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Versions Watcher.exe malware – How to remove?

Often, Versions Watcher.exe file appears on the PCs with active antiviruses. This happens not accidentally but because of the vulnerability in the security. Many leave it without any reaction, someone ignores, however, there are people who start worrying about this item.


Versions Watcher.exe
Versions Watcher.exe

Check Task Manager and right-click on the process if you see it, choose option to open the Versions Watcher folder where the process is located. Do not rely on the miracle and try your luck, it is time to scan the system and remove the threat that penetrated your PC.

What is Versions Watcher.exe?
Versions Watcher.exe

Well, Versions Watcher.exe process takes place after the penetration of potentially unwanted application. Then, many Trojans, viruses, PUPs, adware, spyware and so on can appear in the system. Take care of your security and you will escape from the potentially unwanted objects that want to hijack your computer. Use anti-malware software and improve the situation.

The source of the Versions Watcher.exe process will not disappear itself, it is mandatory to remove it as thoroughly as possible. The best and the most efficient way is deleting it with GridinSoft Anti-Malware software. Follow the information in the steps provided in the rest of the article to make your computer safe again.

Versions Watcher.exe automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Versions Watcher.exe from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the Versions Watcher.exe infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Versions Watcher.exe, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Versions Watcher.exe pop-up ads leave you in peace:


Versions Watcher.exe manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete Versions Watcher.exe from the system.

To delete Versions Watcher.exe extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Versions Watcher.exe extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Versions Watcher.exe extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Versions Watcher.exe extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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