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Friday, November 28, 2014

How to Remove Cloud Watch From the Computer Completely - Removal Guide

Recently some computer users complain that their browser is infected with Cloud Watch. In this post, you can get more information about Cloud Watch and the useful tips to get rid of Cloud Watch.

Description of Cloud Watch

Cloud Watch  is an adware program which will show you extra promotions that you cannot control as you use your PC. You wouldn't see the extra ads if you didn't have adware installed. This adware is mainly created by the cyber criminals to make profits by generate web traffics through displaying a lot of ads on your browser. Usually this kind of adware can gets into your computer after you download some free software from the suspicious resources, such as Java update, Video update, Browser update,  rogue antivirus programs and many other free programs from hacked websites which bundle with the adware package. If you don't pay attention to the installation processes, this adware can gets into your computer by default without your awareness.

Once Cloud Watch infiltrates the computer successfully, it is capable to change the browser settings and install extension it extension or add-on on your browser without your permission and awareness. When you open the browser, Cloud Watch will redirect you constantly to its domain or other unwanted sites. It can affect Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer, etc. When you surf the Internet, you will get a lot of popup advertisements, banner advertisements, in-text advertisements, video advertisements and many others forms. More over, it is capable to collect your browsing information such as browsing history, search key words, enter information for marketing. It is suggested to remove Cloud Watch from your computer as soon as possible. And it is highly recommended to keep a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter on the computer to remove and block viruses.

Solutions to remove Cloud Watch 

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove Cloud Watch:

1. Remove Cloud Watch manually.
2. Remove Cloud Watch by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Instructions to Get Rid of Cloud Watch

Method 1: Cloud Watch Manual Deletion

Step 1: Reset your browser setting

In the drop-down list of Firefox, go to Help and click on Troubleshooting Information.
Click on the Reset Firefox button to reset it.

Google Chrome: 
Click on the Chrome menu on the right of toolbar and then select Settings.
Scroll down to the bottom to click Show advanced settings.
Go down to the bottom and click Reset browser settings to reset Google Chrome to its default setting.

Click Tools on the up right corner and select Internet Options.
Click on Advanced tab, press Reset button to reset IE to its default settings.

Step 2: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 3: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "SearchAssistant" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of Cloud Watch and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: Manual removal Cloud Watch refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you optimize the computer.

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