Crime Watch is an adware application, similar to Zombie Alert, made by Mathematical Applications. Where Zombie Alert was trying to catch zombie groupie’s attention, this one is supposed to offer the latest crime news around the world. What this application offers for certain, though, is ads. We believe that erring on the side of caution is always better when dealing with adware, leading us to recommend removing Crime Watch at once.
While it’s possible to get Crime Watch from its website, it’s more likely that you got it after installing some kind of freeware. Whenever you’re not paying attention to what’s being offered and asked of you while installing free programs, it’s likely that you will find some software you don’t know on your PC after the setup is complete. You should take care, because not all programs, that get included in these freeware bundles, are harmless. Your best option is to remove Crime Watch without any tardiness whatsoever. It makes sense to do it in an automated manner, using a professional antispyware tool, because the tool will continue protecting your computer long after.
When installed, Crime Watch gets access to your browsing activity by using cookies. It tracks the websites you visit, pays attention to your hobbies and habits. When it gathers enough information, Crime Watch starts showing you targeted commercial adverts. Clicking one of them leads to third-party websites and helps Mathematical Applications make money by pay-per-click. Crime Watch developers are not responsible for the safety of those websites, so they could be dangerous. Besides the possible danger, you don’t get a single dime made from the ads you clicked, so, essentially, you put yourself in danger working for Mathematical Applications, doing it for free. Delete Crime Watch and stop handing out charity.
To remove Crime Watch from your computer, you can do it automatically or manually. Automatic removal with a trustworthy anti-malware tool is by far the best option. Using this method, your computer would be scanned in its entirety. Every program or file that presents any danger at all would be detected and removed on your say so. While you can remove Crime Watch manually, it will do nothing to isolate any other threats on your machine. If you occasionally install free software, there could be several threats on your computer. If you’re sure that you want to choose this road, though, removal instructions are provided below.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista