Windows Guard Tools - How to remove?
What is Windows Guard Tools?
Windows Guard Tools is a a fake antispyware program that imitates functions of a legitimate tool expecting computer users to fall for this trick. The program looks pretty trustworthy if you just look at it. However, it only compromises computer systems and swindle the money away.
Windows Guard Tools gets inside the targeted system using system vulnerabilities. It can come bundled with email attachments or through malicious websites. As soon as it gets inside, the program makes some changes in the Windows Registry. Then the program is launched with each system reboot. It imitates looking for infections on the system. However, it runs a fake scanner which is not able to detect anything. For this reason, the results of Windows Guard Tools scan can be safely ignored. All files provided in the scan results list will either belong to some of your legitimate programs or they will not exist at all.
In addition to the fake scanner, this new member of FakeVimes also generates fake security notifications and pop up messages which report about more system infections and redirect you to some payment pages that advertise Windows Guard Tools. Here are some of the alerts that will be displayed in most cases:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Attempt to modify Registry key entries detected.
Registry entry analysis recommended.
Warning! Spambot detected!
Attention! A spambot sending viruses from your e-mail has been detected on your PC.
Keylogger ativity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected!
Hidden connection IP: 18.104.22.168
Target: Your bank account details
Your IP: 127.0.0.1
Please click “Prevent Attack” button to prevent all attacks and protect your PC.
Keep in mind that these messages provide false information. Beware that this rogue antispyware is designed just for one purpose – to make you purchase its license and swindle your money away. Make sure to remove Windows Guard Tools if you found it on your system. Run a full system scan with 2012 year version of Spyware Doctor or spyhunter to make your computer work properly again.
For your convenience here is a video guide on Windows Guard Tools removal:
Automatic Windows Guard Tools removal tools
Manual Windows Guard Tools removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Guard Tools, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Windows Guard Tools infected files and get help in Windows Guard Tools removal by using Spyhunter scanner.