How to remove an privoxy error
The free file information forum can help you determine if privoxy.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Privoxy.exe file information
Description: The file privoxy.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 250,368 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 212,480 bytes, 302,080 bytes, 306,248 bytes or 355,328 bytes.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with privoxy.exe, you might want to uninstall Privoxy software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
Recommended: Identify privoxy.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Privoxy" can run at start up. Privoxy - web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as privoxy.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the privoxy.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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