Windows Web Watchdog

Windows Web Watchdog Description

Windows Web Watchdog is an impractical anti-malware product that appertains to the FakeVimes family of threats. Windows Web Watchdog is used to taking money away from unskilled PC users by pretending that their computers have been infected with threats. If Windows Web Watchdog is already installed on your machine, it is paramount to understanding that Windows Web Watchdog is not a real security program, despite its appearance. Windows Web Watchdog only resembles a security product on the surface; Windows Web Watchdog cannot detect or remove threats. If Windows Web Watchdog is installed on your computer, PC security researchers encourage the use of a fully updated and trusted anti-malware product to remove Windows Web Watchdog and detect the presence of other threats that may have been bundled along with Windows Web Watchdog.

Fighting a Watchdog that is Up to No Good


The Windows Web Watchdog scheme is not tremendously difficult to understand. Windows Web Watchdog is usually installed automatically. Once installed, Windows Web Watchdog will follow the steps listed below to attempt to pilfer money from the affected computer user:
  1. As soon as Windows Web Watchdog is installed, Windows Web Watchdog makes harmful changes to the affected computer's settings. These changes allow Windows Web Watchdog to display bogus error messages, fake system scans and other unwanted messages used to deceive computer users.
  2. Windows Web Watchdog will also cause problems deliberately on the affected computer. For example, Windows Web Watchdog will prevent computer users from opening files or connecting to the Internet, displaying messages claiming that these actions were blocked because of the presence of threats.
  3. If computer users try to use Windows Web Watchdog to remove these supposed threats, Windows Web Watchdog display additional error messages claiming that the computer user has to pay for a 'full version' of Windows Web Watchdog.
  4. In the process of paying, computer users will not only waste their money, they may also hand over sensitive information to the wrong persons. Because of this, PC security researchers firmly counsel against buying this counterproductive security application or similar rogue security programs.

As a member of the FakeVimes family, Windows Web Watchdog has many clones that include Windows Efficiency Kit, System Protection Tools, Windows Antibreach Tool, Security Master AV, Windows Defence Unit, Smart Engine, Windows Antivirus Tool, Smart Security, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Windows AntiBreach Helper, Windows AntiHazard Center, Keep Center Keeper, Windows Expert Console, Internet Security Suite, Windows Active Guard, Windows Active Defender, Windows Accelerator Pro, Windows Antivirus Booster, Smart Internet Protection 2011, My Security Shield, Windows Custom Safety, Internet Security Essentials, My Security Engine, Windows Activity Booster, Windows Control Series, Windows Antivirus Machine, Windows AntiBreach Suite, Windows Antivirus Patch, Windows Antivirus Rampart, Windows Active HotSpot, Windows Antivirus Suite, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Windows Expert Series, Windows Efficiency Console, PC Security Guardian, Windows Defence Master, System Smart Security, Windows Daily Adviser, Windows Guardian Angel, Home Safety Essentials, Windows First-Class Protector, Windows Guard Solutions, Home Malware Cleaner, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, My Security Wall, Activate Ultimate Protection, PC Live Guard, CleanUp Antivirus, Windows Cleaning Toolkit, Live Enterprise Suite, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Windows Antivirus Care, Windows Debug Center, Windows Antivirus Patrol, Windows Custom Management, Live PC Care, Windows Basic Antivirus, Antivirus Smart Protection, Windows Custodian Utility, Smart Virus Eliminator, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Functionality Checker, Windows Activity Debugger, Windows Antivirus Release, VirusSecurity, Total Anti Malware Protection, Security Antivirus, Best Malware Protection, Virus Doctor, Strong Malware Defender, Windows Enterprise Defender, Windows Guard Tools, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Windows Firewall Constructor, Windows Care Taker, Windows Defence Counsel, Personal Internet Security 2011, Additional Guard, Windows Abnormality Checker, Windows Antivirus Helper, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Fast Antivirus 2009, Anti-Malware Lab, Smart Internet Protection 2012, Windows Efficiency Master, Windows Defending Center, Virus Melt, Extra Antivirus, Windows Enterprise Suite, Windows Antihazard Solution, Personal Security Sentinel, Windows Crucial Scanner, Best Antivirus Software, Windows Advanced User Patch, Windows Advanced Security Center and Enterprise Suite.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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How Windows Web Watchdog Infects Your PC

Infection Statistics


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File System Details

Windows Web Watchdog creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %APPDATA%\svc-fegq.exe 1,245,184 ef883883d5b65eb57665ee8579fce1cc 62
2 Windows Web Watchdog.lnk 16

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