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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Profile Watcher

Command or file name:scvhosting.exe

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

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Profile Watcher intrusion method

Profile Watcher installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Profile Watcher). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Profile Watcher copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is scvhosting.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Profile Watcher and value scvhosting.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name scvhosting.exe or Profile Watcher. Also, it can create folder with name Profile Watcher under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Profile Watcher, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Profile Watcher from your browsers below.


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How to remove Profile Watcher manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Profile Watcher, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Profile Watcher.

To get rid of Profile Watcher, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • profilewatch1.exe
  • profilewatch.exe
  • danbus_300x250.swf
  • games_pw_130x300.swf
  • screensavers_pw_130x300.swf
  • profilewatcher.lnk
  • cool.dat
  • profilewatcher_setup.exe
  • dat.bin
  • ul.gif

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\profilewatcher\
  • %autostart% \profilewatcher\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: Inno Setup: Setup Version
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: Inno Setup: App Path
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: InstallLocation
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: Inno Setup: Icon Group
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: Inno Setup: User
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: Inno Setup: Selected Tasks
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: QuietUninstallString
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: Publisher
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: URLInfoAbout
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: HelpLink
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: URLUpdateInfo
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: NoModify
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: NoRepair
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: Inno Setup: Setup Version
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProfileWatcher_is1
    Value: InstallDate

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Profile Watcher related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Profile Watcher entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Profile Watcher won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Profile Watcher under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Profile Watcher or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Profile Watcher
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Profile Watcher related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Profile Watcher related extensions from your browsers

Profile Watcher in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Profile Watcher. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Profile Watcher or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Profile Watcher removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Profile Watcher and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Profile Watcher removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Profile Watcher.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Profile Watcher are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Profile Watcher.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Profile Watcher and scvhosting.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: have someone in my computer

I have an app in my face book called profilewatcher i have felt someone has been in my computer for a while now 3-4 months i have blocked this but everyone that logs into facebook to play games on my computer has this in their apps.. they are copying and pasting pics of my facebook friends and inviting themselves into games i have a name that was a friend in my facebook that i unfriended but i cannot block this person..

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Profile Watcher continues spamming

Two of my friends on Facebook have told me about the spamming. Please help!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Profile hunter

It keeps saying I'm sharing this link every few hours I've never touched it opened don't want it can u help please on Facebook wall

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Profile Watcher

Hi,
I was able to get rid of the profile watcher on my computer, thank you. It still seems to be on my phone. I have a Samsung SCH-R720, android version 2.3.4.
Do you have a fix to get it off my phone?
thank you,
Gary Doyle

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Want Profile Watcher removed from my computer

As this application was forwarded to me by a trusted fried I did not hesitate to click on it to find out what t was all about. I was not even sure I authorized the download because I exited before seeing any "list". It appears "Profile Watcher" is the culprit & I want it off my computer but do not have enough technical knowledge to remove it yself

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Want Profile Watcher removed from my computer

As this application was forwarded to me by a trusted fried I did not hesitate to click on it to find out what t was all about. I was not even sure I authorized the download because I exited before seeing any "list". It appears "Profile Watcher" is the culprit & I want it off my computer but do not have enough technical knowledge to remove it yself

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: net framework

do not have net framework

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: speed of laptop

my laptop is running very slow and sometimes give white blank screen

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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