Windows Internet Watchdog Removal Guide

Do you know what Windows Internet Watchdog is?

An inability to open any of your files and browse the web freely might mean only one thing, which is mainly that Windows Internet Watchdog has infected your system. You will also soon notice a strange program that looks like a security tool; however, the truth is that it has entered your system illegally and it is responsible for different undesirable activities, including blocking .exe files from running. This rogue security software has replaced Windows Web Watchdog, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, and Windows AntiVirus Patrol, which are all typical fake programs. They have been released in order to convince you that your system is infected and thus encourage you to upgrade the program. As you might expect, these infections are non-existent and Windows Internet Watchdog just seeks to extort money. The removal of this rogue application is the only solution that would stop it.Windows Internet Watchdog Removal GuideWindows Internet Watchdog screenshot
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It is basically impossible not to notice the presence of Windows Internet Watchdog because it restarts computer after it gets in and then keeps displaying various pop-ups claiming that your PC is heavily infected. Thus, if you ever notice messages with the similar content (see below), you should know that they are fake.

C:\program files (x86)\internet explorer\iexplore.exe

is suspected to have infected your PC.

This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

If it happens that you believe the message and click “Remove all” or “Clean now” button, you will be offered to purchase the license in order to be able to erase all the threats. You should definitely not purchase it because all your money will be transferred to cyber criminals and your credit card details, which you will enter in the payment page, will be known for cyber criminals as well. You will never know where they are going to use them; thus, if you have already made a payment, you should call your credit card issuer and try to cancel it.

The best what you can do is to erase Windows Internet Watchdog entirely from your system; however, the removal process itself is not very easy because you will not be able to remove it via Control Panel. Besides, it blocks such system tools as Task Manager and Registry Editor in order not to be erased. We suggest acquiring a reliable antimalware tool and then scanning the system with it. Make sure that the tool is reliable, for instance, you can choose SpyHunter that will erase this rogue application immediately.

You can also enter one of the activation keys by clicking on the question mark that you will find at the top of Windows Internet Watchdog. However, the activation key will not remove the program entirely; it will just disable its symptoms. Do not let the program stay on your system because it might not only connect to the internet without permission, but also attract even more threats.

Activation keys:



How to remove Windows Internet Watchdog

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Start tapping F8 immediately after BIOS screen disappears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and tap Enter.
  4. Type cd.. next to C:\Windows\system32\ and tap Enter.
  5. Type explorer.exe alongside C:\Windows and press Enter again.
  6. Click on the Start button to open the menu.
  7. Enter %appdata% into the Search/RUN.
  8. Locate svc-{random symbols}.exe and delete it.
  9. Restart your computer normally.
  10. Open the Start menu again and enter regedit into the Search/RUN.
  11. Follow the path HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon .
  12. Locate the Shell and right-click on it. Select Modify.
  13. Enter %WinDir%\Explorer.exe as Value and click OK.
  14. Visit and download the recommended tool.
  15. Launch the scanner and erase the rogue security application.

In non-techie terms:

You should know that it is not very clear how Windows Internet Watchdog and other similar rogue applications might get on your system. However, it is known that you might install them if you click on those ads claiming that your system is infected and offering to use a free scanner. You should also not open spam e-mails and visit unreliable websites. Of course, the most important thing is to keep your antimalware tool enabled all the time.