What is AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AmplusnetPrivacyTools
AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AmplusnetPrivacyTools or PCProxy Module belongs to software NotMyIP or IP Hider by unknown.

Description: AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,347,008 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 1,044,480 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe file is not a Windows core file. AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe, you can also uninstall the software NotMyIP or IP Hider using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving AmplusnetPrivacyTools issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AmplusnetPrivacyTools. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AmplusnetPrivacyTools.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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