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* What is Crime Catcher

* Download WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool

* Remove Crime Catcher manually

* Uninstall Crime Catcher from Windows 10

* Uninstall Crime Catcher from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall Crime Catcher from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: MEDIUM

Threat's profile

Name of the threat:

Command or file name:

Threat type:

Affected OS:

Affected browsers:

Crime Catcher

HitQ.exe

Badware

Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


To remove Crime Catcher-infected file "inetadpt.dll" means to cut normal network system adaption. In Windows Vista the problem with Crime Catcher removal or Crime Catcher removal tool installing was tried to be spared by default reduced buyer privileges. Crime Catcher removal tool can remove Crime Catcher which is by now in your computer that is the most notorious method when performing Crime Catcher removal operation. In 2006 Microsoft Corporation released its Crime Catcher removal tool which is Windows Defender application which is in default package of Windows Vista OS and new Windows 7. Crime Catcher sources have not a notion about ethics that's why it's immediately required to install a seemly Crime Catcher removal tool. Let experts do the job concerning Crime Catcher removal - get our Crime Catcher removal tool.


Crime Catcher intrusion method

Crime Catcher installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Crime Catcher). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Crime Catcher copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is HitQ.exe . Sometimes it creates new startup key with name Crime Catcher and value HitQ.exe . You can also find it in your processes list with name HitQ.exe or Crime Catcher. Also, it can create folder with name Crime Catcher under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation Crime Catcher starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove Crime Catcher immediately.


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How to remove Crime Catcher manually

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

To get rid of Crime Catcher, you should:


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


  • ccsetup10.exe
  • ccsetup10.exe-03b5e9eb.pf
  • ins2.tmp-3585fd57.pf
  • crime catcher.lnk
  • crime catcher.exe
  • rstyle.css
  • style.css
  • motion.dll
  • ftp.exe

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:


  • %programfiles%\crime catcher\
  • %programfiles%\crime catcher\help\
  • %commonprogramfiles%\crime catcher\
  • %programfiles%\crime catcher\
  • %programfiles%\crime catcher\ftp\


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 Crime Catcher related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Crime Catcher 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 Crime Catcher 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 Crime Catcher 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 Crime Catcher 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 Crime Catcher

  • Click Uninstall button.


Windows XP


  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find Crime Catcher related entries.

  • Click Remove button.


Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Crime Catcher are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like Crime Catcher.

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