Crime Watch Adware Removal Tool & Removal Guide

Crime Watch Adware Removal

How to remove Crime Watch Ads

How to remove Ads by Crime Watch

What is Crime Watch:

Threat Classification: PUP/adware

Crime Watch is another adware, that also contains a rogue browser extension, that is capable of displaying pop-up ads and advertisements on almost every web page that you visit. It is considered as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and/or adware program which display pop-up boxes, advertisements and sponsored links when browsing on the internet. Crime Watch loads unwanted advertisements on a random webpage that you visit. The PUP will show ads into all well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might see different pop-ups, banners, search suggestions, sponsored link advertisements displayed on popular pages. You might also see a little button referring you to similar products which will be offered by the PUP. The search results can also be altered, displaying information loaded with spam and third-party advertising.

Crime Watch is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation of that software. The possible distribution of Crime Watch varies, but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..

The purpose of Crime Watch is to attract more users to their domains so that the creators of such or similar adware or malware could generate income from online traffic, and would collect information that might be used to compromise the user. Crime Watch may use cookies and other relevant information to steal your personal details. That is the reason why this malware infection should not be left unattended, and it needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your online security.

!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.

Removal Process:

There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:

1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for regular or novice users) using a Professional Malware Removal Software.

2. Manual Removal (recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).

Automatic Crime Watch Removal:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Crime Watch and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.

SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find Install Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or to purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help for any malware related queries by their technical support department.
Manual Crime Watch Removal:

!!! Please note: You can remove Crime Watch Adware/PUP manually. However, you should proceed at your own risk. Any of these interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

1. Remove Crime Watch Uninstall Entry:

First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to Crime Watch, Crime Watch, iReview, Obrona Blockads, Media Player 1.1, Video Player, YoutubeAdBlocker, Enterprise Policy, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, Youtube Downloader HD, DVDX Player 3.2, Fast Free Converter, SafeSaver, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Savings Bull, Feven Pro 1.1, Websteroids, Savings Bull, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, please mind that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.

*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.

2. Remove Crime Watch from your browser:

Internet Explorer: 

Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).

*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.

After IE completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.

Google Chrome:

Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.

For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\

For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\

Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:

For Windows XP:

1. Click on “Start” in the lower left portion of the screen.

2. Choose “Run”. 3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\   and hit Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10:

1. Click on the Windows logo in the lower left portion of the screen.

2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\   and hit Enter

Mozilla Firefox:

1. At the top of the Firefox window (upper-left corner), click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.

2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will reopen.

3. Delete any folders or files related to Crime Watch by checking the following locations:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

There are 2 comments left Go To Comment

  1. Mike Wilson /

    Crime watch does not appear on extension list, or in Programs & Features, nor in Program Files (x86), nor in Program Data. It does not appear anywhere except on every website I open. I’ve run Norton cleanup all over my machine, and it is still there. Naturally, I’m reluctant to download a product that I am not convinced isn’t just another adware vector, so do you have any other suggestions?

    1. Jason Smith / Post Author

      Hey Mike,
      can you please tell me which browser are you using?! One more thing – can you please check, if your browser has a start-up argument -> it is very likely the browser starts with an argument – which cause Crime Watch adware to be loaded on browser start-up! One of the best solutions is to use the the Spyware Helpdesk, which could create a support log, allowing the support expert to create a personal fix, especially for your computer!

      regards
      malwarekillers.com

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