How to uninstall (remove) CrimeWatch

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What is CrimeWatch?

CrimeWatch is a program that is potentially undesirable. According to the developers, CrimeWatch was created in order to help the user to optimize the computer, delete unwanted files and speed up your PC. In fact, CrimeWatch entails a lot of errors, and the main task of the developers is to get you to buy the premium version. After installing the CrimeWatch starts to analyze your computer, and then it displays a message stating that your computer is infected and very much in need of treatment soon. To fix this, the user must buy the premium version. However, CrimeWatch – it is absolutely useless program. If you find it on your PC. You should delete it immediately.

CrimeWatch

How CrimeWatch gets on your PC?

Malicious software, such as CrimeWatch, comes to your computer bundled with a free program like archivers, players, converters and other freeware. Some ad sites and sites that distribute free programs can insert adware and malware in their download managers. Potentially unwanted programs come without consent of the user, so users often don’t know that their computer is infected. Always follow the installation process, read the user agreement and select “Advanced” installation type to avoid such problems. Take your time, do not press the “Next” button until then, until you aren’t convinced that the program is safe. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of CrimeWatch completely.

How to remove CrimeWatch from your computer?

To uninstall CrimeWatch remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have CrimeWatch in their database. You can try to use them for removing CrimeWatch.

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You can try both of these products to remove CrimeWatch

Or uninstall CrimeWatch manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find CrimeWatch.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find CrimeWatch and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find CrimeWatch, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove CrimeWatch from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find CrimeWatch.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose CrimeWatch.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable CrimeWatch.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


no information

Then remove following files:


Crimewatch.dll

And following folders


%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataCrimeWatch
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%CrimeWatch
%LOCAL_APPDATA%CrimeWatch
%SYSTEMDRIVE%CrimeWatch
%PROFILE%Local SettingsApplication DataCrimeWatch

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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