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Windows Internet Watchdog. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as WindowsInternetWatchdog | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Windows Internet Watchdog is a malicious program, which follows another malware known as Windows Web Watchdog. While we still don't have the example of this virus, we decided to write about it following several security experts in order to warn our followers. It seems that this rogue belongs to a notoriously big FakeVimes family of malwares that uses identical GUI for each of its viruses. As soon as this or any other virus from this family infiltrates the system, it modifies its settings and starts showing fake system scanners and alerts that report about various viruses. By doing so, Windows Internet Watchdog seeks to convince its victims that they are dealing with a reputable anti-malware, which can fix their computers. Please, never fall for this trickery! In reality, Windows Internet Watchdog detects identical viruses each time it checks the system because it seeks to create a need of its fake license. It costs around $100, so if you don't want to lose such amount of money, you should remove Windows Internet Watchdog from the system.

How can Windows Internet Watchdog infiltrate my computer?

Windows Internet Watchdog virus is spread just like any other virus from FakeVimes. In most of the cases, it infiltrates computers unnoticed because it relies on trojan horse that typically attacks systems without a clear permission asked. In order to prevent infiltration of trojan or any other virus, you should be very careful when browsing on the web. Typically, you should stay away from illegal sites and programs. In addition, spam has also been used to make people install malicious programs on their computers. If trojan infiltrates the system, it downloads malicious files that belong to Windows Internet Watchdog. As a result, virus starts displaying fake alerts that all report about invented viruses:

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP:
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys

Please, ignore such and similar ads because they seek only to make people spend their money on useless program that has an empty virus database. In order to remove Windows Internet Watchdog from the system, you should follow this guide:

How to remove Windows Internet Watchdog?

If you noticed Windows Internet Watchdog alerts when using computer, you must ignore them because they belong to rogue anti-spyware. In order to remove this malicious program, you should scan the system with reliable anti-spyware. We recommend using Reimage or Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner. If you can't launch any of these programs, follow these instructions:

  1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking. Just reboot your PC and, as soon as it starts booting up, start pressing F8 repeatedly.
  2. Loggin as the same user as you were in normal Windows mode.
  3. Now click on IE or other browser and select 'Run As' or 'Run As administrator', enter your Administrator account password (if needed).
  4. Enter this link to your address bar: and download a program on your desktop. Launch it to kill the malicious processes and remove its files.

The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
[newest id=”fakevimes”]

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Windows Internet Watchdog snapshot
Windows Internet Watchdog snapshot

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  1. craig says:
    May 26th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    can the watchdog do something about obscene sites? maybe a flag at the bottom of each page to report any illegal sites! can this be done if not why not?

  2. craig says:
    May 26th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    it sickens me that a push of a button anybody could just access the most sickening or even murderous content!!!! some of which can pop up on an unrelated search!

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