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How to remove CrimeWatch (ads, banners, deals)

Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:CrimeWatch

Command or file name:Crimewatch.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Crime Watch - is a deceptive browser extension, that can be integrated into many popular browsers, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Developers of Crime Watch promise that their application keep user informed by showing criminal news. But it displays them whenever user wants, furthermore, it shows other advertisements too, including coupons and deals. Remove Crime Watch for more pleasant browsing.

CrimeWatch intrusion method


CrimeWatch installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (CrimeWatch). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. CrimeWatch copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is Crimewatch.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name CrimeWatch and value Crimewatch.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name Crimewatch.dll or CrimeWatch. Also, it can create folder with name CrimeWatch under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about CrimeWatch, please ask below. You can use programs to remove CrimeWatch from your browsers below.

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  • Removes all files created by CrimeWatch.
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How to remove CrimeWatch manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with CrimeWatch, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by CrimeWatch.

To get rid of CrimeWatch, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • Crimewatch.dll

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\CrimeWatch
  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\CrimeWatch
  • %SYSTEMDRIVE%\CrimeWatch
  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\CrimeWatch

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall CrimeWatch related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for CrimeWatch entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If CrimeWatch won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find CrimeWatch under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with CrimeWatch or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to CrimeWatch
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find CrimeWatch related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove CrimeWatch related extensions from your browsers

CrimeWatch in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to CrimeWatch. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to CrimeWatch or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective CrimeWatch removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to CrimeWatch and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm CrimeWatch removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to CrimeWatch.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like CrimeWatch are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like CrimeWatch.

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