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Locating Rootkits such as WebWatcher and removing their files & wiping hard driv

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#1 Beginner070915


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 02:28 PM

Hey, I'm newish with computers and I've been trying to learn more about how to navigate through a hidden files. So my question is how I am able to locate WebWatcher software and also if there was software that could prevent future downloads. One other thing that I was curious about was how I am able to wipe my hard drive, if I did this would I have to reinstall Windows 10?

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 09:04 AM

The files are hidden for a reason and this is because the hidden files tend to be critical files so it's best to no mess about in them.


WebWatcher can be found with a simple google search. I don't know too much about Webwatcher however you may be able to block downloads through it? But please do not quote me on this as I don't know much about it. You will need to buy this software.


If you wipe your hard drive you will need to reinstall Windows 10. You don't really need to wipe your hard drive unless you have something truly nasty on it or (like me) you just like having a clean install time to time for whatever reason.

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 04:39 PM

Who installed the software?

WebWatcher is a legitimate program by Awareness Technologies which provides the ability to monitor computer and mobile devices. It was designed to help parents monitor their children’s online activity and employers to monitor their workers.

Awareness Technologies provides these removal instructions but the account password is required.

Username is the email you signed up with and the password is provided when signing up.
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