Windows Police Pro

September 21, 2009
aka: WindowsPolicePro, Police Pro

WindowsPolicePRO is a malware and a fraud in a single piece of software. It infects computer with help of trojans or upon visiting malicious websites. When installed, Windows PolicePRO requires purchasing the full version. It uses misleading tactics to make an image of useful and reputable program. Windows Police PRO imitates computer scan and fabricates system infection alerts. All the messages invite buying the application for fixing a PC. None of the alerts should be trusted because WindowsPolice PRO is neither able to detect nor remove computer infections. Besides loading annoying pop-ups and slowing a system, Windows Police PRO may also install browser hijackers. It may also prevent people from installing legitimate security tools and prevent them from visiting websites related to cyber safety.

Symptoms

The Windows Police Pro will cause a stream of pop ups in the computer that result in slower computer performance. Besides loading annoying pop-ups and slowing a system, Windows Police PRO may also install browser hijackers. It may also prevent people from installing legitimate security tools and prevent them from visiting websites related to cyber safety.




Removal

There is a removal tool available from a third party site to help clean up this malware:

  • Removal tool
  • Manual Instructions

    Log into Windows Safe Mode. To get to safe mode reboot your computer and start pressing the F8 key repeatedly until the Safe Mode options screen appears. You want Safe Mode which is the first option, not Safe Mode with Networking.

    1. Stop the Windows Police Pro Virus Process

      Press Start + R, type "taskmgr" and press enter. Then find Windows Police Pro.exe, select it and press "End Process".

    2. Remove Windows Police Pro Virus Registry entries

      Press Start + R, type “regedit” and press enter. Find the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windows Police Pro HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Windows Police Pro" key and delete it. Be careful not to delete other keys.

    3. Remove Windows Police Pro Virus Files

      Find and delete the following files:

      C:\Program Files\Windows Police Pro\
      C:\Program Files\Windows Police Pro\Windows Police Pro.exe
      C:\Program Files\Windows Police Pro\tmp\dbsinit.exe