How to remove AdwareCops?
What is AdwareCops?
AdwareCops is a rogue anti-spyware program not unlike any other of the same kind. This program claims to be able to remove spyware, adware, spybots, viruses, trojans etc., when in reality it fails to do any of the above and instead scams money out of gullible users.
AdwareCops, just as many other rogue anti-spyware programs, usually makes its way to your system via Trojans or manual download and installation. When active, AdwareCops allows you to scan your system for threats and falsifies the results in order to intimidate you into buying the full version, which is supposedly needed to remove them. The full version is, of course, a fake.
Falling for this particular scam is rather difficult, because of the homepage. First of all, it looks like a Mel Gibson fan club and there is no useful content whatsoever, aside from a bunch of ludicrous claims put there for the purpose of expanding the spyware-drama further. A lot of the information is quite simply incomprehensible: "Search and Destroy Spybot, Spyware, Adware & other Intrusive Parasites with Spybot Download Anti Spyware Software AdwareCop Spyware Remover" – what the hell is this gibberish? Also, there is no contact information, which is a clear give-away that this is a scam.
Do NOT download or buy AdwareCops. If you have it – remove it and block adwarecops.com using your hosts file.
AdwareCops is Extremely dangerous
AdwareCops may spread via Trojans
AdwareCops may display fake security messages
AdwareCops may install additional spyware to your computer
AdwareCops may repair its files, spread or update by itself
AdwareCops violates your privacy and compromises your security
for AdwareCops detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like AdwareCops and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Manual AdwareCops removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove AdwareCops, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these AdwareCops processes:
Remove these AdwareCops Registry Entries:
Remove these AdwareCops files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other AdwareCops infected files and get help in AdwareCops removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing AdwareCops and similar threats.
AdwareCops is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only AdwareCops can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads AdwareCops trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, AdwareCops offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, AdwareCops does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as AdwareCops, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install AdwareCops, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as AdwareCops, is nearly impossible to remove manually.