watchdog.exe - Is watchdog.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is watchdog.exe?
Purpose of watchdog.exe:

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: watchdog.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This file is part of "Mobile phone tools". This name is also used by many other vendors including "Watchdog-O-Matic" and even Mustek (scanners for example). The location listed below is for the mobile phone tools. Since many different applications are using this same name, and some are a virus and some are not a virus, I recommend going into the folder and just renaming watchdog.exe to a name like watchdog.backup. This way the watchdog.exe program cannot run anymore and over time you will see if you have any trouble accessing applications which may be related to this executable. You can always rename it back if necessary and this will help put your mind at ease. Its a simple way to validate something when you have a potential virus name like this watchdog.exe program which is a name used by different software vendors. (There is even a driver file named watchdog.sys which is located here .... C:\Windows\System32\drivers\watchdog.sys .... but this is a normal driver file just using a similiar name). Visit watchdog.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the watchdog.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file is located at C:\Program Files\mobile PhoneTools\watchdog.exe

  • Is watchdog.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is watchdog.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove watchdog.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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