – Dellguru

  15. Emma

    Hi everyone,
    I got rid of the red biohazard screen with this fix, but now the computer keeps rebooting itself every five minutes!
    What do you think causes this and how can I fix it?

  16. anonymus

    This virus ate its way into my computer one day, it did all the expected stuff, I just defragmented and did a system restore and it just corrupted and I got all the extra files.

  17. Antonio Cuello

    I’m having the same problems. My wallpaper change to the red biohazard screen. Very creepy. Does any body know how any one could get this and how to remove this from my computer. Any help?

  18. john

    try combofix they will delete privacy danger

  19. Rob S

    I took an alternate method to rid the virus/malware. I booted in safemode created another admin and deleted th accounts that were corrupted. lost some files and websites but much better to have my laptop back. Darn thing was irritating to be told your not an admin when your the owner of the system. Several methods work well. If all else fails you can do a severe method and reinstall windows.

  20. Nate

    I got rid of the virus, but the desktop still changes back to the red background every now and then… any way to get rid of this? Thanks.

  21. Yue

    Hi, just wanted to drop by and thank to all who posted help on this page! Thanks to the advice you guys gave me I wasn’t bother by the fake malware stuff for more than 24 hours. :) Thanks~

  22. antua

    parece ser que el virus nopuedes ser elimnado por completo por que que dan razgos del el ala hora de hacer esto procedimientos lo mejor es formater el sistema

  23. jessica

    hi i am jessica and i got this virus and i tried to go to my task manager but it sayed disabled by administrator but niow i dont know what to do

    please help

    -jessica

  24. Dennis

    i got the smithfraudfix but my computer fails to boot into the safe mode.

  25. Dennis

    Please HELP!!!!
    got the smithfraudfix but my computer fails to boot into the safe mode.

  26. Jordan

    hey i got the same problem as dennis…i downloaded the program and tried to reboot into safe mode but everytime im in safe mode and windows is starting and it says to pick a user the pc restarts…i can keep trying to put it in safe mode but everytime i start it in safe mode it restarts before i can sign onto a user

  27. SEAN

    I have this privacy protector virus booted in safe mode ran smith fraudfix and various spywares /anti virus etc…but computer still GETS BSOD on regular windows xp startup…the only way I can get in is in safe mode? Thanks for any help as well as I have been working on this lap top for 9 hours so far and counting.

  28. Brian

    I have the biohazard logo, red background, and it erased or hid my programs… I now have no addministrative privledges. I have no clue how to fix this and I tried the https://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/smitfraudfix and The virus came back. Anyone have anything????????

  29. Rudolf

    you can also try the following options to get rid of the spyware: 1. you can run system restore and choose to restore to the earlyest time or the last date before this virus apeared, 2. back up your important things, and reinstall windows.

  30. A.D.

    Huh same problem i have…Then i found this site and this smitfraudfix tool. now everything work fine. THX for this!!!

  31. scott

    I caught this stupid virus today. I kept deleting the desktop icons it created, and had to restore my system to an earlier point. What a stressfull way to spend an afternoon. Is there any way I can be sure it’s gone? I downloaded the panda 2009 antivirus and it didn’t find anything, some of the coments in this forum are making me wonder if it’s still lurking around. Is there and drawbacks to using the smitfraufix tool?

  32. DainXC

    My PC was hit with this a few years back. BTW it was not from adult websites, it was from a infected download from freewareshare.

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