- Block exe files from running
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Normal system programs crash immediatelly
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Windows Stability Guard
Recently rogues from Rogue.FakeVimes family have been popping up almost every single day. Windows Stability Guard is yet another “new” face in the crowd. It looks and behaves just like its predecessors, including Windows Basic Antivirus, Windows Smart Warden, Windows PRO Scanner and many more. Judging from Windows Stability Guard’s interface the rogue usually targets computers that run on Windows XP, because its interface looks like a part of Windows XP Explorer. However, that does not mean that Windows Stability Guard is able infect only Windows XP operating system.
Usually Windows Stability Guard enters your system via fake online malware scanner or hacked websites. In case of hacked websites, the download of Windows Stability Guard starts automatically once you enter the website, and you are not prompted about it. Once the rogue is installed, it launches a fake system scan, but its results do not reflect the real file situation on your computer. Windows Stability Guard might say that you are infected with various viruses, but that is NOT TRUE.
Windows Stability Guard only wants you to think like that, because it expects you to click on that “Activate Ultimate protection” button and purchase the full version of completely worthless program. If you do pay for Windows Stability Guard, you will reveal your credit card number, expiration date and the CVV2 code to cyber criminals, and as a result this exposed information will be used for various illegal financial operations. In the end you will just lose your money while your operating system will be damaged beyond repair.
Hence, Windows Stability Guard has to be removed. It resists removal, however, by blocking your Task Manager and Registry editor. This way the rogue does not allow you to terminate its processes or delete any of its files manually. What is more, it terrorizes you with a list of fake security notifications, for example:
Warning! Virus Detected
The notifications and your system’s behavior should convince you that there is no other way out of this situation but to buy the full version of Windows Stability Guard. However, you have to know better – the REAL way out of this includes deleting Windows Stability Guard for good. Do not wait any longer and terminate Windows Stability Guard using a powerful security tool, if you do not know how to remove the rogue manually.
How to renew your internet connection:This rogue antispyware blocks your Internet connection to prevent you from removing the rogue application. To enable the Internet connection, please follow these instructions:
How to manually remove Windows Stability Guard
Files associated with Windows Stability Guard infection:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Stability Guard.lnk
Windows Stability Guard.lnk
Windows Stability Guard DLL's to remove:
Windows Stability Guard processes to kill:
Remove Windows Stability Guard registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = 2012-2-28_1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashLogV.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\beagle.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\jedi.exe