AdwareCops - How to remove?
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.
Automatic AdwareCops removal tools
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 tools found on 2-viruses.com.
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 Spyhunter scanner.