Removing Malware "Social Privacy DNS"

This section provides a tutorial example on remove malware 'Social Privacy DNS' and related files on Windows systems.

What Is Social Privacy DNS? Social Privacy DNS is malware developed by, which may attach to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on and cause unwanted browser redirections and display pop-up advertisements.

HijackThis Report:

O2 - BHO: Social Privacy - {91FBEA5C-E3C7-42EA-8C2B-B168189AB5BE} 
   - C:\Program Files (x86)\Social Privacy\sp.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dnsshield] C:\Program Files (x86)
   \Social Privacy  DNS\dnswatch.exe

What I Did:

1. Reboot Windows system in safe mode and delete these folders:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Social Privacy  DNS\
C:\Program Files (x86)\Social Privacy\

2. Disable IE (Internet Explorer) extension:

Social Privacy - Publisher Not Available

3. Diable the startup program entry

social privacy - C:\Program Files (x86)\Social Privacy  DNS

4. No need to touch these uninstall program entries

Social Privacy - (no publisher name)
Social Privacy DNS - (no publisher name)

The picture below shows "Social Privacy" and "Social Privacy DNS" uninstall program entries:
Social Privacy DNS Malware

Last update: 2013.

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 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

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 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

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 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

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 Removing "SurfBuddy" - sbuddy.dll

 Removing "WebSpecials" - webspec.dll

 Removing "DSSAgent" - DSSAgent.exe

 Removing "Best Offer" - farmmext.exe

 Removing "dinst.exe" - dsr.dll

 Removing "deSrcAs.dll" - MyWay Search Assistant

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 WinFixer 2006 Faked Security Popup

 Removing "WinFixer" - Rogue Security Popups

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO


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