Dr. Guard - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

Dr. Guard is a typical rogue anti-spyware which has many similarities to another malware called Paladin Antivirus. Just like its initial, this program is promoted through Trojan virus that comes bundled under the name of the trialware of DrGuard. First of all, fake alert announcing about the critical PC’s situation constantly appears when user browses the Web and additionally offers him to download the program for absolutely free. In truth, every infection alerted is harmless and invented only to push the victim into installing Dr Guard. If it happens for you to get the notification from this malware, scan alternatively with the legitimate anti-spyware to see that it reports the lie.

When inside the infected machine, Dr.Guard protects itself by disabling all the security software found and tries to convince users that only it is a reputable anti-spyware. It starts scanning the system for malware one more time and similarly states that numerous infections are detected on the computer. This time PC users are offered to purchase so called “full” version for removing everything reported. Keep in mind that these infections are non existent, just like the ones reported online.

Dr. Guard is known to impersonate the legitimate Windows Security Center as well. The program will show annoying notifications and warnings on infected machine’s desktop and will state that computer is under attack, for example:

Defenseless OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Description: Spyware. Blocks access to computer. Attacks porn sites visitors.
Protection: Click the balloon to install antivirus software.

System files of your computer are damaged. Please, restart your system ASAP.
There are some serious security threats detected on your computer. Please, remove them ASAP.

Dangerous! Antivirus detected some harmful programs on your PC! They may corrupt your information or send it to hackers.
Please, optimize your PC. It run only 10%.
Need help? Please, contact Dr. Guard customer support service.

Windows Firewall has detected unauthorized activity, but unfortunately it cannot help
you to remove viruses, keyloggers and other spyware threats that steal your personal
information from your computer

There are some serious security threats detected on your computer: viruses, trojans, keyloggers, exploits etc.
Your computer and all your personal data are in serious danger.
Protection: Click the balloon to install antivirus software .

As you may suspect, Dr. Guard is declaring totally invented facts about your Pc and security problems “detected” on it. Dr. Guard is dedicated only to steal users’ money and seeks to trick you into thinking that your PC is heavily infected. You should definitely save your money and scan the machine with a good anti-spyware. Delete Dr. Guard without any doubt and also contact your credit card company to dispute the charges if you have already purchased this scam.

Automatic Dr. Guard removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Dr. Guard, 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 Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


Dr. Guard screenshots


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 - Passionate web researcher

I have been working with 2-viruses.com project for a while now and I would like to think that our research team has managed to raise awareness about cyber security. I study the newest infections, help out with manual instructions and answer questions that our users might have.

March 1, 2010 10:38, March 1, 2010 11:19

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