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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

 

What is Windows Internet Watchdog?
 
The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Windows Internet Watchdog is a fake anti-malware application.  These so-called "rogues" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have been compromised.  Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these threats.  In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue.  You are strongly advised to follow our removal instructions below.
 
How do I know if I am infected with Windows Internet Watchdog?
 
This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:
 
main.png
 
You may see this icon in your taskbar:
 
icons.png
 
And see these warnings:
 
warning1.png
 
warning2.png
 
warning3.png
 
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How did Windows Internet Watchdog get on my computer?
 
Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was installed by a trojan.
 
How do I remove Windows Internet Watchdog?
 
Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application. But since the rogue blocks all other programs you will have to boot into "Safe mode with networking".
Once you are in safe mode, you can continue with the instructions below.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
  • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
  • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
  •  
    Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Windows Internet Watchdog?
     
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Windows Internet Watchdog completely.
  •  
    How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?
     
    We hope our application has helped you eradicate this malicious software.  If your current security solution let this infection through, you might please consider purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for additional protection.
     
    As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Windows Internet Watchdog rogue.  It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

    protection1.png

    Technical details for experts
     
    Signs in a HijackThis log:
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ctfmon] C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\svc-yjdk.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon] C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\svc-yjdk.exe
    
    Note: The filename is semi-random and looks like this: svc-****.exe where each asterisk represents a random letter.
     
    Alterations made by the installer:
     
      File System
      ===============
        In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data
          Adds the file data.sec"="19:18 01/04/14 2792 bytes
          Adds the file svc-yjdk.exe"="12:04 01/04/14 1184768 bytes
     
      Registry
      ===============
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
          "ctfmon"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\svc-yjdk.exe'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\k9filter.exe]
          "Debugger"="'c:\windows\1.EXE'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mpcmdrun]
          "Debugger"="'c:\windows\1.EXE'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mpsvc.dll]
          "Debugger"="'c:\windows\1.EXE'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mpuxsrv.exe]
          "Debugger"="'c:\windows\1.EXE'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui]
          "Debugger"="'c:\windows\1.EXE'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCUI.exe]
          "DEBUGGER"="'"win.dll"   /z'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSconfig.exe]
          "Debugger"="'c:\windows\1.EXE'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSMPENG.exe]
          "DEBUGGER"="'"win.dll"   /z'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSseces]
          "Debugger"="'c:\windows\1.EXE'"
        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bckd]
          "ImagePath"="'33.sys'"
        [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
          "ctfmon"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\svc-yjdk.exe'"
    
     
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    www.malwarebytes.org
     
    Scan Date: 4/1/2014
    Scan Time: 7:28:12 PM
    Logfile: mbamWIW.txt
    Administrator: Yes
     
    Version: 2.00.0.1000
    Malware Database: v2014.04.01.06
    Rootkit Database: v2014.03.27.01
    License: Trial
    Malware Protection: Enabled
    Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
    Chameleon: Disabled
     
    OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    CPU: x86
    File System: NTFS
    User: {username}
     
    Scan Type: Threat Scan
    Result: Completed
    Objects Scanned: 261049
    Time Elapsed: 3 min, 37 sec
     
    Memory: Enabled
    Startup: Enabled
    Filesystem: Enabled
    Archives: Enabled
    Rootkits: Disabled
    Shuriken: Enabled
    PUP: Enabled
    PUM: Enabled
     
    Processes: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
     
    Modules: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
     
    Registry Keys: 10
    Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\k9filter.exe, Quarantined, [d4562203e497d1657be6e5b117ec04fc], 
    Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\mpcmdrun, Quarantined, [76b476afec8f9f97e25f93d07b87b34d], 
    Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\mpsvc.dll, Quarantined, [42e8fc2948338da95ae84e159d65bd43], 
    Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\mpuxsrv.exe, Quarantined, [fb2f6eb72f4cef47cc272348cd3505fb], 
    Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\msascui, Quarantined, [e8429293b7c4ab8b6ad9f56e7290c43c], 
    Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\MSASCUI.exe, Quarantined, [d6548d98205b082ee98a2dbd2fd335cb], 
    Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\MSconfig.exe, Quarantined, [ea40d64fec8fd2648eece70351b152ae], 
    Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\MSMPENG.exe, Quarantined, [c46638edbac1d264e99d48a27f83df21], 
    Security.Hijack, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\MSseces, Quarantined, [d4561114403b8ea8162eb5ae43bf9f61], 
    Trojan.Agent, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\BCKD, Quarantined, [8d9d56cfb9c2b97dd26073f03bc7ac54], 
     
    Registry Values: 1
    Trojan.Agent, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\BCKD|ImagePath, 33.sys, Quarantined, [8d9d56cfb9c2b97dd26073f03bc7ac54]
     
    Registry Data: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
     
    Folders: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
     
    Files: 3
    Rogue.FakeAV, C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\svc-yjdk.exe, Quarantined, [72b8c75ed4a79b9babdbb3b2cd346898], 
    Rogue.FakeAV, C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\svc-qbqu.exe, Quarantined, [0c1e73b2b1ca1f177610e67f27da3ac6], 
    Malware.Trace.E, C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\data.sec, Quarantined, [40ea7ea7ed8e2f07cf8bcacc52b118e8], 
     
    Physical Sectors: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
     
     
    (end)
    
     
    As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
    We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
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