Author Topic: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware  (Read 15965 times)

Offline w33d3r

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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2014, 08:43:10 AM »
~snip~ monitor which advertising company they partner with - Trusted Ads may be fine today but if they changed tack then owning priv dog means that you could quickly partner with someone else which would keep Trusted Ads on their toes.

https://forums.comodo.com/news-announcements-feedback-privdog/an-overview-to-privdog-view2-t96009.0.html;msg691698#msg691698

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He started AdTrustMedia to support PrivDog needs.

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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2014, 09:06:50 AM »
Those people saying they don't get any ads - first I don't really believe you but second you must be using a strong ad blocker tool by doing this you are in the long term jeopardising "free internet content"- services like facebook, youtube even google search depend on serving advertisements for their main source of income.  I think what priv dog attempts to do is provide safer advertising rather than trying to block it altogether (which is in nobody's interest really)
I get blind by blinking things and flash advertising costs me actually energy. And how many things have to be burnt to generate the energy to display unwanted things all around the internet.....

"One day i forgot to enable my script blocker. And an advertising informed me that i won a car..... A CAR ZOMG!!!!
If i had enabled my advertising blocking, i had saved them from giving me A CAR!!!!"
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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2014, 09:58:55 AM »
PrivDog does let through some ads that AdBlock does not. Even when I enable PrivDog to block all ads. Hopefully this will be fixed in the future.

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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2014, 10:15:24 AM »
The majority of ads I saw when I only had PrivDog enabled and set to block all was ads hosted on the actual site you are visiting, for example DN.se (Swedish newspaper) would show ads that are hosted on DN.se but are actually ads for third parties, however as I understand it this is intended behavior of PrivDog.

However now I have both PrivDog and AdBlock Plus enabled at the same time so I no longer see such ads.
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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2014, 07:46:17 AM »
I don't think I will say something new, but in first place there is main antinomy: privdog is not antiadware, it's only replacing some adware with "trusted" (read payed) another adware. I understand that everybody needs money, but this way seems to me very controversary :)) It's like calling thieves alternative owners.
I think it's crossing some unwritten rules like "pirates don't hijack another pirates". It is ethical pickle exactly like the one  with german cannibal :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCISDpKuaIE

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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2014, 07:51:42 AM »
I don't think I will say something new, but in first place there is main antinomy: privdog is not antiadware, it's only replacing some adware with "trusted" (read payed) another adware. I understand that everybody needs money, but this way seems to me very controversary :)) It's like calling thieves alternative owners.
I think it's crossing some unwritten rules like "pirates don't hijack another pirates". It is ethical pickle exactly like the one  with german cannibal :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCISDpKuaIE
PrivDog is not a simple adblocker (Even though it can be set to block ads) and was never designed to be one, it is designed to enhance privacy which is exactly what it does.
Would have been much easier to build an adblocker without caring for Publishers

Kind regards.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2014, 08:01:22 AM by captainsticks »

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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2014, 12:09:47 PM »
Don't understand german....PrivDog forum http://forums.comodo.com/privdog-pd-b303.0/

I have not installed PrivDog and do not want to, but after the last update a few weeks ago, I now get several popups a day asking for my machine's permission to install PrivDog.  I always click NO, but the popups continue.  I'm concerned I may make a mistake one day and unintentionally install PrivDog.  I have a 64bit  Windows 7 machine.  How do I stop the install popups?  NOTE:  I did notice that PrivDog apparently installed somehow on my Firefox browser (I use Chrome for the most part and have not found it on Chrome) and removed the Privdog extension from Firefox Add-ons.  What can I do aside from uninstalling Comodo?  Thank you.

Forgot to mention....This is the Free Firewall product v 7.0.317799.4142
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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2014, 12:14:24 PM »
I have not installed PrivDog and do not want to, but after the last update a few weeks ago, I now get several popups a day asking for my machine's permission to install PrivDog.  I always click NO, but the popups continue.  I'm concerned I may make a mistake one day and unintentionally install PrivDog.  I have a 64bit  Windows 7 machine.  How do I stop the install popups?  NOTE:  I did notice that PrivDog apparently installed somehow on my Firefox browser (I use Chrome for the most part and have not found it on Chrome) and removed the Privdog extension from Firefox Add-ons.  What can I do aside from uninstalling Comodo?  Thank you.

