Privatelee.com Removal Tips
Privatelee.com is categorized as a browser hijacker and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The moment it enters you computer, the hijacker alters your browsers’ settings, namely your home page and your default search engine, without your permission.
Since the application’s main purpose is to increase the traffic to predetermined websites, as long as the hijacker is inside your computer you will see numerous advertisements and experience constant redirection to unknown pages. This can easily end up with exposure to the malicious third parties. We recommend to to delete Privatelee.com in order to protect your PC.
What does Privatelee.com do?
The moment Privatelee.com enters your computer it starts showing you numerous advertisements. You will see pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text ads, and so on. These ads are displayed hoping that you will click them, because the hijacker’s profit grows for every click on the sponsored link. The ads are extremely irritating and intrusive, however you should also consider the fact that nobody checks the contents of these ads. It means that anyone can advertise anything they want in your PC and as a result you may enter an infected page. Exposure to the malicious third parties may leave you with a serious malware infection. To prevent such unfortunate results we recommend to get rid of Privatelee.com as soon as possible.
The other way for the application to ensure that you will enter a predetermined website is redirection. Since it changes your default search engine, the hijacker can alter your search results. You will see the results buried under numerous advertisements and among them you will be presented with some additional links that will have nothing in common with your search query. However, the important thing is that they will route you to sponsored websites. While this hijacker is inside your PC, not only the advertisements will attack you at every possible turn, but your search queries will be inconsistent and you will be unable to trust them. We strongly recommend to stay away from this search engine and to terminate Privatelee.com immediately.
Up until the moment you eliminate Privatelee.com, the intruder will also be collecting your information. The application needs the data to customize the ads and to increase the chances that you will click the displayed links even more. The unwanted software tracks your Internet activities, records your clicks, your IP address, the type of your operating system, checks your browsing history, and so on. With enough information it manages to tailor the ads to your specific needs, so do not be surprised when you notice that the majority of the ads correspond to your latest search queries. If you do not wish to tolerate such invasion of your privacy, remove Privatelee.com.
How does Privatelee.com infiltrate your computer?
Browser hijackers usually enter your computer together with free of charge software that you download from the unsafe pages. That happens when you do not monitor the installation closely enough. Always choose Advanced or Custom options and read the whole software license agreement carefully. The additional programs can be disclosed in any part of this document and only careful perusal will ensure that you do not miss the boxes that inform about the unwanted applications. We advise to deselect all unknown programs, because you will need to deal with them later anyway. If you missed the announcement and the hijacker entered your system, you should remove Privatelee.com.
How to remove Privatelee.com?
The best way to delete Privatelee.com is with a legitimate anti-spyware. You should scan your entire computer and let it deal with a problem. The security tool would also protect your PC in the future. If you wish to erase Privatelee.com manually, you will find detailed instructions under this article. Follow them and clean your computer.
1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
2. Choose Add or Remove programs and remove Privatelee.com.
1. Move to the bottom right corner and choose Settings.
2. Go to Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
3. Uninstall Privatelee.com.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
1. Open Start menu and choose Control Panel.
2. Select Uninstall a program and uninstall Privatelee.com.
Reset your browsers’ settings
1. Launch browser and press Alt+T.
2. Click Internet Options.
3. Choose the Advanced tab and click Reset.
4. Select Delete personal settings.
5. Tap Reset.
1. Open your browser and press Alt+H.
2. Choose Troubleshooting information.
3. Click Reset Firefox.
4. Select Reset Firefox again.
1. Launch Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
2. Choose Settings.
3. Click Show advanced settings.
4. Press Reset browser settings.
5. Click Reset button.