Video Watchdog Anti-Malware 2021

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Shadowra

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Sep 2, 2021
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Hello everyone!
Today we are going to take a look at this new software: Watchdog Anti-Malware.
WatchdogDEV is a young American company that develops its anti-Malware of the
the same name.
It offers a light and fast Cloud protection.

The developer ( @Watchdog ) asked me to detail it, and I did!


URL: 1/10.

To begin with, at the 2nd URL, Watchdog detects the file, but crashes because the
Trojan horse DanaBot was launched anyway, killing the protection.
I had to restart Watchdog by hand to continue.
I continue, and no detection.
While I prepare the next step, Watchdog removes 4 files, very late,
but I couldn't film it.

Fake crack : 1/1

Detected

Malware Pack: 0/1071..

Either the scan crashed, or it knows nothing...

Execution Test:

Watchdog blocks a lot of files, but a lot of them get through too!
Worm, PolyRansom, Trojan.Patcher.B, the machine is quickly infected!

Scan with Watchdog :

It detects 9 infections (including Hijacks) but freezes during the cleaning, but
but executes the actions anyway.
The PC restarts, and it quarantines files and URLs... We are at about
30 minutes into the test, I think that these malwares have had plenty of time to destroy
the system!

Scan with disinfection tools:

NPE, HitmanPro, Emsisoft and McAfee unusable because infected...
KVRT detects a BIG number of infections... 1849 files!
The whole PC was infected.

Conclusion: Watchdog is young, that's why the test was a bit different, with
details in this thread.
The test method does not change, even though it escaped the Home Ransomware test,
but given the state of the virtual machine, it was impossible.

The software is not very stable. I have already experienced freezes during
the test, cleaning up threats or whatever.

I noticed a big problem with the detection. Why does Watchdog detect threats
30 minutes later?! It is supposed to block it directly before the infection!!!
It has no self-defense. DanaBot was able to kill Watchdog without any problems even though
even though it was detected by the antimalware...

I think Watchdog is in the BETA stage rather than a finished product.
It's a pity, but considering the numerous bugs, problems, freezes etc. that I have encountered,
I find it hard to recommend Watchdog.
In addition to the detection which is bad for the moment, the problems of stabilities
also make the note lower...
 
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Watchdog

From Watchdog
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Developer
Oct 7, 2021
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Hello everyone!
Today we are going to take a look at this new software: Watchdog Anti-Malware.
WatchdogDEV is a young American company that develops its anti-Malware of the
the same name.
It offers a light and fast Cloud protection.

The developer ( @Watchdog ) asked me to detail it, and I did!


URL: 1/10.

To begin with, at the 2nd URL, Watchdog detects the file, but crashes because the
Trojan horse DanaBot was launched anyway, killing the protection.
I had to restart Watchdog by hand to continue.
I continue, and no detection.
While I prepare the next step, Watchdog removes 4 files, very late,
but I couldn't film it.

Fake crack : 1/1

Detected

Malware Pack: 0/1071..

Either the scan crashed, or it knows nothing...

Execution Test:

Watchdog blocks a lot of files, but a lot of them get through too!
Worm, PolyRansom, Trojan.Patcher.B, the machine is quickly infected!

Scan with Watchdog :

It detects 9 infections (including Hijacks) but freezes during the cleaning, but
but executes the actions anyway.
The PC restarts, and it quarantines files and URLs... We are at about
30 minutes into the test, I think that these malwares have had plenty of time to destroy
the system!

Scan with disinfection tools:

NPE, HitmanPro, Emsisoft and McAfee unusable because infected...
KVRT detects a BIG number of infections... 1849 files!
The whole PC was infected.

Conclusion: Watchdog is young, that's why the test was a bit different, with
details in this thread.
The test method does not change, even though it escaped the Home Ransomware test,
but given the state of the virtual machine, it was impossible.

The software is not very stable. I have already experienced freezes during
the test, cleaning up threats or whatever.

I noticed a big problem with the detection. Why does Watchdog detect threats
30 minutes later?! It is supposed to block it directly before the infection!!!
It has no self-defense. DanaBot was able to kill Watchdog without any problems even though
even though it was detected by the antimalware...

I think Watchdog is in the BETA stage rather than a finished product.
It's a pity, but considering the numerous bugs, problems, freezes etc. that I have encountered,
I find it hard to recommend Watchdog.
In addition to the detection which is bad for the moment, the problems of stabilities
also make the note lower...
Hi @Shadowra ,

I would like to thank you for testing our product and providing us with such detailed information.

This is really helpfull for us. We will do our best to make improvements.

P.S: Unless you shutdown'ed your VM, would you please send us the log files? You can do that by pressing "Send Feedback" button (make sure the reports are attached)

Thank you again!
 

Shadowra

Level 5
Sep 2, 2021
247
2,761
Hi @Shadowra ,

I would like to thank you for testing our product and providing us with such detailed information.

This is really helpfull for us. We will do our best to make improvements.

P.S: Unless you shutdown'ed your VM, would you please send us the log files? You can do that by pressing "Send Feedback" button (make sure the reports are attached)

Thank you again!

Thanks to you :)

Where are the logs located? Because I can't find them to send them to you
 

Watchdog

From Watchdog
Verified
Developer
Oct 7, 2021
34
110
Thanks to you :)

Where are the logs located? Because I can't find them to send them to you

The logs are usually found in these locations:
C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Watchdog Anti-Malware
C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\AMSDK

The "Send Feedback" form can be obtained by clicking on the "Support" button on the UI (my bad for the previous wrong explanation).

Make sure that you've checked the box to attach the latest reports and we will receive log files automatically so that you don't need to extract them manually.

Check the image below:

send feedback.png
 
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