You can try looking for Privdog in the Programs and Features part of the Control Panel, you should be able to uninstall it from there, assuming that it was installed in the first place which it seems like due to the extension being in FireFox.
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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2014, 03:39:02 PM »
You can try looking for Privdog in the Programs and Features part of the Control Panel, you should be able to uninstall it from there, assuming that it was installed in the first place which it seems like due to the extension being in FireFox.

Thank you, Sanya IV....Privdog is listed in Programs and Features, which is surprising given the permission to install popups I keep getting.  When I attempt the uninstall, it asks me to choose the plug-in I wish to uninstall..Chrome, Firefox or IE.  These aren't plugins.  What does this mean?  I don't want to select a browser for fear it will be affected if not uninstalled.  I'm beginning to think this means which browser has the Privdog plugin.  As I said, I found Privdog listed as a Firefox extension which you can remove with a simple click on Remove. Firefox keeps it simple. It's not listed as a Chrome plugin or extenstion.  It is, however, in IE under Tools>Manage Add-ons.  The only option is to Enable/Disable.  The Remove button is greyed out. IE is not as simple nor easy as Firefox.  Apparently I am getting the permission to "Make changes to my computer" popup, which I now think means to Enable Privdog and not to install it. It was already stealth installed with the latest Comodo Firewall update.  If I run the Privdog uninstaller from Programs and Features and check Internet Explorer, will it remove Privdog (and AdTrust Media) for IE and otherwise leave IE unchanged?

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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2014, 03:57:15 PM »
Thank you, Sanya IV....Privdog is listed in Programs and Features, which is surprising given the permission to install popups I keep getting.  When I attempt the uninstall, it asks me to choose the plug-in I wish to uninstall..Chrome, Firefox or IE.  These aren't plugins.  What does this mean?  I don't want to select a browser for fear it will be affected if not uninstalled.  I'm beginning to think this means which browser has the Privdog plugin.  As I said, I found Privdog listed as a Firefox extension which you can remove with a simple click on Remove. Firefox keeps it simple. It's not listed as a Chrome plugin or extenstion.  It is, however, in IE under Tools>Manage Add-ons.  The only option is to Enable/Disable.  The Remove button is greyed out. IE is not as simple nor easy as Firefox.  Apparently I am getting the permission to "Make changes to my computer" popup, which I now think means to Enable Privdog and not to install it. It was already stealth installed with the latest Comodo Firewall update.  If I run the Privdog uninstaller from Programs and Features and check Internet Explorer, will it remove Privdog (and AdTrust Media) for IE and otherwise leave IE unchanged?

I'm not entirely sure what you are asking now.. During uninstallation it will ask you for which browsers you want to uninstall PrivDog, checking for example IE will uninstall PrivDog for IE but will otherwise leave IE unchanged (Is this what you are wondering?)

If you want to completely remove PrivDog then I'd suggest you uninstall it for all browsers (select all browsers during uninstall) and then reboot, after that go to C:\Program Files\ and look for a folder called "AdTrustMedia" or similar and if there is such a folder then delete it, do the same for C:\Program Files (x86)\ if on a 64 bit Windows.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2014, 04:19:58 PM »
I'm not entirely sure what you are asking now.. During uninstallation it will ask you for which browsers you want to uninstall PrivDog, checking for example IE will uninstall PrivDog for IE but will otherwise leave IE unchanged (Is this what you are wondering?)

If you want to completely remove PrivDog then I'd suggest you uninstall it for all browsers (select all browsers during uninstall) and then reboot, after that go to C:\Program Files\ and look for a folder called "AdTrustMedia" or similar and if there is such a folder then delete it, do the same for C:\Program Files (x86)\ if on a 64 bit Windows.

Hope that helps.
Thank you again, Sanya IV...Someone with 2558 posts has to know what they are doing and your short explanation was clearer to me than the way the uninstall wizard was worded.  I checked all three browsers and it worked fine.  Deleted the AdTrust Media folder and rebooted.  You're a big help.

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Re: Remove PrivDog: To uninstall the adware
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2014, 05:25:36 PM »
The word plugin is an unfortunate phrase in the uninstaller.

 

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