Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Remove Windows Internet WatchdogRemove Windows Internet Watchdog

Remove Windows Internet Watchdog
Windows Internet 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 Internet Watchdog cannot detect and remove any kind of virus, malware or trojan on the computer. When Windows Internet 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 Internet Watchdog. Windows Internet Watchdog will recommend the user to purchase the full version of Windows Internet Watchdog in order to remove all the detected threats. Do not buy Windows Internet Watchdog as it can do nothing.

Windows Internet 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 Internet 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 Internet Watchdog. These can be done by using Emsisoft HiJackFree.

Windows Internet Watchdog should be removed immediately!

Windows Internet 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 Internet Watchdog.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Internet 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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