Windows Web WatchDog warns me that my computer has been infected by many viruses. What is that? I don’t think I have installed this program on my computer before? It just pops up on my screen and shows me the warning. What’s more, I can’t close the window of it, it just likes my computer get blocked. It also tells me that it can remove the threats for me, but I need to pay. Should I pay for this?
Brief Introduction to This Program
Windows Internet WatchDog is a newly released computer threat rather than a useful protection tool. It is classified as a fake anti-virus program or rogue ransomware. To make it simple for computer users to know, it is a computer virus that can attack many computers all over the world. Mostly, this virus can be spread from the Internet. Cyber criminals who create this fake program can put it into many websites that have already been hacked by them. The virus can be stored in the servers of those web pages, once people come to those infected websites, this virus can infiltrate the target computers instantly and secretly. As a fake protection tool, many innocent people can be cheated from its name. Hackers can publish this virus as a program on many websites for people to download. Besides, many other free programs can contains this virus as an optional program for people to install.
The Screenshot of This Fake
This Windows Internet WatchDog targets on computer with Windows operating system, computer with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8 can be severely infected by this virus. Once it is installed in target computer, the first thing for it to do is to mess up the system registry so that it can disable many computer functions by changing the entries and settings. The real anti-virus which installed in the infected computer can be totally banned. The computer firewall can also be turned off by this virus. With such a low security level in the infected computer, it will help many other computer viruses to invade and make more damage.
The main purpose of this fake anti-virus program is that it can block the whole system by its window. It can happen once it is activated in the infected system. To make people who get this fake program on their computers trust is, hackers make the appearance of this Windows Internet WatchDog looks professional with many useful options, but in fact, none of them can protect the computer at all. Once it pops up, it can do a full scan on the computer, and a few minutes later, the result will show that the computer is at great risk. The details can be that the firewall, automatic updates and antivirus protection can all be disabled somehow. The whole message just tries to threaten the computer user to believe the computer is in a dangerous condition. Once people believe that, they will solve the problems immediately, but as this fake program can prohibit other programs to run, computer users only can click on this fake program and nothing else. To get ultimate help from this program, computer users can be asked to pay for it. That comes to the key point of this virus. Hackers use this program to gain illegal incomes from unwitting people, especially those people who are not familiar with computer. Just think about that, how can an anti-virus program block the computer and won’t allow people to use the computer? It is obvious that people cannot trust this fake program.
The properties of the Infection
-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs.
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen.
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Windows Internet WatchDog. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and then press F8 key constantly before windows launches. Use your arrow keys to highlight “safe mode with networking” and then press Enter.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Windows Internet WatchDog, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.
Then try to find Windows Internet WatchDog, highlight it and choose Remove.
Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:
YouTube Video Removal Guide:
Windows Internet WatchDog is not a reliable computer anti-virus program. People should not download it from the Internet as it is a rogue ransomware which can block the infected system and PC user will no longer access the infected system for other works. This fake protection tool can threaten user that the computer is at risk which needs to be solved immediately. However, people need to pay for this virus, so that it can help. Do not trust anything on this fake program. The only thing for it to do is to cheat money from innocent people.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Windows Internet WatchDog? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 10, 2014 3:55 am