Analysis of Crime Watch Activities
Crime Watch shows a thousand of commercial advertisements on PC’s Internet browsers using names like “ads by Crime Watch”, “Powered by Crime Watch” etc. This potentially unwanted program is being distributed by INJECKTS MEDIA since April 2015. Survey report reveals that it has ability to compromised only few old versions of Microsoft Windows OS. They are Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP. This PUP’s new version was recently released on September 22 2016. Hackers have improved its impact level that it leaves your computers.
Moreover, Crime watch is associated with browser add ons that supposedly facilitates PC users latest crime scenes news ans stories directly on their browsers like Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc. Its behavior analysis reveals that it is programmed to display sponsored commercial advertisements in repeated mode that makes you feel very irritated and pissed off. The Crime Watch promotions and advertisements may include various coupons, products comparison, affiliate links, pop ups, banners, message boxes and hyperlinked texts. This PUP injects advertisements to the browser’s web pages directly without any permission or notification.
Main issues that have been noticed with Crime Watch are following:
First of all, It disables browser’s protection settings, alters homepage and newtab settings to open up more than a hundred pop up windows at a time in background. So that, you may face unexpected troubles like sudden system crash, freeze up and increased load on CPU and GPU as well.
It may install a number of malicious programs like MPC cleaner, Search Toolbars and other adware without your permission to take control over your browsers and spy on your browsing activities to collect credentials.
Uses you PC resources Internet, browsers to communicate with its distributors on the scheduled time to upload credentials and download updates. May create a bunches of Junk files on your system which may occupy a huge space.
Crime Watch – How does it fall on your PC?
Primarily, during freeware installation Crime Watch fall on your system without any permission/ notification. We have found that they a thousand of bundled software package that come bundled up with this PUP and gets installed along with them. Usually, it doesn’t original name to create its file in installed program list, hence it becomes very difficult to find out and remove it.
Besides, the PUP is also being served via drive by downloads on many most popular websites. If you visit even one of them, your PC might get injected with Crime Watch.
Moreover, it might get installed on your PC via USBs or other infected computers as well. Hence it is highly recommended to keep installed an Antivirus software on your PC and home-computers to avoid infection.
Therefore, if your PC has been infected, do not ignore this high level PC threat, remove Crime Watch from your PC as early as possible. Follow the PUP removal guide: