How to Remove “WatchDog.exe”

What is WatchDog.exe?

WatchDog.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as VLC Media Player. It belongs to WatchDog application developed by VideoLAN Team. The application does what it says, it ‘watches’ other applications to ensure they are functioning well. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after WatchDog.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with WatchDog.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with WatchDog.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • WatchDog.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible WatchDog.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove WatchDog.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the WatchDog.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 19 April 2018 at 10:17 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable aa6f2e7259308ccb
eda21502aa17a880
ba2ee4db
a9aff25527ed9abf
c19c2007c24445fb
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable b15e86737ff2e40f
402265425208fb74
abb93fdd
d0dd3ec88bfc6742
36219b69cd9be6ef
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 July 2012 at 12:32 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Bitdefender Executable 86cc1a6298b674b4
345d69b69a039d89
cf6705d4
a4a4c2292fdc9e5c
9b394db7803576cd
Yes 22.0.20.94 22.0.20.94 United States
2 N/A Executable b0e7e6526763fdf7
d88cc7e92c6b37ac
187497ce
a4efacc371969fef
e7d628d72cdb8f88
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.19/32
3 Team MediaPortal Executable be5612dfc0a43621
4dbb3f61a3e36aab
e22daf7f
86611eb9ed335f56
c1892dc34dc5a1a8
No 1.18.100.0 1.18.100.0 United Kingdom
4 Sirrix AG Executable a4629acd79830268
620b29c55b27a010
f9d20d21
5917d9778890e0f6
89c2ea9ca3d511c6
No 2.4.2.0 2.4.2.0 United States
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