Remove Privacy Switch Adware (Removal Guide)

Want to remove Privacy Switch adware from your computer? This guide will help you understand what this product is, and how to remove it from your web browsers and computer.

What is Privacy Switch Adware?

Privacy Switch is a browser extension that claims to protect your online privacy. All this browser extension does is change your default homepage, search engine, and new tab page to something different.  In addition to changing your search settings, it is capable of displaying malicious advertisements in the form of pop-ups, banners, and text ads. These additional ads may cause your browser and computer to slow down.

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As you can see in the screenshot above, the ad claims that

“Google is Tracking Your Searches. Protect your online privacy with our FREE extensions. Protect your search. By clicking the button above and adding the Privacy Switch Chrome extension, I accept and agree to abide by the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.”

This type of advertisement is considered “scareware” because it uses tactics to scare people into installing their product on their computer. The search engine that Privacy Switch forces you to use is actually less secure than Google, Yahoo, or Bing. The fact that is is also owned by adware providers make it more unsafe, because they are likely to peddle malicious advertisements through this product which can lead to more computer issues.

How to Remove Privacy Switch?

We have a few guides written up for malware, adware, and malicious browser extension removal. To remove Privacy Switch, we recommend checking them out. The guides are found below and you should choose the correct one depending on whether you have a Window or Mac computer.

If you have any trouble removing this or any other malware from your computer and web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari), do not hesitate to leave a message below and we will do our best to assist you.

Windows Malware Removal Instructions

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