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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


You might have installed 1PrivacyProtection thinking that it will protect your online privacy. However, it is not as useful as you might think. In fact, this program has been classified as a potentially unwanted, and therefore, that you might want to remove it. Nevertheless, its developers try to attract novice users with obscure statements, such as “Advanced Privacy protection,” “Personalized Anonymity Preferences,” and so on. In this article we will shed light on this application’s true purpose. You will learn that 1PrivacyProtection is nothing more than just a money making-scheme, and that it is set to benefit its developers — not you. So let us begin.

A lot of developers that create potentially unwanted programs like to stay in the shadows and do not digitally sign their programs. 1PrivacyProtection’s creators on the other hand come clean and give reference to the company that created it. 1PrivacyProtection was created by a company called OneKit Internet, S.L. This company is based in Spain and is known to release somewhat questionable software. So we think that we will be seeing more of its releases in the near future. OneKit Internet, S.L. is part of a tangled web of shady software developers that often promote each other’s products. We have received information that this application can be found bundled with software that is featured on free software hosting websites. Also, while researching 1PrivacyProtection we found that it has its very own dedicated distribution website at However, even on its dedicated website, this program comes bundled with other software. While testing this program we found that it may install and adware program called Middle Rush, a browser hijacker called or a search engine called Furthermore, its installer may redirect you to a website that promoted another potentially unwanted program called NewPlayer.

Now, let us have a look at what this program has to offer. According to its website, 1PrivacyProtection will clean your computer’s usage history. To be more specific, it will clean browsing history of Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. Also, its creators claim that it will protect you from phishing schemes and cover your tracks when needed. In addition, it will also clean the history of your internet messaging programs, such as Skype. Now let us debunk the made claims. While it may be true that it will clean the history of your browsers and internet messaging programs, it will definitely not protect you against information phishing. Furthermore, if you did not know that already, you can delete your internet messengers and browsers of their usage history manually, so you do not have to purchase this program. Note that this program will not clean anything until you buy it. In fact, this program’s main purpose seems to be making money by offering trivial functionality.

All things considered, 1PrivacyProtection is a useless piece of software that you can do better without having. By purchasing this application you will be throwing you money away. As mentioned above, this program comes bundled with malicious applications, such as adware and browser hijackers. It is important to understand that you can perform everything this program claims to perform manually or by using a free program of which are in abundance these days. So feel free to remove 1PrivacyProtection right now.

How to uninstall 1PrivacyProtection

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Go to Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find 1PrivacyProtection.
  4. Click Remove.

Windows Vista and 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the program and right-click on it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Navigate the mouse to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click it.
  2. Click Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program and click Uninstall.

Windows 10

  1. Tap Windows Key+X on your keyboard.
  2. Open Programs and Features.
  3. Find the undesirable application and right-click on it.
  4. Click Uninstall.
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