What Is CrimeWatch?
CrimeWatch is an adware program or say potentially unwanted program that stealthily gets installed on users’ browsers by coming bundled with software that users have downloaded from the Internet. This adware is created with advanced technology that can install on a computer without computer users’ consent and knowledge. Generally, this adware claims to be a useful application that can enhance users’ browsing experience by offering them useful services. Yet what it really wants is gaining benefits from the users by displaying tons of annoying ads and luring them to order commodities of poor quality. Be similar to other adware, it is also an online advertising platform created by adware or other unknown program to boost traffic and generate pop-up ads in order to obtain illegal benefits. As a result, tons of ads, including sponsored links, coupons, deals, banner ads, pop-unders or interstitial ads, will frequently show up without your permission. Please note that the adware may work as a spyware and collect your personal information so as to know your browsing habits and send you more personalized ads. It records users’ IP locations, search terms, navigation history, site trails, or anything else, and transmits that data to its creators via a special server. Accordingly, it’s necessary for you to clear away CrimeWatch in time once it attacks your computer.
What Will CrimeWatch Do?
1.It can be automatically added onto your browsers without your notice.
2.It downloads and installs many unwanted programs to make your PC sluggish.
3.It can introduce a range of commercial ads, fake massage and random pop ups on your computer.
4. It prevents you doing search normally by redirecting you to unknown but malicious websites.
5. It tends to steal your important data and attempts to cause your financial loss.
How to Remove CrimeWatch from Your Machine?
If you want to eliminate those ads and any other threats on your computer, as well as change the settings back, you should to remove the adware from your machine totally. Usually, you can not only use a professional malware removal tool to erase it automatically but also just follow the tips below to deal with it manually.
Step 1: Remove the CrimeWatch related programs.
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find the adware related programs, and hit Remove.
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove the adware related programs.
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find the adware related programs, and click on Uninstall.
Step 2: Remove the adware related add-ons from the browsers.
Open IE and go to Tools or gear icon in IE9 and then to Manage Add-ons.
Select add-ons related to CrimeWatch or other which you find is unknown to you and remove it.
Open Mozilla Firefox & click on Tools from the top menu.
Now go to Add-ons and select the unknown extensions from the list related to the adware.
Remove them by selecting and clicking on Remove button.
Restart the browser.
Open Google Chrome, click 3-Horizontal Bar icon at the top left corner.
Now go to Tools and then Extensions.
Search for extension exact or similar to the adware and delete it by selecting and clicking Trash icon next to it.
Restart the browser.
Step 3: Remove all CrimeWatch related files and registry entries.
Go to the Local Hard Disk C to find out and delete any adware related files from your computer.
Click the “Start” button and choose the “Run” option. Type “regedit” in the “Open” field and click the “OK” button. Then the Registry Editor will open. Then, find out and delete the adware related registry entries.
Tips for Preventing Adware
CrimeWatch states that the coupons can help you save much time and money. Advanced or Custom installation option can disclose all check boxes and avoid additional programs bundled with the target software, so it is necessary to choose the Advanced or Custom installation. Moreover, do not open any unfamiliar email attachments before you have totally checked what is it consists of and all the resources inside are safe. Clicking on attachments from unknown people may lead to adware infection. Therefore, be more careful when you receive emails containing attachments or links from your contacts or strangers.