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?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

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: 06 February 2009 at 9:44 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 PEACE Executable 0c9a43f00de74e20
52deb6a854e2d28e
cf59e027
82fb251ccc1b88b2
9af7a90102062a76
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.00 2.00 Cambodia N/A
2 RhadWare Executable f14e6a2c41af6e86
02ae4b9851daeb46
c2b31961
29a7e46bbda0579f
a4a12dfcf579ccde
Backdoor.Win
32.NetCont.2
0_A_30
No 1, 0, 0, 4 1, 0, 0, 4 Bulgaria 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 a0b6d88e4f4d1eb2
6545b4365ac9fc7f
42b365cc
637024daf108a8b9
9b90e430b58635fe
Worm.Win32.E
mail-Worm.Wa
ngy.pt
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 January 2009 at 9:18 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable bb928c5db5ffb015
e4ea088be129a8e5
3393d2d0
46e018a33919a91b
a9fcd67c5415179c
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States
2 ISS, Inc. Executable c109a71232da0e7e
69d41d4554f63bc1
5682da8f
3f5d4125e528d3da
6447d78c6e3214ec
No 1.0.5634.2
0288
1.0.5634.2
0288
United States
3 n/a Executable 04ea84f35ef1e36f
b6187ea469d9b241
4dde736d
5cd819dd5127b920
af0f3f8fad70d371
No 1.00 1.00 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable b8522bdb4c4d4eae
4a731741bfdd09fb
e745adf3
840daed210c261d5
d1da406906ebd696
No 2, 3, 3, 1 2, 3, 3, 1 Internal Submission
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