I-Q Manager or Copyright violation alert Ransomware Removal Guide

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The icpp-online.com or I-Q Manager Antipiracy foundation scanner is a new scam that pretends to be a scanner devised by a law firm that represents a variety of copyright associations. When this Trojan is installed it will pretend to be a scanner that scans your computer for copyrighted materials such as Torrents. It will then display warnings that state copyrighted material have been found and information about this material has been sent to law enforcement agencies and copyright holders. It then suggests that you either pay a settlement of $399.85 or pass your case to the courts where you will be tried by a judge. The scanner will also link to a fake web site called icpp-online.com as well as show proof of your copyright infringement. All of this is a scam, though, and you should not give them your credit card information for any reason.

Bleeping Computer’s

I-Q Manager or Copyright violation alert Ransomware Removal Guide

Administrative privileges to uninstall a program

#1. Click on the Start button and then select Control Panel.

#2. When in the Control Panel, double-click on one of the options below depending on your version of Windows

#1. For Windows XP double-click on the Add or Remove Programs icon.

#2. For Windows Vista and Windows 7, double-click on the Uninstall Program option.

#3. When the Add or Remove Programs or the Uninstall Program screen is displayed, please scroll through the list of programs and double-click on each of the entries listed in bold below to uninstall them.

I-Q Manager

When you double-click on each of the above entries to uninstall them, please follow the default prompts and allow it to remove all files and all configuration information related to this program. If any of the programs ask you to reboot your computer, do not allow it to reboot until you have uninstalled all of the programs listed above.

#4. When you are done, you can close the Control Panel screens.

Your computer should now be free of the I-Q Manager or Copyright violation alert program.

Also See

AP Manager or Copyright violation alert Ransomware Removal Guide

If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:

Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help

OR but Not Both

I’m infected – What do I do now?

Complete all the steps you can and post new topic—HERE


Associated I-Q Manager or Copyright violation alert Files:

%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

Associated I-Q Manager or Copyright violation alert Windows Registry Information:

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

Issues that “may” be in a HijackThis log:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [iqmanager.exe] %UserProfile%\Application Data\IQManager\iqmanager.exe silent

Have your HijackThis log analyzed*****HERE*****Copy your log and paste it in the box at the site and wait for the results. Scroll down the page and you will see a detailed description of each entry and suggestion actions to take,if any, with each, but before you do use SystemLookup below to double check the results. A mistake here can cause Operating System Failure!

Use*****SystemLookup*****as a reference resource for HijackThis

HijackThis Tutorial*****by BleepingComputer


If you run across a file that is not being detected or removed, you can upload the file to*****VIRUSTOTAL*****and they will analyze it and when the results are shown, it will give a list of whatsoftware’s are detecting the threat and which are removing it, kinda takes the guess work out of the equation.


Other Useful Infromation:

Statement From the Editor

Virus Identification Resources

Security Software, Online Scanners and Virus Removal Tools

Video on “How to Remove Malware for Free” by Mirzo’s



Posted April 14, 2010 by Wide Glide in Virus Removal

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