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  Post #1 (permalink)   10-06-2009, 03:32 PM
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First, let me say once again how much I despise rogue programs, and Windows Police Pro is a nasty one. Itís of the same family as Windows Antivirus Pro, which I wrote about earlier.

The first warning that youíre infected is an obnoxious pop up that states your computer is infected, and recommends you purchase their program.

Windows Police Pro also acts as ransomware because it prevents you from accessing websites to download anti-spyware or anti-virus programs like AVG or StopZilla. Xíing out of the pop up is impossible, but all is not lost.

How to remove this nasty beast from your computer

First, open up your Task Manager (control, alt & delete), then end the Windows Police Pro process. Also end the svchast.exe process. Then go to RUN, and type regedit to edit your registry. Do edit find Windows Police Pro and delete those entries. Then you should be able to access the AVG or StopZilla websites, download and install their programs, do a scan and remove the infection.

I used StopZilla on my grandchildrenís laptop and you could actually hear Windows Police Pro groan when StopZilla killed it off. LOL.
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Thanks for the share, Steve!

I actually haven't heard of Windows Police Pro before your post, but after looking into it, I found a barrage of criticism and unhappy reviews from what appears like hundreds of users. The program, even though totally unaffiliated with Microsoft, mimics the software giant in their look and feel, which might fool anyone. Totally a scam tactic.
 
 
 


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I just wonder how many people purchase their program, only to figure out later they've been burnt. The first time I see anything suspicious, I do a search for it on Google and Bing. I had never heard of Windows Police Pro either, but I became familiar with it, very quickly. The original system scan by StopZilla took hours, but it did remedy the problem, so it was worth the effort.
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I just wonder how many people purchase their program, only to figure out later they've been burnt.
I have pondered this myself. I deal daily with users who see this, and automatically assume that the solution is to purchase the program. As much as I hate to admit it....it does keep me in business to a degree. However, I would rather be in business without the harm of others system being crashed by such programs.
 
 
 
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