The Alert.policeprotector.biz virus is a nasty ransomware that can hijack your web browser and redirect you to some fake webpage claiming to be an online department of police. It usually redirects browser or displays popup ads linked to http://Alert.policeprotector.biz.
Alert.policeprotector.biz is a bogus domain created by hackers, it hosts malware and displays fake messgae warning user that your computer has been locked by Police. Additionally it tells that you have performed some illegal activities form your computer such as illegal downloads, publishing banned content, watching child-porn blah blah. At the end, the Alert.policeprotector.biz virus gives you a solution to unlock your PC which is paying some hundered dollars or euros as a fine/penalty. We recommend you to uninstall the Alert.policeprotector.biz virus as soon as possible instead of paying any ransom.
Disadvantages and risks of having Alert.policeprotector.biz:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Alert.policeprotector.biz?:
To manually remove Alert.policeprotector.biz, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Alert.policeprotector.biz”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Alert.policeprotector.biz. Disable if found any.
Block Alert.policeprotector.biz pop-ups
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Alert.policeprotector.biz”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Alert.policeprotector.biz lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Alert.policeprotector.biz infected files:
Have you tried methods above but still malware not removed? Then try Restoring your computer to an earlier state.
Click Start menu > All Programs > System Tools > System Restore
Start menu > Backup and Recover > Recover System
Alert.policeprotector.biz virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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