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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Blocks system files from running
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Windows Internet Watchdog

The newly released and discovered Windows Internet Watchdog comes from the same group of rogue antispywares as Windows Web Watchdog, and if you do not understand the hidden intentions behind this seemingly innocent application, you should continue reading our alert.

Windows Internet Watchdog removal is the only task compatible with this infection, and we will come back to this serious issue after you understand the tricks of this cunning tool, which can come into your system through such inconspicuous security cracks as spam links found in social networking websites or even spam emails. This is how schemers enable the infection to run inside your system without any of your knowledge and save time to prepare the cunning application for a vicious attack that could strike your system minutes or even days after the illegitimate infiltration.

After being successfully executed, the rogue’s components might compromise your system, remove some administrative privileges, make it impossible to use security tools, which could delete Windows Internet Watchdog, and create an illusion that multiple infections are attacking your computer. This is just a prelude to the real scam, which is the continuous agitation of the full rogue’s version. You might find it very tempting to spend your money on this bogus malware removal product, because a fake computer scanner will keep informing you of alleged infection within your PC.

As mentioned above, Windows Internet Watchdog removal is something you need to execute, and the sooner you take care of this task, the quicker you will be able to get back to regular Windows running. Choose manual removal tools to delete the virus, if you have the right skills, or simply install automatic removal software into your operating Window system.

Ignore deceptive system scans and pop-up warnings. They have nothing to do with the actual security status of your computer. Restricted access to the Internet may also make you worry and think that the only way to regain access to the system is by registering the program. If you cannot access the Internet, simply remove Windows Internet Watchdog from the PC and make sure that the system is protected against other rogue antispyware programs associated with Windows Internet Watchdog, which belongs to the Rogue.VirusDoctory family, also known as Fake.Vimes.

Windows Interne Watchdog is a complex software program, which starts running every time you log on to the PC. It creates its components in the Windows Registry and hides its files. If you have never tried to remove a malware program by yourself, do not try to do it this time so as not to impair the system even more.

Automatic removal is the easiest way of removing malware threats. Windows Internet Watchdog blocks executable files; thus, you should register the application using one of the keys:



After registering the program, you will be able to launch a spyware removal tool, and we recommend that you implement SpyHunter, which will easily eliminate the malicious program.

If for some reason you do not want to register the program, use the removal guide provided below. It will help you install a spyware removal tool without registering Windows Internet Watchdog.

How to remove Windows Internet Watchdog

  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. Start tapping the F8 key once the BIOS screen loads.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Enter cd.. next to C:\Windows\system32 and press Enter.
  6. Enter explorer.exe next to another line and hit Enter.
  7. Open the Start menu.
  8. Launch Run/click on the search box.
  9. Type in %appdata% and hit Enter.
  10. Remove svc-[random file name].exe.
  11. Reboot the PC.
  12. Open the Start menu.
  13. Launch Run/click on the search box.
  14. Type in regedit and click OK.
  15. Go to HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon.
  16. Right-click on Shell and select the Modify option.
  17. Type in %WinDir%\Explorer.exe and click OK.
  18. Go to http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
  19. Install the application and launch a system scan.
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How to manually remove Windows Internet Watchdog

Files associated with Windows Internet Watchdog infection:

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

Windows Internet Watchdog processes to kill:


Remove Windows Internet Watchdog registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\svc-[random].exe"
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\CurrentVersion\Run "ctfmon" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "MS-SEC" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SD-986-001" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "S_SC" = %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\k9filter.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\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
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bckd "ImagePath" = 22.sys

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