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Should I remove CrimeWatch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,177
United States Rank #11,340
Reach 0.0130%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.03 days
118.95 days >
Average installed length: 62.50 days


3.0.40 9.34%
3.0.39 2.33%
3.0.38 1.56%
3.0.37 0.78%
3.0.36 3.50%
3.0.34 1.56%
3.0.33 3.11%
3.0.26 38.13%
3.0.21 32.68%
3.0.19 7.00%

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What is CrimeWatch?

CrimeWatch (by Injekts Media, dba Mathematical Applications) is an ad-supported program that may deliver third-party advertisements in the form of coupons, price-comparisons, display media, affiliate links, banners, popups/popunders and other links through means including but not limited to the content of any web page accessed, plug-ins, add-ons, or the browser itself. Advertisements may be injected to overlay the page or inserted directly into the page content. This adware may alter the content of any web page accessed for the purpose of displaying ads.

During setup, the CrimeWatch software installer will bundle various additional offers including search toolbars, etc. - "For example, you may be given the option to install a search toolbar during installation. These offers make it more efficient to search the web by providing you with multiple places to search from (an additional search field, your home page or via opening a new browser tab). Included with these toolbars are typically widgets that provide new ways to access your favorite websites, social networking platforms and news sources. They also may offer general utility widgets like getting real-time weather data and streaming your radio station of choice."

About  (from Mathematical Applications)

Crime Watch is a free application that notifies you of the latest crime news. Crime Watch scours the web for additional news and other content to provide you with the latest information. In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. Of course, you will have the ability to accept or pass...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CrimeWatch.
CrimeWatchService.exe (f7c5c47d232acc37a7f50ae715cff523) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.PullUpdate.M
ALYac Adware.PullUpdate.M
avast! 2014.9-150817 MSIL:Adware-G [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Downloader
Avira ADWARE/Adware.Gen7
Bitdefender Adware.PullUpdate.M
Comodo Security 21278 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Yontoo.55
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.PullUpdate.M
ESET-NOD32 9.11261 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.G.gen
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Adware/PullUpdate
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.PullUpdate.M
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.PullUpdate
K7 AntiVirus 13.200.15145 Adware
K7GW 13.200.15135 Adware ( 004afdd71 )
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.06 PUP.Optional.CrimeWatch.A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.PullUpdate.M
nProtect Adware.PullUpdate.M
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1220
Zillya Adware.PullUpdate.Win32.290
       View all 21 all detections
CrimeWatch has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.crimethreatalert.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\crimewatch
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\CrimeWatch\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 770.4 KB

Program filesFiles installed by CrimeWatch

Program executable:CrimeWatch.exe
Name:Crime Watch
Additional files:
  • CrimeWatch.exe - Crime Watch (CrimeWatch)
  • CrimeWatch64.exe
  • (Malware detected) CrimeWatchService.exe - CrimeWatch Service
  • setup_a.exe - CrimeWatch Install
  • uninstall.exe - CrimeWatch Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CrimeWatchService.exe runs as a service named 'CrimeWatch' (CrimeWatch).

How do I remove CrimeWatch?

You can uninstall CrimeWatch from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CrimeWatch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CrimeWatch.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 10 54%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 54.86%
Windows 7 40.08%
Windows Vista 3.11%
Windows XP 1.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 36.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.90%
Windows 7 Professional 7.78%
Windows 8.1 Connected 6.61%
Windows 8 6.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.66%
  United Kingdom 7.45%
  Australia 3.72%
  Canada 3.19%
  Italy 2.39%
  Germany 2.13%
  India 0.80%
  Spain 0.80%
  Sweden 0.53%
  France 0.27%
  Colombia 0.27%
  DK 0.27%
  RE 0.27%
  GD 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.91%
Dell 23.22%
Acer 14.22%
Toshiba 12.32%
ASUS 6.16%
Lenovo 3.79%
American Megatrends 0.47%
Intel 0.47%
Medion 0.47%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.30%
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.30%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 660 1.99%
ASUSTeK X55U 1.32%


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