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Remove Windows Web Watchdog Fake Anti-Spyware, Latest Virus

Published on March 30, 2014

Newly-released fake anti-spyware “Windows Web Watchdog” epidemic in worldwide web in recent days, which work focuses on attacking computers and tricking innocent Internet users into being trapped. VilmaTech – The Global PC Support Center has detected this Windows Web Watchdog rogueware and concluded a set of strategies to remove it from infectious system completely. Read on, please.

What Is Windows Web Watchdog

Windows Web Watchdog is categorized as hazardous malware referred to the publicly known rogue security software (rogueware), a sort of security threat expert in disguising as some genuine anti-virus program with similar name and graphics to fraud money. From those innocent victimized users. The perilous Windows Web Watchdog fake anti-spyware’s true nature is a virus, which always attempts to trick money by performing some commonplace trick. Fore example, the Windows Web Watchdog fake virus runs a automatic scanner once installed on target system. After that it says targeted computer has a lot of problems such as worms, Trojan virus, ransomware and more, as doing so can the Windows Web Watchdog fake anti-spyware scare those innocent targeted computer users and successively persuade them into purchasing a non-existent full version of the Windows Web Watchdog fake program. Speaking at Windows Web Watchdog fake anti-spyware’s main goal is to fraud money. All fake alerts reflected on the Windows Web Watchdog fake anti-spyware page are non-existent. Refer to the scanning screenshot of the Windows Web Watchdog as below.

Windows Web Watchdog Symptoms

Windows Web Watchdog fake anti-spyware attempts to be a real security program, actually exploited by hijackers to steal money from those innocent online computer users. The Windows Web Watchdog perilous rogueware may say quite malicious since it not only corruptive the infectious computer but also always attempt to steal confidential data. Once infiltrated on the targeted computer, the Windows Web Watchdog rogue security program can disable all programs on the infectious computer and constantly make troubles to interfere with users’ online experience. The commonplace symptom is slow down, freeze up, or time out happens on the infectious computer. Antivirus program and Windows Firewall can be disabled. Besides that, the Windows Web Watchdog rogueware constantly exploit system vulnerabilities to open backdoor that allowing hijackers accessing to the infectious machine for confidential information-stealing. Under such situation can the Windows Web Watchdog virus acquire any desired thing without any distraction. Simultaneously, the Windows Web Watchdog makes the infectious computer totally vulnerable for more malware enticing in. Refer to the (Windows AntiBreach Patrol)  virus similar to the Windows Web Watchdog fake anti-spyware.

How Windows Web Watchdog infected System

Windows Web Watchdog fake anti-spyware can infect targeted computer through several methods. The Windows Web Watchdog fake anti-spyware gets the targeted computer infected with its infection through drive-by downloads, which is the most commonplace way exploited by hijackers or scammers to attack one computer. The drive-by download includes freeware, shareware, web plugins, toolbars and more. Usually, the hijackers hide the Windows Web Watchdog virus code within those third-party download. By packaging the Windows Web Watchdog virus within them, the hijackers can spread such virus with ease. Only when online users download those potentially unwanted program can the Windows Web Watchdog fake spy-ware self infiltrate on the targeted machine without any need of permission. Additionally, the spam emails also is the big resource where the Windows Web Watchdog virus is coming from. Computer users often receive some emails, which uses the disguise of some legitimate companies to trick targets into following links reflected on the body on message. Once clicked, the Windows Web Watchdog bundled within them can fast slip into their computers easily.


Note: It highly recommends you remove the Windows Web Watchdog fake program from the infectious system completely in case of further damage. If you need professional help, you can Live Chat with VilmaTech 24/7 Online Experts now.

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How to Remove Windows Web Watchdog from Infectious System

To remove the Windows Web Watchdog rogue security program from the infectious computer, you have to remove all its leftovers such as malicious virus files and registry entries. The first step you have to accomplish is to boot the infectious computer into safe mode with networking to enable all disabled programs there.

Step 1: Boot into Safe Mode with Networking

For Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • Unplug all external devices such as cd-r, dvd-r, and USB devices.
  • After that, shut down the infectious machine.
  • Reboot the infectious machine but before Windows launches on, press F8 key.
  • Windows Advanced Options may pop-up.
  • From this interface, highlight Safe Mode with Networking with arrow keys.
  • Press Enter key. Windows is loading files.
  • Reach the Desktop.

