How to Remove Windows Web Watchdog Fake Antivirus Completely

Posted by John Larkin - March 30, 2014

The system is attacked by Windows Web Watchdog fake antivirus? Annoyed by lots of false security alerts? Suffering from much slow PC performance? NO worries, this page will help you thoroughly uninstall Windows Web Watchdog rogueware to protect the computer.

Description of Windows Web Watchdog Virus:

Windows Web Watchdog is a fake antivirus tool which is a member of FakeVimes family. The rogue program disguises as a real security program and imitates jobs of MSE and Windows Defender. It aims at making PC users trust their computers are attacked and tricking them into buying its full version to get rid of the infections.

Trojan programs help the rogue program Windows Web Watchdog to attack random computer without permission. Once the antivirus tool enters your computer, it will scan your system just like other security tools. And then it will report that your computer has been attacked by many malicious infections. There is no doubt that you will be pushed into buying the full version of Windows Web Watchdog to eliminate these annoying infections.

What is more, Windows Web Watchdog rogue program stops other programs from running. Normally, it disables your legal programs and always shows you many security warning messages which tell you that your computer is very dangerous. It is very obvious that Windows Web Watchdog rogueware just wants you to purchase its full version to earn money. So don’t trust it.
This kind of infection can prevent entered data and transmit the data to remote servers. The rogue program is so dangerous, so you ought to eliminate it if you find it.

Screenshot of Windows Web Watchdog Virus:

Troubles Caused by Windows Web Watchdog Virus:

Windows Web Watchdog virus infiltrates into the target computer stealthily
Windows Web Watchdog virus modifies important system settings secretly
Windows Web Watchdog virus could insert many malicious files to the system folders
Windows Web Watchdog virus disguises as a legit antivirus and runs a fake virus scan
Windows Web Watchdog virus threatens the victim into buying fraudulent program
Windows Web Watchdog virus would bring additional risky PC viruses to cause further damage
Windows Web Watchdog virus monitors keystrokes and gathers sensitive information
Windows Web Watchdog virus affects the whole PC performance greatly and even causes system crash

As is described above, we should be aware that the earlier we remove Windows Web Watchdog virus, the better it will be. Hence, we post detailed manual removal guide below. If you are not familiar with the computer, please take every step carefully.

Instructions to Remove Windows Web Watchdog Virus:

Step 1: Show hidden files. Click Start Menu > Control Panel > Folder Option, and tick “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”. Press OK.

Step 2: Restart the computer in Safe Mode with Networking. Press F8 before the startup screen appears till the options appear. Use arrow keys to select it.

Step 3: End suspicious processes of Windows Web Watchdog virus. Hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete together to run Task Manager. Click Process tab, click on unfamiliar processes and click End process.

Step 4: Delete registry files of Windows Web Watchdog virus. Press Win+R to launch Run, enter “regedit”, you’ll see the Registry Editor. Then find and remove suspicious files in various directories.



HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Windows Web Watchdog

Step 5: Search and remove inserted files of Windows Web Watchdog virus.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\redbook.sys(random)
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\ Windows Web Watchdog \Help.lnk

You should know that manual removal of Windows Web Watchdog virus needs certain level of computer skills. Any mistake can lead to additional computer troubles. If you are afraid of making unexpected errors, contact Doofix online experts who will be 24/7 available to help you fix your problems.



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