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Remove PC Privacy Dock from the PC. Restore Settings

PC Privacy Dock is considered a potentially unwanted program (PUP). However, it is promoted on legitimate websites like a system cleaner tool that rids the PC of files that are crowding the hard drive. PC Privacy Dock may offer a free trial period. To use all of its promoted services, the user needs to buy its full version. Buying it may not be safe since it may worsen the PC’s overall condition instead of improving it. The tool also offers a 24/7 toll-free support phone number – 1-855-243-6800. Calling it may not be safe.

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Once installed, PC Privacy Dock is reported to start automatically every time the system is rebooted. Security research indicates that its setup package installs about16 files. The package size is estimated at 10.67 MB. pc privacy

PC Privacy Dock General Description

The optimization tool is not classified as malicious, but it may affect the PC in several ways. Usually, applications of that type are ad-supported, meaning that once PC Privacy Dock is installed, the user may start witnessing unwanted advertisements. They may be served as pop-ups, banners, and in-text ads. Keep in mind that PC Privacy Dock may be bundled with more potentially unwanted programs and ad-supported software, and vice versa. Always opt for the custom installer to make sure unwanted or additional applications are unchecked.

According to research, the program also has an auto-update component – updater.exe. It is most likely created to check for software updates and apply them to the PC. Furthermore, PC Privacy Dock may add a new registry entry to make sure that it runs every time the PC is started.

PC Privacy Dock Removal Options

The program may be uninstalled manually by following the steps provided by its publishers or the ones below the article. However, PC Privacy Dock may change the default settings of the browsers the user is using. All of its components will need to be removed, and the settings restored.

Another option that may save time is automated removal. Install a trustworthy anti-malware program to scan the system and eliminate all threats.

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1. Remove/Uninstall PC Privacy Dock

1. Remove/Uninstall PC Privacy Dock in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall PC Privacy Dock.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove PC Privacy Dock from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select PC Privacy Dock and click “Remove

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    After PC Privacy Dock is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate PC Privacy Dock and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After PC Privacy Dock is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select PC Privacy Dock to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After PC Privacy Dock has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on PC Privacy Dock
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall PC Privacy Dock. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the PC Privacy Dock will be removed.

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