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What does the XWatDog.exe file do?

The XWatDog.exe process is also known as XWatDog and is a part of XWatDog Application. This software is produced by XGI Technology (www.xgitech.com) or, as the case may be, VGA Technology. An obsolete or defective version of XWatDog.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about XWatDog.exe XWatDog

XWatDog.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file XWatDog.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 81,920 bytes.
To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). XWatDog.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves XWatDog.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about XWatDog?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall XWatDog Application

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To remove XWatDog from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for XWatDog Application in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if XWatDog.exe (XWatDog) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of XWatDog. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for XWatDog or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or XWatDog.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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