Copyright violation alert also known as IQ Manager or AP Manager is a new ambiguous program which pretends to be a legal scanner. Copyright violation alert claims that it is dedicated to the copyright protection. Copyright violation alert creates searches in the computer that finds out the torrents or other programs that are copy righted and then displays the security warnings that the user is involved in illegal activity. These kinds of security alerts make the people scare and they start trusting the malicious Copyright violation alert. These malicious programs also display the information that which material is found violating the copyright rules and the copyright violation details are send to law agencies. This message will turn many users in believing the malicious program, if they did not believe it before.

The Copyright violation alert asks the user to pay amount of $399.85 or they will be called in courts. The malicious program shows you detail of the copied files so you may think it a legal program. The Copyright violation alert redirects you to malicious domains which contain some examples of copy right violation rules. Fake warnings started to show up when the Copyright violation alert installs itself on your computer without your permission. Copyright violation messages are shown in different languages like English, Danish, French and German. Some of the security messages shown by Copyright violation alert are:

Warning!

This computer is being used for illegal activity associated with copyright violation. Records about this computer’s owner are about to be sent to court. If you saw this message by accident, please report any information about a possible owner of this comp.

Remove Copyright violation alert Processes

  1. Go to start button and from the menu select the option run.
  2. Write taskmgr in the space called ‘open’ and press enter.
  3. This command will open the windows task manger. Select the tab which is named ‘processes’ from the top of the windows task manager window.
  4. The Copyright violation alert processes are:

iqmanager.exe and apmanager.exe

  1. Find the processes; right click on the processes and press Delete from the menu.

Remove Copyright violation alert Registry key values

  1. Press the Windows key from your keyboard with the key ‘R’.
  2. Type ‘regedit’ in the tab and press enter.
  3. Go in the right most section of the registry editor and click on Edit then on Find.
  4. Enter the registry entries one by one and press Ok.
  5. Now right click on the found result, select the option Modify and press Delete.

The Copyright violation alert registries entries that you need to find are:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallIQManager

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “iqmanager.exe”

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon “Shell” = “%UserProfile%Application DataIQManageriqmanager.exe”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”iqmanager.exe” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\iqmanager.exe”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IQManager

Remove Copyright violation alert other files

  1. Go to Start > Search.
  2. Check the option ‘For files and folders’ and press Ok.
  3. Enter the file name and select the option Local hard drives to get quick results.
  4. Right click on the resulted file and select the option Delete.
  5. The Copyright violation alert files are:

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\iqmanager.exe

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\settings.ini

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\torrents

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\uninstall.exe

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\wallpaper.jpg

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\Czech.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\Danish.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\Dutch.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\English.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\French.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\German.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\Italian.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\Portuguese.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\Slovak.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\Spanish.lng

%UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\languages\template.lng

%UserProfile%\Desktop\I-Q Manager.lnk

 

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