Social Privacy Virus

What is Social Privacy Virus?

Social Privacy Virus is not an actual virus but a browser hijacker which is installed as a browser add-on. If you have Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, all of them can be easily afflicted by the so-called Social Privacy Virus. The browser hijacker is installed silently without providing the user with information about the changes.  Once installed, it ads its uninstall programs, including Social Privacy and Social Privacy DNS, to the Windows Control Panel. If you pay attention, you may also notice that the browser hijacker installs Search Protect, whose function is to prevent the changes on the browsers. In order to restore your former settings, you have to remove all the components of the vicious browser hijacker. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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How does Social Privacy Virus work?

The browser hijacker changes the home page and default search provider of the browsers to Conduit Search. More specifically, the home page is changed to, which also displays advertisements.  The search engine provides links to a lot of websites, whose content is not control by Conduit. It means that every click on the advertisement to which you are exposed by the browse hijacker is your own responsibility, and if you want to rid the browser of those ads, the take action to remove Social Privacy Virus from the PC.

You may have noticed that the advertisements are also inserted into such websites as,, and They are likely to have nothing in common with your search terms and the website which you are browsing. For example, you may find advertisements that promote online games, healthy food, computer applications and many other items and services. But it does not mean that you are not being monitored. The browser extension may use cookies and other tracking techniques to monitor your search terms, clicks, preferences, impressions and other non-personally identifiable information. The data may be used for designing new targeted advertisements and determining your browsing patters. But you can stop it.

How to remove Social Privacy Virus?

Social Privacy Virus can be removed from the computer in two ways. Below you will find a removal guide. It may help you uninstall the program and reset the settings of the browser but you still have to make sure that no unwanted files related to the infection are present within the system. Thus, a reliable scanner should be used. Since manual removal and system scanning take time, why do you not remove Social Privacy Virus using a spyware removal tool? Instead of wasting your time, implement a powerful spyware removal tool which is capable of remove Social Privacy Virus. Our team recommends that you implement SpyHunter because the application can remove Social Privacy Virus and protect you from different computer threats.

How to uninstall Social Privacy Virus

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
  2. Remove Search Protect, Social Privacy and Social Privacy DNS.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse to the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click when the pop-up window appears.
  3. Select Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel - > Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Uninstall the browser hijacker.

Remove Social Privacy Virus

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  4. In the Toolbars and Extensions section, disable Social Privacy.
  5. Click Search Providers, set a new default search engine and remove the unwanted search engine.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  3. Click the search engine icon new to the search box and select a new search engine.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Go to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove Social Privacy.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Under On startup, click on the third option and then click Set pages.
  6. Change the startup page.
  7. Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new search provider.
  8. If necessary, alter the settings of the home button under Appearance.
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