Internet Security Guard - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

Internet Security Guard is parasite of the same family as Home security Solutions. It mimics design of Microsoft security programs closely to convince visitors that it is an upgraded version of Microsoft security Essentials that can remove some of the parasites MSE can’t. However, Internet Security Guard is a nothing else than a rogue anti-spyware program : it detects infections in either non-existing or harmless files on your disk system. This makes it relatively dangerous, as you could cripple your PC if you delete files Internet Security Guard detects as harmful.
Typically, Internet Security Guard infects one’s PC after visiting infected websites, various questionable downloads or infected email attachments. Most often this means that you got no decent antivirus software, which would have prevented this malware from installing. The trojan might show some sort of warning about parasites that your legitimate antivirus programs can not detect and install Internet Security Guard, which would start blocking legitimate software execution. This is done by blocking legitimate (and even some rogues) antivirus executable names in the registry.
Internet Security Guard will show warnings and popups to convince you that there are lots of parasites on your PC. Typical popups will look like this:

Attention! xx infected files detected!
Scan Result: Your computer is infected!
Recommended: click “Remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC

You should not pay for Internet Security Guard. If you did so, ask your bank to block the charge. Paying for this rogue will fund development of future rogue anti-virus programs and we will see more of such scams later on. You should get rid of Internet Security Guard by using one of the removal instructions.
To remove Internet Security Guard you have several options.
2012 version of Spyware Doctor might not be in the blocked antivirus list, as it changed file names.
Another option is following.
1. Launch MSConfig. Remove Internet Security Guard process from starting on startup (it will launch from C:\Users or C:\Documents and settings subfolder.
2. Reboot.
3. Right-click on its icon on desktop. Copy path to the folder with Internet Security Guard executable. Paste it in file explorers url bar and press enter. Delete executable (and maybe other executables there)/
4. Empty recycle bin.
5. Download 2012 version of Spyware Doctor and install. It should detect and list all Registry entries that affected By Internet Security Guard in the free scan. We list most important ones in the registry box below. You can choose to delete these entries with help of regedit program.
6. Full versions of spyhunter, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or other anti-malware program would likely protected from this malware.
The last option is trying to fake-register Internet Security Guard by using one of the codes that are the same as its predecessors (discovered by malware researcher Xylitol) : U2FD-S2LA-H4KA-UEPB or K7LY-R5GU-SI9D-EVFB.
There is a video below on how to remove similar parasites from your PC.

Automatic Internet Security 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 Internet Security 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


Internet Security Guard screenshots


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I have started in 2007 after wanting to be more or less independent from single security program maker. Since then, we kept working on this site to make internet better and safer place to use.

January 14, 2012 11:30, May 7, 2012 14:27

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