This article is only for users who have purchased Privacy Guardian as a standalone product, and not as part of System Mechanic Ultimate Defense.

After you have completed purchase of the full version of Privacy Guardian in the online shopping cart, you must close Privacy Guardian and restart it. Your license should now have been upgraded to the full version.

To close out of Privacy Guardian, since the software runs in the background whenever you are using your computer, merely closing the Privacy Guardian dashboard isn’t sufficient—you must close the app from within the Windows system tray and restart it to activate the full version:

  • On the bottom right of your computer screen, click on the up arrow to reveal your currently open apps.
  • Locate the Privacy Guardian red eyeball icon and right-click.
  • Select Quit Privacy Guardian.
  • Re-launch Privacy Guardian to start enjoying the benefits of full online privacy protection.

Note that it may take up to one hour after purchase for your new license to activate the full version of Privacy Guardian. If after following the above steps you are still having trouble activating the full version, please contact Customer Support for help. Once you message the Support portal iolo Support agents will be in contact with you via email and phone.