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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rid Your Browser of stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com Malware

Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com Description

Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com website is a malicious domain which developed to extort money from inexperienced users and generate revenue for cyber criminals behind. Having similar harmful properties with such as FBI Moneypak virus and other ransomware, Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com gets on users’ computers stealthily and then performs evil blackmail actions on the affected machines. If you are unlucky to get infection with Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com malware, you will receive pop-ups about paying for the violations or going to jail when browsing the internet.

Let’s see how this internet scam annoys our user:

"This is a pop-up that came up when I was reading manga online. Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com or something like that. It said that I was watching child pornography (i have never done that). It also said that I was breaking a law in the US. I'm in Canada so I think that's a sign that this is a scam. It tells me that I have to pay money or go to jail. What do I do?"

Do not be taken in by this scam site. It aims to rip your money off by displaying fake alert. To avoid more threats that may be brought in by Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com program and to avoid being cheated, if you find that your browser is frozen by this internet scam, you are supposed to take actions to remove this malware timely.

Potential Harms of Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com

1. It messes up your files and lowers the availability of your system
2. It displays fake alert, asking you to pay fine penalty for violations.
3. It may pop up and freeze your browser
4. It may bring in other malicious applications.

Possibilities to Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com Infection

* Infected attachments, spam emails, sponsored links and etc
* Free resources such as programs, files, drivers, games online
* Internet pop ups or corrupt web sites.

So many ways are available for Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com malware to sneak into your machine without your consent that you cannot pay too much attention while enjoying the internet. You are highly recommended to choose the custom installation when adding a new application to you program list.

Erase Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com Scam From Your Browser

Plan A: Manual removal 

Step1. Disable evil Startup item
a) Start -> Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar
b) Open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items including those of Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com Scam.

Step2. Remove add-ons and reset your browser(take IE for example):
a) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’->Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
b) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
c) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’->select ‘General tab’ -> click website, e.g. Google.com ->Click OK.
Step3. Show hidden files.
a) Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
b) Under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;

Step4. Remove all associated files.

C:\WINDOWS\system32 \COMAdEvent.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32 \COMEventHelper.dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Temp\systemrhelperobject\stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com. ink
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\roaming\systemhelper\stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com.exe

Step5. Remove entries related to Stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com Scam.
Hit Win+R keys and type regedit in Run box to open Register Editor

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\COMEventHelper\ stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BrowserHelperObjects\{random characteristic }
HKLM\ Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy \ stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com \{ random characteristic }
HKLM\ Software\\Classes\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \ stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com \ bin\ { random characteristic }

If you are not familiar with entries stuff, you are kindly reminded to use a professional and certificated removal tool to finish the removal automatically.

Plan B: Automatic removal with SpyHunter

Step 1: Download removal tool SpyHunter


Step 2: Install SpyHunter after downloading

Step 3: Run SpyHunter and start a full scan

Step 4: Show the scan result and then delete all detected item

Good to Know: Manual removal is an efficient way to get rid of stop.policeguard.alertpatrol.com popup. But if you are not familiar with manual operation, you should uninstall the malware automatically with SpyHunter from here right now!