How to remove (uninstall) Watch-this.live

Watch-this.live

Watch-this.live is an unwanted utility, but you can't call it malware. It’s both good and bad news at one stroke, and if you are wondering why - let us explain it. The good thing is that any adware isn't malicious by itself, which means that it won’t destroy the files on user's hard drive or vandalize the OS as regular malware does. It's going to generate a lot of unacceptable advertising content in the shape of pop-ups, huge banners and links emerging out of nowhere on the screen. You can refrain from clicking every one of them, but that’s what we call a huge nuisance. The bad thing is that unlike malware, advertising tools are hardly ever spotted by common anti-viral utilities. They can’t detect it as the result of irregular behavioral patterns, and can't stop it from being installed as victims do it all manually.

Adware is used by swindlers to display some simulated movement on the web pages they need to boost and to sell the inferior-quality or restricted merchandise. We’re talking about fake programs, “rated R” content, fake merchandise and pirated utilities or audio files. Naturally, the banners from Watch-this.live are extremely questionable and you should not click them under no event. We have already said, that Watch-this.live isn’t harmful separately, but it grows more harmful if you leave it unattended. If Watch-this.live lives for long enough within the machine, it allows more perilous programs to infect the device thus turning the laptop into a garbage bin. You can see these spoiled PC's from time to time, clogged with useless tools, incapable of booting in less than five minutes, horribly freezing, etc. You should eliminate Watch-this.live immediately, to avoid similar things happening to your system.

 

How to protect your PC against Watch-this.live

Before we launch the uninstalling process, you should realize how to defend your OS against Watch-this.live. Let’s begin with learning the manners of getting into the machine. We know lots of penetration ways which dangerous tools like, yet the very effective of them for advertising programs is the sponsored download, also known as bundling. Here’s how it goes:

  • Scammers put the installer on a sought-after file-sharing portal. They upload it to as many websites as they're able, to increase the quantity of possible victims.
  • When a user sees an installation file, he believes that it is a trusted utility and gets it. Many AV programs warn you about the possibly hazardous contents of a package, but swindlers have an ace up their sleeves to get through that. The popular programs used as name for bundles are usually the hacked versions of paid software. That's why users expect that a bundle might not make friends with their antiviruses and just bypass the alerts.
  • Fraudsters choose a good utility that's widely known among the ordinary users and blend it with a few advertising tools. The installer is made so that you couldn’t understand what’s inside until you start the installation. Often, it occurs when the package is already installed, and the customer sees that he has installed more than he wished.
  • When the customer installs the bundle, he sees a dialogue window where he is to choose between a recommended and advanced installation manners. The preferable method is pre-selected so that all users who like to click “OK” selected it right away.

If you did not decline the pre-selected installation manner – you’ve installed a ton of dangerous programs instead of a useful program, and now we will assist you to delete them all.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You may wonder how one may recognize adware if an antiviral utility failed to do so, but we’ll explain that right now. The point is that your antiviral program (if you have one), detects viruses through their signature. Web-Internet criminals change the structure of their viruses at least once in a while by uploading minor updates without altering the major purpose. We won't recommend you to look into adware’s structure, yet we have some thoughts about how hackers might conceal adware while it stays in front of the victim’s face. You should think over the species of each tool you install. Think hard before downloading browser enhancement utilities and programs for social networks that promise you some new kinds of interactions. System cleaners are also highly dubious, as well as all cracked tools, like Word, PhotoShop, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. By refraining from installing these ones, the chances of infection will decrease dramatically.

How to remove Watch-this.live

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Watch-this.live manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Watch-this.live from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

If you’re going to delete Watch-this.live – you can pick among two variants. You might get rid of it by hand, or via an antivirus. If you prefer to cope with harmful utilities without any AV programs – you may do that, but you have to understand that Watch-this.live is not the only virus within your OS. As you recall from the previous parts of this paper, Watch-this.live penetrated the system via sponsored installation, which means that there are easily 3 more dangerous programs to eliminate. If you are okay with deleting them all at one by one with your own hands – be our guest.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Watch-this.live" and delete these elements

 

Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Disable notifications in the browser

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Privacy and Security
  • Notifications
  • Settings...
  • Remove suspicious websites

 

Opera browser

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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