Windows Safeguard Utility – rogue. How to uninstall Windows Safeguard Utility fake system optimizer
Windows Safeguard Utility indeed is not the tool that you need to keep. Are you thinking of purchasing it? Never do it! If you really care for the security of your computer, if you are not the one who spends funds for useless programs then you should not purchase Windows Safeguard Utility, cause this is the virus program designed to damage your system.
In addition to the above-mentioned data, Windows Safeguard Utility has the goal to snatch as much money from you as it can. This is done by means of tricking, fooling and deceiving you. Don’t forget that Windows Safeguard Utility is spread and installed in the form of fake Microsoft Security Essential Alerts. As soon as their role is accomplished users would encounter the main program window of Windows Safeguard Utility in front of their desktop. The very fact that Windows Safeguard Utility interfered into your PC implies that the security settings of your system require improvement. In addition, you should be careful with what sites you visit, that items over the Internet you click and what stuff you download. We used the word “stuff” cause there is indeed a lot of garbage in the Internet which is “whitened” to have a similarity of some decent program. However, many of such programs (and Windows Safeguard Utility is one of them) are simply like the wolves in the clothes of a sheep.
Windows Safeguard Utility initiates fake scan of your computer after it is successfully installed and after your system is rebooted. After these fake scans Windows Safeguard Utility initiates fake report about all kinds of problems, errors and bugs with your machine. Remember that all of them are fake. Be not scared with these bogus reports of Windows Safeguard Utility and be not deceived with Windows Safeguard Utility’s promises to fix them if you buy its full version. The only goal of Windows Safeguard Utility is to convince you to pay money for it. Windows Safeguard Utility cannot fix real problems when they indeed take place. Windows Safeguard Utility will not make your PC work better.
The final conclusion for this newsletter is as follows: do not ever buy RN. Remove it if you do not want to have further problems with your PC. We recommend automatic removal using some decent anti-virus application. Alternatively, you may choose manual removal of this malware.
Windows Safeguard Utility virus automatic uninstall guide:
Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Safeguard Utility virus several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is required because Windows Safeguard Utility blocks your Internet connection, and you will not be able to launch GridinSoft Trojan Killer. In order to prevent this blockage please take the following sequence of steps:
1. Make sure that your Operating System is tuned up in such a mode that hidden files and folders of your PC are viewable. The instruction on how to do it can be found here for Windows XP and here for Windows Vista/7.
2. Choose “View” tab in the window that appeared, and in the advanced settings choose the option “Show hidden files and folders”. Press OK.
3. Go to the folder %User Profile%\Application Data\Microsoft.
Warning! Depending on the Operating System of your PC, %UserProfile% stands for C:\Documents and Settings\[Current User] for Windows XP and C:\Users\[Current User] for Windows Vista/7.
In other words, the folder that needs to be opened is as follows, depending on the operating system:
%SysDrive%Documents and Settings[Current User]Application Data\Microsoft for Windows XP
%SysDrive%Users[Current User]Application Data\Microsoft for Windows Vista/7.
In this folder there will be the main executable file of Windows Safeguard Utility malware (possibly with the icon of *avi file), having some random name.
4. Rename the above-mentioned executable file into some other name of your preference and restart your PC. Upon the system restart Windows Tweaking Utility will no longer block your Internet browser.
5. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to your infected computer, install it and run it.
The procedure for removal of Windows Safeguard Utility scam is similar to the removal of Windows Remedy virus as shown on the video below:
Windows Safeguard Utility virus manual uninstall guide:
Delete Windows Safeguard Utility virus files:
Delete Windows Safeguard Utility virus registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe”