Remove Smart Guard Protection
Smart Guard Protection is marketed by its publisher as a tool for securing your PC from viruses. It easily finds dozens of threats on a blank new computer. Does that mean any operating system, even just installed, is infected? Of course, that does not, yet it unveils a tricky nature of the program: remove Smart Guard Protection to rid your PC of another specimen of a malicious and sneaky trojan disguised as a piece of antivirus software.
The infection is typically imposed on users as a trojan (e.g. users suppose they download a codec and get this annoyware instead in a deceptive package) and through malicious code that exploits system vulnerabilities, the code being a part of websites users browse through; in the latter case,, the bad script is either attached to in general fair and originally safe website or websites are intentionally established with this code being a part of their script. Regardless of the fake antivirus installation details, it is always configured to trigger its processes automatically so that users are forced to watch its silly ads (posed as a scan for viruses and alerts on the most important infections) whenever they start another Windows session. Besides, the malware is known to intentionally capture and retain so that good programs would operates slower than ever. Again, it readily produces a seemingly timely comment on that stating system gets slower because of user ignoring the threats it has reported. Proceed with free extermination guide to ensure complete and lasting removal of Smart Guard Protection malware.
Once the adware is fully installed, it normally displays alert proclaiming the program a security update requested by Windows. Then it lists a number of infections allegedly disclosed by its scan facility. Actual origin of the threats found is the hacker’s fancy, which is quite limited though, judging by the fact that many computers infected by the adware are provided with one and same examination report. The fake security program is itself a serious threat to computer safety.
Smart Guard Protection Manual Removal
Incomplete or incorrect extermination of files and registry values constituting the infection, e.g. deletion of harmless files and registry entries instead of those specified below due to mistyping, is quite possible. Furthermore, resent observations on fake security tools have shown that this kind of malware might strike back, i.e. make harm to computer system in response to attempt of deleting its components.
If you are a Windows user, secure your computer system before proceeding to the adware extermination by means of system and registry backup prior to launching deletion of the adware components.
4 easy steps to remove fake antivirus:
Step1. System Backup
Step2. Killing Processes (in Windows)
You must kill Smart Guard Protection processes:
Once system and registry backup is complete, make sure the infection you want to get rid of is not currently running any processes; otherwise kill its processes in the Task Manager.
Step3. Exposure and Detection and Deletion of Smart Guard Protection Files
Once the targeted infection is idle, you need to find its relevant entries. Some of them might be hidden as the malware often attributes such value to its files in order to reduce the risk of their deletion.
*This malicious software creates the folders and files with random names, most likely you will not find in their files and folders with names such as in the example above, but they will look something like this.
Step4. Delete System Registry Values
Edit System Registry deleting the following entries: