How to remove Windows Guard Tools?
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: 220.127.116.11
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:
Windows Guard Tools is Extremely dangerous
Windows Guard Tools may spread via Trojans
Windows Guard Tools may display fake security messages
Windows Guard Tools may install additional spyware to your computer
Windows Guard Tools may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Windows Guard Tools violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Windows Guard Tools detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Windows Guard Tools and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Windows Guard Tools screenshots
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 malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Windows Guard Tools processes:
Remove these Windows Guard Tools Registry Entries:
Remove these Windows Guard Tools files:
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 free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Windows Guard Tools and similar threats.
Windows Guard Tools is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Windows Guard Tools can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Windows Guard Tools trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Windows Guard Tools offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Windows Guard Tools does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Windows Guard Tools, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Windows Guard Tools, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Windows Guard Tools, is nearly impossible to remove manually.