I got this Windows Web Watchdog fake alert popup on the computer when I downloaded free software to supposedly speed up the computer performance as suggested from a web page. I found it hard to access other programs on the computer since the fake antivirus alert kept popping up every time the system launched. Why can’t my antivirus protect the computer from such a fake antivirus? How can I uninstall this rogue program from the computer completely? Following manual removal guide will assist you to clean out this rogue program effectively.
Windows Web Watchdog is identified as a fake antivirus that turns out to be a great threat to worldwide computers. It mainly spreads through network. Particularly, PC users are likely to suffer from this fake anti-spyware attack when they gain access to harmful websites, junk email attachments and free downloads. Soon as the rogue program installs in the computer, it will launch as startup process and pop up automatically every time the contaminated system starts. The trial version of fake antivirus is capable to run automatic scan through the system and then display fraudulent scan result which claims that your computer is at risk since many threats have been detected in the computer. To make user convinced, it also claims that your firewall, antivirus protection and automatic updates are off. By the false information, the rogue program fools net users into signing up and registered for its so-called full version to clean all threats from the computer. Once users clean those detected threats via the trial version of fake antivirus, you will be asked to install and activate its registered version to gain a clean computer and get ultimate protection against various computer threats. Absolutely, all pop-up alerts from this rogue program are fake and false, only to scam users to purchase its full version. Therefore, users should not trust or purchase any product related to the Windows Web Watchdog virus but remove it from the computer immediately.
The Windows Web Watchdog virus seems quite reliable via its interface which is designed by cyber criminals to earn computer victims’ trust. It pretends to contain similar features to licensed antivirus, such as quick scan, deep scan, viewing history and changing settings etc. in order to make itself convincing to users. Many users may be tricked by the fake antivirus at first sight. Computer victims are so scared and worried about the computer situation that they get easy to fall into the rogue virus scam and pay money for its full version. Once you purchase the so-called full version of rogue program, you will find that the money just pays in vain and your computer goes bad to worse. In fact, the rogue program fools users to clean those non-existing threats and get further protection by purchasing and installing its registered version. It is nothing reliable or useful but a risky computer infection which must be uninstalled from the computer completely.
Soon as the fake antivirus attacks the computer, it may take use of the system loopholes to drop malicious codes to the computer like adware, malware and spyware. It also takes chance to install some ads-on, plug-ins and extensions in the computer secretly. Indeed, the fake anti-spyware makes great troubles to computer users. It blocks your access to normal programs of the computer and the Internet. Users will find it difficult to close the fake alert page or exit it, as it is very stubborn and covers most part of the computer screen. While being affected, the computer will get extremely slow system performance and poor program functions. Besides, change system files and registry entries of the computer can be randomly changed. Unfortunately, the rogue program may trigger serious damages to the computer, such as system crash, blue screen errors and corrupting system files and so on. Urgent as the case is, PC users need to get rid of the Windows Web Watchdog virus in a manual removal way promptly.
Although this tricky virus can escape the scan of legitimate antivirus program, it also can be picked up by its symptoms.
1. Your computer will be much slower than before just like crawl which make you really upset.
2. Some malware you never saw before will be downloaded automatically after you turned on your computer.
3. You can find that your computer resources are highly consumed.
4. You will be kicked off the needed website quickly and then receive its pop up immediately.
5. Sometimes you may find that your keyboard likes dead because you can’t do anything on it.
6. In your system, you can receive some random files with a long name. However, these files not belong to you.
Invasive as the fake Windows Web Watchdog virus, it comes bundled with additional computer threats to the computer. It pops up automatically every time the system starts. The fake alert covers the computer screen and becomes an obstacle for users to run other programs or visit the Internet on the contaminated computer. Indeed, the rogue program triggers destructive damages to the computer. Consequently, the affected computer comes across system stuck and constant freezes easily. Such a notorious fake antivirus is capable to block functions of executable programs. That is why your anti-virus software can’t take effective to delete the rogue program. If you choose a PC repair shop or local technician to uninstall the rogue program, you will find it a waste of time and money. As a matter of fact, manual removal is taken as the most effective way. PC professionals online will get rid of this rogue program completely and promptly.
1. Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose“Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop Windows Web Watchdog virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
3. a. Press Windows+ R keys to pull up the Run box.
b. Search for regedit in Run. (Type regedit in the Open filed of Run, and click Ok)
*Note: Remember to back up beforehand.
4. Delete associated files and registry entries related to Windows Web Watchdog virus from your PC completely as follows:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%LocalAppData%\kdn.exe” -a “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”
5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
From the above mentioned, we learn that Windows Web Watchdog is a risky computer virus needed to be removed from the computer immediately. It is designed by cyber criminals to damage the computer and collect users’ money illegally. Such a fake antivirus affects the computer terribly, and it is associated with slow system performance and poor network environment. Users should not trust any pop-up alert or scan results displayed from the rogue program. Instead, you need to be aware of this malicious computer infection and remove it from the computer without any hesitation. Neither the trial version nor the so-called full version of the fake antivirus will enable you to clean threats or protect the computer from further attack. Since your advanced antivirus fails to delete the rogue program, manual removal is highly appreacited. If you remove the fake antivirus with no success, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online to help you remove the fake anti-spyware from your computer completely.
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Published by & last updated on March 29, 2014 12:29 pm