Smart Guard Protection is a new fake security program. It comes directly after Antivirus Security Pro scam. There are many similar fake anti-spyware programs that come from the same virus family called Rogue.WinWebSec. All of these rogue programs belong to the same malware clan. All of them are equally helpless for rendering the professional security services. The reason for this is because these programs were simply not created in order to render real computer protection services. In other words, Smart Guard Protection is a serious virus that you should immediately remove.
Smart Guard Protection imitates the traits of some legitimate security software. For this purpose it even has the imitation of some online protection module that runs fake system scan of your computer. However, this is, in fact, a fake scan that has nothing to do with actually cleaning your PC. The primary purpose of it is to scare users to death, after the bunch of fake security statements and alerts presented by this faulty anti-malware program.
The malware called Smart Guard Protection has the intention to convince users to buy its fake and helpless license which is not able to remove real security threats. Indeed, when real infections do attack your machine, this hoax will never be powerful enough to do what it promises. Hence, its activation code or registration key will not help you to clean or protect your machine on a professional manner. Thus, in this case removal of Smart Guard Protection and its many fake alerts is the only logical step that users should undertake. Please find the removal instructions below.
Smart Guard Protection removal steps:
- Open “My Computer” (Windows Explorer).
- In the address field insert http://gridinsoft.com/downloads/explorer.exe and hit “Enter” key.
- Save “explorer.exe” to your Desktop or elsewhere.
- Run “explorer.exe“.
- In the empty field type “Guard” and click “Scan“.
- Give your permission to kill the process of Smart Guard Protection.
- Visit the site http://trojan-killer.net to download GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
- Install it and scan your PC with the program.
- Remove all infections found.
Software necessary for complete removal of Smart Guard Protection rogue:
%Desktop%\\Smart Guard Protection support.url
%Desktop%\\Smart Guard Protection.lnk
%Programs%\\Smart Guard Protection\\Smart Guard Protection support.url
%Programs%\\Smart Guard Protection\\Smart Guard Protection.lnk
Associated registry entries:
HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Winlogon\\Userinit “C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\userinit.exe,,%CommonAppData%\\[rnd]\\[rnd].exe -sm,”