What is Error.policeguardstate.org?
Where does Error.policeguardstate.org come from?
There is more than one corrupted home page that displays such fake notifications. Apart from Error.policeguardstate.org, there is also PoliceGuardState.org, Error.servepolice.biz and others. It could be that you have been redirected to this page after clicking a corrupted pop-up. This shows that safe web-browsing is very important, because malicious infections and other bugs could be just a click away.
What does Error.policeguardstate.org do?
All these pages are embedded with a fake notification that first of all reads your IP address to determine your location. Then, based on your approximate location, Error.policeguardstate.org displays a message in your language, adorned with symbols of local law enforcement office. Usually, Error.policeguardstate.org pretends to be displaying a message from the FBI, but if you are situated outside of the United States, you may also “receive” a message from Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Police Central e-crime Unit, Australian Federal Police and so on.
Once you open Error.policeguardstate.org, it virtually locks your browser and you are not allowed to leave the page, open a new window or tab. Even if you try closing your browser, this is the message that pops up on your screen:
YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED UP FOR SAFETY REASONS.
ALL PC DATA WILL BE DETAINED.
ALL YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED.
Leave this page
Stay on this page
How to remove Error.policeguardstate.org?
First, you should never pay a single cent to the people behind this scam. After all, you have not committed anything wrong, and even if you do transfer the “fine” via Ukash, MoneyPak or PaySafeCard, the message will not be removed from your browser.
Therefore, you need to close your browser yourself, and if the fake alert does not allow you to close your browser even if you click the Leave this page button, then refer to the instructions below on how to end browser’s process via Windows Task Manager.
What is more, you need to make sure that you have no potentially unwanted programs installed that might be responsible for constant pop-ups or unexpected redirections. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner and then acquire a powerful antimalware tool if need be.
End browser process
- Right-click taskbar and select Task Manager.
- Open Processes tab and click Show processes from all users button.
- Right-click firefox.exe, chrome.exe or iexplore.exe process and select End Process Tree.
- Click End Process on confirmation pop-up.
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