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FakeCopyright Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the FakeCopyright adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.FakeCopyright.

FakeCopyright trying to force users to pay a fee for illegal or copyrighted material that installed on the user computer. Once installed, this program will run automatically when starting Windows and shows a window like this:


Create new files:

  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerwallpaper.jpg
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerapmanager.exe
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerfiles
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManageriplog
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerispinfo
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagersettings.ini
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManageruninstall.exe
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesFrench.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesGerman.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesItalian.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesPortuguese.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesSlovak.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesSpanish.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagestemplate.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesCzech.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesDanish.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesDutch.lng
  • %UserProfile%Application DataAPManagerlanguagesEnglish.lng
  • %UserProfile%DesktopAP Manager.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallAPManager
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “apmanager.exe”

How to remove the infection of FakeCopyright (Adware.Win32.FakeCopyright)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.

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