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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