Windows Stability Guard
Signs and symptoms of Windows Stability Guard infection is stated on this article. If you notice its existence in your computer, please follow the guide on this page to effectively remove the malware.
Windows Stability Guard is a malware threat lurking around the Internet finding its target. There is similar movement of this in previous time but it was Windows Basic Antivirus and Windows Pro Scanner that was on the center spot. You may notice that these fake programs are hiding behind identical skins because they all belong to a group of fake antivirus software. Most of the time, member of this clan are utilizing the vast and unsecured connection of the Internet to reach its victim. They will disguise as needed multimedia player for a video web site or pose as a software update for a popular program. Other than that, Windows Stability Guard may infect legitimate web sites to host a copy of this malware. Unlucky visitor of this web site may catch a copy of Windows Stability Guard without their permission.
Once it gains a spot inside the computer, it will start to deliver harmful actions. Running a complete scan of the system on every start of Windows is Windows Stability Guard’s first move to call your attention. This technique is designed to scare you with fake scan results showing many threats found on the computer. Alike other threats of its kind, it will elude authentic virus scanning from your own program. Windows Stability Guard is strong enough to kill your antivirus and reign itself as the only security product on the computer. From there, it will proceed into swaying you to purchase the full version and states that this is the only way to fix and delete viruses detected earlier.
Make no mistakes in purchasing Windows Stability Guard. Not only that you are going to waste money but also endangers you bank or credit card account. Developers of this rogue program use an unsafe payment processor that is aiming to steal your credentials. The safest way to stop this fraud is to follow the guide below that is outlined to remove Windows Stability Guard and all of its components.
Screenshot Image of Windows Stability Guard:
Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7[cf]regis[/cf] [cf]files[/cf]
How to Remove Windows Stability Guard
Manual Removal Procedure
1. Unload any running Windows Stability Guard process by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard. This will open Task Manager. Look for the following process and click on End Process.
Protector-(random 3 characters).exe
2. If there is an antivirus program installed, connect to Internet and update it to have the latest database and pattern files.
3. Thoroughly scan the computer and clean/delete all infected files. Check if there are remnants of virus-related files, delete if found.
4. Edit Windows registry and delete Windows Stability Guard entries. [how to edit registry]
5. Close registry editor, changes will be save automatically.
6. Remove Windows Stability Guard start-up entry by going to Start > Run, type msconfig on the "Open" dialog box. System Configuration Utility will open. Go to Startup tab and uncheck these Startup items.
Protector-(random 3 characters).exe
7. Click on Apply and reboot the computer for changes to take effect.
Windows Stability Guard Removal ToolFor automatic removal of this malware, please click here to download anti-malware tool. There are instances that Trojan will block the downloading of our recommended tool. On this situation, please download the file from a clean computer. Rename the file before installing it on the infected system.
Alternative Removal Method for Windows Stability Guard
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Windows Stability Guard 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 Windows Stability Guard 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 : Windows Stability Guard manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Windows Stability Guard 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 Windows Stability Guard.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Windows Stability Guard files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.
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.
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 Windows Stability Guard.
- 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.