Saturday, March 29, 2014

Remove Windows Web WatchdogRemove Windows Web Watchdog

Remove Windows Web Watchdog
Windows Web Watchdog is a fake antivirus program that look like a legitimate antivirus such as Kaspersky Antivirus which can protect the computer from the attack of viruses, malwares or trojans. However, Windows Web Watchdog cannot detect and remove any kind of virus, malware or trojan on the computer. When Windows Web Watchdog is installed in the computer, it will start automatically when Windows boot and then will do a fake scan on the computer and will surely scare the user with pop ups which show that the computer has been infected by a lot of malwares, viruses and trojans. Do not believe any pop ups shown by Windows Web Watchdog. Windows Web Watchdog will recommend the user to purchase the full version of Windows Web Watchdog in order to remove all the detected threats. Do not buy Windows Web Watchdog as it can do nothing.

Windows Web Watchdog provide fake features such as Firewall, Automatic updates, Antivirus Protection, Anti-Phishing, Advanced Process Control, Autorun Manager, Service Manager, All-in-One Suite, Quick Scan, Deep Scan, Custom Scan, History, Settings, etc. All of them cannot protect computer from any kind of malwares.

Windows Web Watchdog can be removed by stop processes and kill all files with random name in the hard drives. The user also must remove the autorun setting added by Windows Web Watchdog. These can be done by using Emsisoft HiJackFree.

Windows Web Watchdog should be removed immediately!

Windows Web Watchdog Removal Guide
Kill Process
(How to kill a process effectively?)

Delete Registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "MS-SEC" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "ZSFT" = %AppData%\svc-[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\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\k9filter.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bckd "ImagePath" = 22.sys
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = ".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = 1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\svc-[random].exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableVirtualization" = 0

Remove Folders and Files
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Web Watchdog.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Web Watchdog.lnk
File Location Notes:

%UserProfile% refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[Current User] for Windows 2000/XP, C:\Users\[Current User] for Windows Vista/7/8, and c:\winnt\profiles\[Current User] for Windows NT.

%AllUsersProfile% refers to the All Users Profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users for Windows 2000/XP and C:\ProgramData\ for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

%AppData% refers to the current users Application Data folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[Current User]\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is C:\Users\[Current User]\AppData\Roaming.

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