Windows Web Watchdog is yet another fake security program. It is very similar to Windows AntiBreach Patrol and Windows Antivirus Patrol. It is considered as FakeVimes group of malware. All of these malwares have similar user interface and look and feel. Whenever computer starts it performs scan of computer. Within few minutes you will notice a list of viruses and infections found by Windows Web Watchdog. Do not pay any attention to these results. It asks user to activate Windows Web Watchdog software via either purchasing software or entering activation code. In both cases you are force to compromise your credit card and personal information. Here are the some of those scam messages:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
Google Installer C:\Program files\google\update\googleupdate.exe
C:\Program files\google\update\googleupdate.exe is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Recommended: Please click “Prevent attack” button to prevent all attacks and activate Windows Web Watchdog.
Sometime this virus even shows your task manager is infected with virus:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server.
This infection spread via many ways. Those spread includes but no limited to email attachment, social site link, and infected websites and sometimes even on YouTube video link. If you do not remove this virus your computer cannot operate properly. Some of those normal functions are like opening word files and emails. So it is better to remove Windows Web Watchdog virus. Paying this virus $99.90 will remove those fake messages, but virus is still there dormant in your computer. This guide is designed to help you remove this virus from registry and system configuration. Please use it with caution as wrongly removing files can damage your computer. So it is better to use software or work with technician who understands your situation properly.
Method 1: Using Software to remove Windows Web Watchdog virus
Method 2: Manually Windows Web Watchdog virus via registry and windows files
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Windows Web Watchdog virus removal steps :
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Step 1:Print out these instructions as you will need to shut down the computer in next step. Need help call us at: 800-518-8533
Step 2:Now power down the Windows Web Watchdog virus infected computer and wait for 30 Seconds before you turn on.
Step 3:Now please turn ON the computer and immediately keep hitting F8 until you see WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU as shown below.
Step 4:In the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU, go down to the SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING using the arrow keys on the board. Then press ENTER on the keyboard. This will take your computer to Safe mode. Safe Mode will cause the display and desktop icons to appear changed. This is normal. No need to Panic as it is due to Windows Web Watchdog virus.
Step 5Now we must end all the processes that belong to Windows Web Watchdog virus so that it does not interfere with your ability clear your computer. Inspector-[Random Characters].exe and Protector-[Random Characters].exe are the processed that needs to be stopped. To do this we need to download Rkill, developed by Bleepingcomputer to help stop the computer process of Windows Web Watchdog virus. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box.
Step 6Now type “iexplore.exe http://www.fixpcyourself.com/rkill.com” and hit the OK button.
Step 7:Save the Rkill.exe on your desktop. Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. You will see a black MS DOS dialog box. Now it will kill all the processes of Windows Web Watchdog virus. It will take several minute before a Notepad file containing log information on what Rkill found will open. You may review it and close notepad file.
Step 8:Now you are ready to removal all the infection related to Windows Web Watchdog virus. For that you need to use Malwarebytes software. It is a very popular malware and spyware removal application. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box. Type “iexplore.exe http://www.fixpcyourself.com/mbam.exe” and hit the OK button.
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Step 9:Save the mbam.exe on your desktop. Double click the Malwarebytes icon and run mbam.exe. Now the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE dialog box will appear. Select your preferred language and hit press OK button.
Step 10:The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show blow screen Hit the NEXT button to continue.
Step 11:Now the LICENSE AGREEMENT screen will appear as shown. Accept the agreement and hit NEXT button.
Step 12:Now the Information screen will appear. Click on next button and continue following the steps.
Step 13:SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear now. You can choose the location where Malwarebytes can be installed. We recommend choosing the default location as shown then click NEXT button.
Step 14:Now the SELECT START MENU FOLDER screen will appear. Let the default as it is and click NEXT button.
Step 15:Now the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS screen will appear. If you want a Desktop Icon or Quick Launch icon then check appropriate boxes.
Step 16:READY TO INSTALL screen will come next. Hit the INSTALL button to install Malwarebytes.
Step 17:In this step let the UPDATE and LAUNCH checked as it is to update the application with latest malware definition to capture all the malwares then click FINISH button.
Step 18:Once update is done then Scanner screen will launch. Make sure to select PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected to clean up Windows Web Watchdog virus infection. Click on SCAN button to start the scan.
Step 19:Now choose the local drives that you want to scan from the dialog box and click SCAN button.
Step 20:Be patient as the scan will take several minutes before it cleans up Windows Web Watchdog virus infection. Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK button to close the box then click SHOW RESULTS button.
Step 21:From results dialog box choose REMOVE SELECTED button to remove all the infections found. Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affected by Windows Web Watchdog virus and add them to the quarantine.
Step 22:Malwarebytes may require you to reboot the PC to complete the Windows Web Watchdog virus (Removal Steps). After completions reboot your computer Malwarebytes will be launched, please follow the instructions on the screen and continue the removal process. Once everything is clean out a log will be open created by Malwarebytes. Please reviewed it and closed it. Now your computer should be free of Windows Web Watchdog virus. Enjoy.
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Technical Details of Windows Web Watchdog virus files :
You may need to delete following Windows Web Watchdog virus files :
%windows%\system32\drivers\Windows Web Watchdog .sys
%Desktop%\Windows Web Watchdog .lnk
%CommonPrograms%\Windows Web Watchdog .lnk
%DesktopDir%\Windows Web Watchdog .lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Web Watchdog \Uninstall Windows Web Watchdog
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Web Watchdog .lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Web Watchdog .lnk
%LocalAppdata %\Windows Web Watchdog virus\uninstall\Windows Web Watchdog virus.lnk
Also please check following registry file infected by Windows Web Watchdog virus:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Windows Web Watchdog
HKU\Sokolow Family\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell
GuardSoftware = %AppData%\[random].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=site address
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=site address
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Windows Web Watchdog
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Symptoms of Windows Web Watchdog virus:
It changes windows start up program.
It launches anytime computer starts.
It run fake scan of computer.
It demand user to pay $99.90
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Windows Web Watchdog virus removal steps and safety tips:
1. Run the Malwarebytes using these steps to Windows Web Watchdog virus removal steps
2. Make sure your computer is up to date with windows updates.
3. Make sure Windows Firewall is enable.
4. Install reputable and commercial Windows Web Watchdog virus removal steps .
5. Keep the Antivirus active and current
6. Call tech support help line: 1-800-518-8533 if you are unable remove this infection or have any question or concern.