Security Guard 2012

Security Guard 2012 is insecure software that will disguise as a valid product. It will trick your with dozens of fake virus detection that never exists.

Security Guard 2012 introduces self as an effective antivirus program,. It presents a variety of tasks like Privacy Protection and Firewall. Most likely it has what other legitimate antivirus security suite has to offer. What separates Security Guard 2012 from other genuine antivirus software is its ability to get inside the PC even without the need for it. It install self without your consent. For this, it was another inclusion to the list of potentially unwanted program.

Security Guard 2012 uses many forms of ways to spread. Trojan is widely used to infect computers that are connected through the Internet. It is primary approach of the Trojan. Systems that presently possess this Trojan will suffer from browser redirection that often ends up viewing malicious web sites. On that web site awaits a script that instantly downloads and installs Security Guard 2012. One thing that Trojan did prior to this is to eliminate presence of antivirus program so that Security Guard 2012 can penetrate you system without detection. When inside, the malware directly infect several system files and modifies Windows registry to gain an access on start-up.

The only time users can notice of Security Guard 2012 presence is when it begins to pop-up excessive alert messages. Security Guard 2012 also performs its own virus scan each time you open the computer. To sum it all, this malware pour all efforts to scare you and hope that you will purchase the paid version of Security Guard 2012. Some may think that acquiring the licensed version is the only solution to all of these problems, but it is not. You can end Security Guard 2012′s infestation by the procedures we have provided on this page.

Screen Shot Images:

Image of Security Guard 2012

Technical Details and Additional Information:

Damage Level: Medium

Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7

Characteristics (Analysis)
This malware uses random start-up file name to avoid uniform detected of security application.
Example: etr652uidxz.exe

Security Guard 2012 and other rogue software will make additional entries under the registry key allowing them to run at start-up.
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.

Similar to other cases, this fake program drops files on the following folders:
Windows XP – C:\Windows\System32, C:\Users\, C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data and C:\Documents and Settings\\Start Menu\
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 – C:\Windows\System32, C:\Users\, C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming, C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Deceptive Actions
Once Security Guard 2012 is running on the computer, it will never stop displaying fake security alerts in order to intimidate you and persuade to acquire the license version of the program. Some alerts will contain this messages:

Warning: Infection is Detected
Windows has found spyware infection on your computer!
Click here to update your Windows antivirus software

Warning! Infection found
Unauthorized sending E-MAIL with subject “RE:” to was CANCELLED.

Warning! Infection found
Unwanted software (malware) or tracking cookies have been found during last scan. It is highly recommended to remove it from your computer.
Keylogger Zeus was detected and put in quarantine.
Keylogger Zeus is a very dangerous software used by criminals to steal personal data such as credit card information, access to banking accounts, passwords to social networks and e-mails.

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How to Remove Security Guard 2012

This guide requires a tool called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It is a free tool designed to eradicate various computer infections. MBAM scanner is distributed for free.

Boot Windows in Safe Mode With Networking

1. First thing to do is to reboot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking to avoid Security Guard 2012 from loading at start-up. You may want to print this procedure as we have to restart the computer to complete the removal process.
- Restart the computer.
- Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
- It will display an Advanced Boot Options menu. Please select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Windows will now start in Safe Mode.

Remove Security Guard 2012 with MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware

2. Download removal tool from this page and save it on your Desktop or any location on your PC.
3. When finish downloading, double-click on the file to install the application.
4. Follow the prompts and install with default configuration.
5. Before the installation completes, you need to update the database.

6. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
7. When finished updating, the tool will run. Select Perform full scan on main screen to check your computer thoroughly.
8. When scanning is finished click on Show Results.
9. Make sure that all detected threats are checked, click on Remove Selected. This will delete all files and registry entries that belongs to Security Guard 2012.
10. Restart your computer.

Note: If Security Guard 2012 prevents mbam-setup.exe from downloading. Download the software from another computer. Renaming it to something like 'anything.exe' can help elude the malware.

Alternative Removal Method for Security Guard 2012

Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state

If Security Guard 2012 enters the computer, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. The method also replaces compromised files with a clean version. If you have a saved restore point before Security Guard 2012 infiltrates the PC, we highly encourage you to execute this procedure if none of the above works. You may proceed with Windows System Restore, click here to see the full procedure.

Option 2 : Security Guard 2012 manual uninstall guide

IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Security Guard 2012 requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.

1. Kill any running process that belongs to Security Guard 2012.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Security Guard 2012 files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.

End Task

2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section below.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be save automatically.

Run Regedit

3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.

4. Delete all files dropped by Security Guard 2012.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.

Technical Reference

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