ScanGuard Removal Guide (SecurityService.exe, ScanGuard.exe)

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ScanGuard‏ from the FakeVimes family is a fake security program classified as rogueware (rague software) which pretends to be a legitimate security program and claims that malware has been detected on your computer and displays false scan results, fake security alerts, and does not allow you to run any application on your computer. When the fake scan is finished, you will be prompted to buy ScanGuard‏ to clean your computer and the infections that have been found.

ScanGuard
ScanGuard

The ScanGuard‏ rogueware is distributed through compromised web sites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer like Java and through fake online scanners that state you are infected and then prompt you to install the ScanGuard to scan your computer for the precense of malware.. The ScanGuard‏ rogueware is distributed through compromised web sites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer like Java and through fake online scanners that state you are infected and then prompt you to install the ScanGuard to scan your computer for the precense of malware.

When you try to start a security program like a malwarescanner on your computer, ScanGuard will automatically close it and will state that the program is infected. If your computer is infected with ScanGuard, then you are seeing the following screens and msessages, follow the guide below to remove the ScanGuard rogueware from your your computer with free software.

ScanGuard
ScanGuard Antivirus

You can find ScanGuard running in Task Manager as the process scanguard.exe

Product:SS Protect – Security Suite
Description:SS Protect – Security Suite
Version:1.0.0.0
MD5:a3d358beceff959c8c446d7cb70e04fa
SHA1:8f63eddef513739b21033c24c3db9e3f38d2e068
SHA256:6d2394dec37268247bacef88129d98f33979aa337416f133f0d46b50e365b3fc
Size:2609576
Directory:%PROGRAMFILES%\ScanGuard
Operating System:Windows 10
Digital Signature:SS Protect Limited

How do I know if I am infected with ScanGuard?

You may see these files in your computer

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\ScanGuard.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\SecurityService.exe
  • C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ScanGuard.lnk
  • C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\ScanGuard.lnk
  • C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScanGuard
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\SharedDesktop.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\Engine.Win.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\Utilizr.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\Utilzr.WPF.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\LinqBridge.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\Utilizr.VPN.Win.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\SSCore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\Utilizr.VPN.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\Utilizr.OpenVPN.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\DotNetZip.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\AviraLib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanGuard\Ionic.Zip.dll

Automatic removal tool for ScanGuard:

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Removal tool for SS Protect - Security Suite


Removal instruction for ScanGuard:

  1. First of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware.

  2. Run to scan your computer system with it.

  3. Shut down all your available browsers.
  4. In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:

    Anti-Malware: Reset Browser Settings

  5. Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:

    Anti-Malware: Tools: Reset Browser Settings


How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with SS Protect – Security Suite virus in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Anti-Malware: Protection

The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore always” button. In case, if you want to terminate a malicious program, you must select “Block always”.

Simple tips you must follow to decrease chances of being reinfected by ScanGuard:

  • Advertisements. You shouldn’t click on any ads and pop-ups on websites, this can lead to the redirection on potentially viral pages!
  • Spam messages from email. Attached files in emails can appear to be malicious in most cases. Consequences for this will be infection with malware or adware program. Don’t download or open such attachments!
  • Surfing the internet. There are thousands and millions of phishing website on the internet. Each one of them can be very dangerous for your computer. Avoid such pages, try only reliable and trusted websites!
  • Using anti-virus programs. It is essential to use protection program that won’t let any viruses to get inside even if you will make any mistake.
  • Scan your computer from time to time. A lot of trojans and viruses may infect your computer without you even noticing it. That is why you should perform a scan at least once a week. In GridinSoft Anti-Malware you can do this automatically, you just need to set up a “Scheduled Scan” in “Settings” tabs.
  • Pay attention to what you install. There are tons of malicious programs that are being installed through bundled applications and downloaders. Don’t install any suspicious program and files, always check signer before proceeding further!

That is all! Leave your comments and questions below, or use our ticket system to make contact with our professional support team. We will gladly help you!


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