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KeepCop Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the KeepCop adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.KeepCop.

KeepCop is a rogue scanner program, it shows a fake security center window, shows misleading scan results and fake security alerts. The author KeepCop also made SecureKeeper, LinkSafeness, AntiAid, SystemFighter, SystemVeteran, BlockProtector, BlockKeeper, BlockScanner, BlockWatcher, SoftStronghold, ShieldSafeness, SoftVeteran, SoftSoldierSoftCop, TrustFighter, TrustSoldier, SafeFighter, SecureVeteran, SafeFighter, etc. To further convince victims, KeepCop will also create numerous junk files with random names on your computer that will be detected as malware when the program scans your computer, but will not allow you to remove them until you purchase it.

Create new files:

%ProgramFiles%KeepCop SoftwareKeepCopKeepCop.exe
%ProgramFiles%KeepCop SoftwareKeepCopuninstall.exe
%AllUsersProfile%DesktopKeepCop.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsKeepCop2 Homepage.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsKeepCop3 Uninstall.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsKeepCop1 KeepCop.lnk
%UserProfile%[email protected][1].txt
%UserProfile%Local SettingsTempnsk2.tmpnsProcess.dll

Create new registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareKeepCop
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallKeepCop
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareKeepCop
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “KeepCop”

Screenshots:

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How to remove the infection of Adware.Win32.KeepCop?

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



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