The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Win32.PrivCnt.a" manually.
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Threat Details:

  • adware

Win32.PrivCnt.a is a NSIS installer package which misleads the user to get a software, audio or video file for free by utilizing loaded words like "keygen, serial, iso". It claims to be a free but ad-supported VPN client, which uses secure VPN tunelling. All internet queries are carried out via an intermediary server which is run by a third party that generates revenue for the site. Once a Win32.PrivCnt.a package is run it installs a client on the system and starts on every reboot via an autorun entry.
Supposed Functionality:
The company says: "Using this free VPN will secure your online communication. It creates a secure tunnel through which your internet traffic flows, hidden from anyone else. It's quick, easy and completely secure." Third party websites claim that PrivitizeVPN is a tool offering a direct service for "The Pirate Bay" like iPredator which is not correct.
Privacy Statement:
This VPN client has no EULA. Only a terms and conditions link on the first installer page. This links to '' which is verifiable unreachable since 2012-10-17 (The requested URL was not found on the server).
Links (be careful!):
: ttp://
: ttp://
Removal Instructions:


Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.