What is Get Private

Get Private VPN by GetPrivate.net is virtual private network client. It can protect your internet connection, protect your identity. However, in some cases it installs adware extensions “Ads by Get Private 1.0” or “GetPrivate Shopper”. This extensions track your activity and display ads, pop-ups and banners. Ads can be signed differently – “Ads by Get Private” and “powered by Get Private”. In this article I explain how to get rid of Get Private ads and uninstall adware completely from computer.

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How Get Private infected your PC

Get Private is promoted through installers of free programs and on software download portals. When you download something from CNET, Softonic etc. these sites uses special “downloader” that may install additional unwanted software on your PC. During the process of installation you can be offered to install Get Private or similar adware. If you do not uncheck or decline such offer you may receive ads in browsers after. Antiviruses like Avast, Kaspersky or Norton will not remove Get Private. Use special removal tool called SpyHunter 5 that has Get Private in database.

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To remove Get Private completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Get Private and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Get Private manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Get Private removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Get Private installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Get Private from Control Panel

To start removing Get Private you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Get Private from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Get Private.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Get Private from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Get Private and click Uninstall.

Remove Get Private from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Get Private, click Uninstall.

Remove Get Private from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Get Private from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Get Private in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Get Private in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Get Private

In some cases Get Private won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Get Private. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Get Private folder and files. This happens, because process GetPrivate.exe or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Get Private in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Get Private

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove Get Private add-on from your browsers

Removing Get Private from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Get Private extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Get Private extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Get Private extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Get Private from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Get Private, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Get Private.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Get Private does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Get Private extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

Remove following files and folders

Get Private files:


Get Private folders:

C:\Program Files\GetPrivate
C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\GetPrivate

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