Important Note: If you got infected with TrustCop and paid money for it, you must contact your credit card company immediately and request your money back.
In this article I will show you with details how to remove TrustCop virus (either automatically or manually) from your computer. For a free scan of your computer to verify if you are infected with TrustCop virus, download the Antispyware tool below, install it and perform a full system scan.
TrustCop is another malware program that appeared recently on the Internet. It looks like a legitimate security antivirus scanner, but it is actually a rogue program with a sole purpose to steal money from innocent computer users. TrustCop infiltrates your computer with the help of a Trojan virus. The Trojan first gets into your PC (maybe from freeware programs that you installed or via browsing illegal websites) and then it downloads and installs TrustCop. The Trojan virus will then configure TrustCop to start automatically every time you boot your computer. Also, several random files will be created on your hard disk which will look like virus infected files. The purpose of these fake files is to have them “detected” by the TrustCop program which will ask you to purchase its full version in order to delete them. The picture below shows how TrustCop performs a fake scan of a computer system in order to convince the user that it is supposedly a legitimate security tool.
To get rid of TrustCop virus you can follow either the Automatic or the Manual method I will explain below. The Automatic method is recommended for a safe TrustCop removal. The manual method is recommended ONLY if you are expert in Windows Operating System, since it involves messing around with the Registry which can cause fatal problems if you don’t know what you are doing.
Remove TrustCop Automatically
Fortunately there are a few trusted Antispyware tools on the market which can effectively remove TrustCop virus and many other malware programs permanently. One such tool is the famous Spyware Doctor from PCTools software company. I would recommend to Download the Free Trial of Spyware Doctor Here, or visit the Spyware Doctor Website for more information.
If you have already downloaded Spyware Doctor from the beginning of this article (Free Scan Button) then you can skip this step.
After Downloading Spyware Doctor, run it and have it scan your PC for free. The free version of Spyware Doctor is for malware detection only. After detecting the TrustCop virus, you can purchase the full version to automatically clean up your PC from TrustCop or from any other viruses that reside on your system. If you don’t have already an Antispyware tool, then it is an excellent opportunity now to get a good one, like Spyware Doctor.
Remove TrustCop Manually
Before proceeding any further, I strongly suggest you to backup everything, and especially your registry. We take no responsibility for any damage you may cause to your computer.
Step1: Stop the following Processes
(Note: some processes might have a different name on your case)
Step2: Unregister the following DLL files
(Note: To unregister a DLL file, open a command prompt window and type:
C:\> regsvr32 /u filename.dll ). You may need to navigate to exact path where the DLL file is located.
Step3: Delete the following Registry Values (be careful)
Step4: Delete the following files
c:\Program Files\TrustCop Software\TrustCop\TrustCop.exe
c:\Program Files\TrustCop Software\TrustCop\uninstall.exe
c:\Program Files\TrustCop Software\TrustCop
c:\Program Files\TrustCop Software
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\TrustCop.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustCop
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustCop\1 TrustCop.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustCop\2 Homepage.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustCop\3 Uninstall.lnk
Then, reboot your machine and cross your fingers!!!