For Windows 8

  • if you are on Windows 8, go to desktop first.
  • At the desktop, press Ctrl+ Alt+ Del combination key.
  • From Switch User page, type “Shift” key and choose “Shut down” button.
  • Select Restart option. Choose Troubleshoot option from next pop-up page.
  • Choose ‘Advanced Options’ and choose Startup setting.
  • Press F5/5 key to boot into Safe Mode with Networking.
  • Windows is loading files and reach the desktop.

Step 2: Open Control Panel

  • Click the Start button and choose Control Panel there.
  • If on Windows 8, move the mouse cursor to the location of applications.
  • And then right click anywhere around the applications.
  • Get All Apps icon and click on it.
  • Locate at the Applications Menu.
  • Search Control Panel and open it there.


Step 3: Open Uninstall a Program or Add/Remove Programs

1. Locate at the Control Panel Page. And you then confirm the View type as big icons or small icons. Double click Add/Remove option or Uninstall a Program. For Windows XP users, refer to the below screenshot.


2. For other Windows versions, refer to the screenshot of the “Programs and Features” option. You just need click Uninstall a program immediately.


3. Now from the next window, you need detect the malicious program called Windows Web Watchdog Rogue Antispyware. And then just click the remove option or uninstall option located at its right side.
4. Beside that, you still need click Uninstall button or Remove button again.

Step 4: Delete Rogue Antispyware Files

To completely remove the Windows Web Watchdog rogue antispyware, you need delete all left files and registry keys. Refer to the below tips.
1. Show hidden files on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP>

  • Open Start button and open Control Panel.
  • Open Appearance and Personalization link.
  • Double click on Files and Folder Option.
  • Click on the Show hidden files and folders option.
  • Select the “View” tab. “Show hidden files, folders and drives.”
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files. Click OK.


2. For Windows 8, Locate at the Metro.

  • Right click anyway where around the applications.
  • Click “All Apps” Double click on Windows Explorer.
  • Choose File Explorer, click View tab.
  • Check “File name extensions” and “Hidden items” options.
  • Press Ok to apply changes.


3. Double click the My Computer icon on the desktop, and then open the local disks. You then need delete all shown files about the Windows Web Watchdog rogue antispyware.

%AppData%\svc-[random].exe
%AppData%\data.sec
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Web Watchdog.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Web Watchdog.lnk

Step 5: Delete Virus Entries

  • Press Windows + R.
  • Type regedit in Run box and press Ok.
  • Reach the Registry Editor.
  • You need remove all entries related with the Windows Web Watchdog rogue antispyware.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Ctfmon = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe

Step 6: Check Windows Firewall

If the Windows Firewall loses ability to work normally on your computer, you can restore it as below.

  • Click the Start button and choose Control Panel again.
  • For Windows 8, still need access to the Apps View first.
  • And then search control panel from the search box.

  • From the pop-up window, choose security applet. (System and Security)
  • Click on and open the System and Security.
  • Now you can see the Restore defaults link, click on it.

  • Choose the restore the defaults firewall settings.
  • Choose the Restore Defaults button now.
  • Confirm and you need click Yes to continue.
  • Windows Firewall then will be restored to the default values.
  • After that, reboot infectious computer.

How to Make A System Restore

Conclusion

Windows Web Watchdog fake anti-spyware is categorized as intrusive computer infectious called rogueware, which particularly designed for fooling online computer users, tricking money and stealing confidential data. The Windows Web Watchdog rogue security program entices in other malware including worms or Trojan virus, as doing so can its makers completely take control of the infectious computer and acquire more benefits by tracking browsing histories, cookies, log-in credentials, online transaction data remembered on hard-drives and more. The Windows Web Watchdog fake program includes a Trojan virus called Rogue.Win32.GuardSoft, which makes the infectious machine totally failure, contributes to opening backdoor for hijackers. Furthermore, the Windows Web Watchdog fake program is a growing of malicious infection for businesses and home users to fraud money. The main method is to persuade targeted users into believing the Windows Web Watchdog fake program is helpful and coax them into purchasing. Till now, you should realize that the Windows Web Watchdog fake program virus a virus, which can bring incredible damage on the infectious system. Therefore, you have to remove the Windows Web Watchdog fake program as quick as possible. If you still need help, you can live chat with VilmaTech 24/7 Online Experts

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