How to Remove “watcher.exe”

What is watcher.exe?

watcher.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Tiny Watcher. It belongs to Sierra Wireless AirCard, developed by Sierra Wireless. It is located in C:\Program files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as watcher.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with watcher.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with watcher.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • watcher.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible watcher.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, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

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

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

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

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

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove watcher.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 October 2011 at 3:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 14f5fc9a6f884e24
92104d28ca90357b
642720bc
b4348f59406337d2
cfabb05ac7f93ea4
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 5.227.233.194/32 N/A
2 PEACE Executable 0c9a43f00de74e20
52deb6a854e2d28e
cf59e027
82fb251ccc1b88b2
9af7a90102062a76
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.00 2.00 Cambodia N/A
3 N/A Executable 74251e0b08e2876b
6eb2aea8e4ec4154
bf73b274
17ef775fd837f305
92db41fef7a0d334
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
4 N/A Executable 355850b7ec6cadf3
2f4044d3c0b00a96
d3974864
d9c4a7b1301b62e1
740f3dd377f665d1
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.00 1.00 Internal Submission N/A
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32

Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2011 at 3:05 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 minuscule Executable 9a8eef90ef79c79c
cb8d90ff6cff03ad
e1ccfc53
23e783f2df7c5595
b56cfc282a319236
No 1.112* N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable f3c9493ee547bc8f
448ea84531c03292
f81b0093
6b643ef0d7fce8bc
eabc5836083daf1f
No 1, 0, 48,
05
1, 0, 48,
05
Internal Submission
3 ISS, Inc. Executable c109a71232da0e7e
69d41d4554f63bc1
5682da8f
3f5d4125e528d3da
6447d78c6e3214ec
No 1.0.5634.2
0288
1.0.5634.2
0288
United States
4 N/A Executable 7903d716a0b2a388
e9d1ed5c407d6c98
d3686956
c0c8bc57a4183b26
a4a08053062ef888
No N/A N/A United States
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