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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How to Rid Your Browser of Police-help.com Easily?

Police-help.com is Troublesome

1. It is a self-invited guest;
2. It takes control of your browser;
3. It displays fake alert;
4. It asks you to pay money for penalty.

Police-help.com Description

Police-help.com is a malicious domain which developed to extort money from inexperienced users and generate revenue for cyber criminals behind. Having much in common with gov.cyberwebpolice.com scam, this fake FBI alert Police-help.com gets on users’ computers stealthily and then performs evil blackmail actions on the affected machines. If you are unlucky to get infection with this browser blocker, you will be asked to pay for some nonexistent violations:viewing/storage/dissemivation of banned porngraphy, and violation of Copyright and related rights. You are also threatened that you need to pay fine penalty, or you are going to be put in prison.

Do not be taken in by this phishing site which created to rip inexperienced users off with bogus alert. To avoid other malware that may be brought in by Police-help.com and to avoid being cheated, you are supposed to take actions to remove this malware timely.

Rid Your Browser of Police-help.com

PLAN A: Remove cops-help.com automatically

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 Police-help.com.

Step2. 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 \COMEventHelper.dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Temp\RANDOM. ink
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\roaming\RANDOM.exe

Step5 Remove associated entries.
Hit Win+R keys and type regedit in Run box to open Register Editor

KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\NTCurrentVersion\Winlogon\ "Shell" = "[random].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\Elevation\police-help.com { 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: Remove cops-help.com automatically 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 Police-help.com. But if you are not familiar with manual operation, you are suggested to uninstall Police-help.com popup automatically with SpyHunter from here right now!