What is System Doctor 2014 (rogue software)?
System Doctor 2014 is a dangerous rogue Microsoft Windows Anti-Spyware program, identified as WinWebSec malware, categorized as scareware that performs fake system scans, displays fake security alerts, and associates with third-party malware including Trojans horses used to collect sensitive user information and cause further complications. The System Doctor 2014 computer virus attempts to appear like a legitimate tool used to detect and eradicate system security issues, including adware and spyware infections but instead attempts to scaremonger victims into purchasing an unnecessary “full version” license for the product and causes many problems for computer users concerning credit theft, extortion, and identity theft.
The System Doctor 2014 virus and relating malware may infect a computer without detection or alongside third-party products. Victims infected with System Doctor 2014 malware often first notice pop-up security notifications and other fake messages spawned by the fake Windows program. Fake security notification prompted by the System Doctor virus often claim that an issue needs to be corrected and in order to repair the issue (or in some cases remove the computer virus) the user must activate, buy, or register the System Doctor software. A common notification displayed by this computer virus is detailed below. Please note, the notification are fake, your system does not require attention from this malicious software. Do not activate or register this fake software. This software is developed by criminals, handing over your payment information is very dangerous and should be avoided.
Warning! Infected file detected. Location: File System File name: notepad.exe Level of Threat: 4 Behavior description: Destroys and infects system files. To keep this computer safe, the threat must be blocked. Recommendation: You are using a limited version of System Doctor 2014. Please activate System Doctor 2014 to resist all virus threats efficiently.
In some cases System Doctor 2014 blocks access to the internet and certain websites. The webpage System Doctor 2014 rogue software and relating malware displays is detailed below. Please note, it is not recommended to click any links provided contained in the notification prompted by this malicious software. Please avoid clicking “Ignore warnings” if you are prompted with the following webpage notification:
Warning! The site you are trying visit may harm your computer! Your security setting level puts your computer at risk! Activate System Doctor 2014, and enable safe web surfing (recommended). Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current state (not recommended).
Furthermore the System Doctor 2014 virus may terminate and remove legitimate software used to remove System Doctor 2014 and third-party malware. Since this is the case, we have listed multiple steps if necessary to uninstall System Doctor 2014 and completely remove System Doctor 2014 malware from your computer once and for all.
How to remove System Doctor 2014
- Automatically remove System Doctor 2014 virus – Scan for and automatically remove System Doctor 2014 malware
- Manually remove System Doctor 2014 virus – Remove/Uninstall System Doctor 2014 and third-party malware
1. Automatic System Doctor 2014 removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove System Doctor 2014 and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines such as Conduit or Oople Toolbar that may have hijacked your browser’s home page, default search engine, and shortcut.
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
4. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall stubborn System Doctor 2014 software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall System Doctor 2014 and unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and located System Doctor 2014 software in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the programs as selected.
2. Manual System Doctor 2014 removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall System Doctor 2014 using generic removal procedures, as well as third-party malware that may have installed alongside System Doctor 2014.
Identifying System Doctor 2014 files (Advanced)
In some cases, System Doctor 2014 can be manually removed by deleting associated files. Identifying these files is not always easy and is not recommended. Common file locations and file names are detailed below:
%AppData%\<random>\ %AppData%\<random>\<random>.exe %AppData%\<random>\<random>.ini %AppData%\<random>\<random>.log %AppData%\<random>\<random>.lst %Desktop%\System Doctor 2014 support.url %Desktop%\System Doctor 2014.lnk %StartMenu%\Programs\System Doctor 2014\ %StartMenu%\Programs\System Doctor 2014\System Doctor 2014 support.url %StartMenu%\Programs\System Doctor 2014\System Doctor 2014.lnk
How to uninstall System Doctor 2014 malware
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs, search for System Doctor 2014 and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove the System Doctor 2014 add-on and extension
Use the instructions to remove third-party add-ons, extensions, plugins, and toolbars relating to System Doctor 2014 malware.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the System Doctor 2014 extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the System Doctor 2014 add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the System Doctor 2014 add-on and remove it if located.
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