The scary alert from site stop.policeguard-alertpatrol.com is a fake FBI warning which may appear in your browser today. You must be very careful when you see it, because this is a scam! Hackers have invented the way of hijacking many browsers with this fake FBI warning that claims this – Your browser has been locked. This is a virus infection which these days is very active not only in the US but in many other parts of the world. It is categorized by many legitimate antivirus programs as Trojan:HTML/Browlock infection.
The fake warning through site stop.policeguard-alertpatrol.com may block the windows of browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari as well. Not only Windows operating systems can therefore be attacked. Mac OS users may encounter the same scary FBI warning on their Safari of Firefox browsers as well. This is what the alert mentions in particular:
FBI. Attention! Your browser has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below. All activities of this computer have been recorded. All your files are encrypted. You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc).
Stop.policeguard-alertpatrol.com is therefore a malicious domain name, a site used by hackers to steal money from computer users. In all cases there will be a fake accusation contained in this fake FBI warning, saying that you’ve done many illegal things through your computer, and this is why your browser has been locked by FBI.
The malware will then tell you to specify GreenDot MoneyPak voucher details in a special section of a locked browser window. However, doing so is a serious mistake which should not be made by you. Regretfully, some users have paid money through this method, after being scared with this fake FBI alert.
There’s nothing to be scared about if you see this FBI’s fake notification via stop.policeguard-alertpatrol.com site. This message comes from hackers, not from God who knows the thoughts and the intentions of our heart, whether they’re righteous or sinful. So, whether you’ve done something bad online or not – hackers are not in the position to condemn you for such things. They simply want to get your money – that’s it.
To remove fake FBI alert coming from stop.policeguard-alertpatrol.com please follow the instructions below that will help you reset the settings of your Windows-based browsers automatically with the help of Plumbytes Anti-Malware.
Trojan:HTML/Browlock infection removal tool:
Detailed instructions to reset your browser settings for browsers in Windows operating systems:
- Via your browser download Plumbytes Anti-Malware via https://www.system-tips.net/download.php or directly via the download button above.
- Scan your system and delete all detected infected files and registry entries by clicking “Apply” at the end of scan.
- In Plumbytes Anti-Malware click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you want to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Click “Reset browser settings” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully. When you reset your browsers through restarting them you will see that stop.policeguard-alertpatrol.com warning (fake FBI alert) has been successfully removed.
Instructions to reset Safari browser in Mac OS:
- Open Safari browser.
- Click on the Safari menu and then choose “Reset Safari”:
- It is obligatory to mark all items and hit the “Reset” button afterwards: