Windows Internet Watchdog - How to remove?
What is Windows Internet Watchdog?
Windows Internet Watchdog is another rogue antispyware program from FakeVimes family, which breaks into computers through system vulnerabilities with a help of Trojan viruses. Once inside, the program makes some changes in the Windows Registry and it is configured to start automatically with every computer restart. The application imitates features of antivirus programs and tries to persuade computer users into purchasing its full version for $99.90.
Windows Internet Watchdog runs its scanner right when you login to Windows. Unfortunately, the program only imitates looking for infections on your computer and in a couple of minutes it generates a list of threats. These scan results are completely fake and they do not correspond to reality. However, the program tries to convince the opposite and it recommends purchasing a full version of Windows Internet Watchdog in order to protect your computer.
This malicious application also tends to block some of your legitimate programs, including your security tools. Usually it claims that they are infected and suggests activating Windows Internet Watchdog in order to fix the problem. Last but not least, you will be receiving numerous security notifications every time you browse the Internet or try using other applications, for example:
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.
Potential malware detected. It is recommend to activate the protection and perform a thorough system scan to remove the malware.
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Make sure to remove Windows Internet Watchdog right after its detection on your computer. If you have also made a payment for this scam application, do not hesitate to contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Otherwise your money will go straight to the bank accounts of cyber criminals. Below you can find removal instructions for this type of parasites:
- Launch the Windows Internet Watchdog, go to Settings and press allow unprotected startup.
- Open File explorer (any folder will do). Enter %AppData% in the location bar and press enter.
- Rename the file named guard-agas or similar to malwareguard-sdgsd.
- Reboot and scan with Spyhunter (http://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe).
Video removal instructions for Windows Internet Watchdog
Automatic Windows Internet Watchdog removal tools
Manual Windows Internet Watchdog removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Internet Watchdog, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Windows Internet Watchdog infected files and get help in Windows Internet Watchdog removal by using Spyhunter scanner.