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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Blocks internet connection
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Infection Video Windows Safeguard Upgrade

Windows Safeguard Upgrade

Despite reports and warning about Rogue.VirusDoctor family, fake antispywares like Windows Safeguard Upgrade keep tricking Windows users into paying money for full version license, which cannot protect system’s security or delete attacking infections. Identical to its clones Windows Secure Surfer and Windows Pro Web Helper, the new rogue can get into your system through various security backdoors, which are controlled by highly experienced hackers. The bogus Windows Safeguard Upgrade could use any of your security mistakes against you; so stay away from illegal sites, online scams or any other suspicious sources that could endanger your security.

Allusions to Windows security tools, like mimicked Firewall, familiar color schemes and other cunning interface’s details are the core of Windows Safeguard Upgrade scam, because these elements are likely to obtain users’ trust, needed for successful scam’s finalization. And to make this fake application more believable, various, fake online scanner reports and bogus security notifications will intimidate with spurious computer threats, rushing to accelerate their removal:

Warning! Spambot detected!
Attention! A spambot is sending viruses from your e-mail has been detected on your PC.
Yes, protect my PC and remove spambot now (Recommended)

Please click “Prevent attack” button to prevent all attacks and protect your PC

Once this is established, Windows users will be more compliant to Windows Safeguard Upgrade full version tool’s recommendations. With the purchased tool, all irritating notifications would get removed, as well as other Windows dysfunctions like restricted access to Registry Editor, Task Manager, blocked Internet connection, or disabled running of most system’s executables. However, remember that all of these symptoms are generated by the same criminals, who have created Windows Safeguard Upgrade; therefore, you should not believe this tool, and you should definitely ignore any recommendations, asking you to remove malware with the purchased license!

So, if you want to install security tools, we recommend using legal software, which will be able to remove infections, and will have the power to delete Windows Safeguard Upgrade from your operating Windows system straight away. We do not recommend performing manual Windows Safeguard Upgrade removal, but if you are sure with your knowledge, use our manual removal guide bellow. We also recommend using a license key (bellow), which will remove all infection’s symptoms, and Internet renewal instructions, which will help you download legal removal software right away.

License key:

Download Spyware Removal Tool to Remove* Windows Safeguard Upgrade
  • Quick & tested solution for Windows Safeguard Upgrade removal.
  • 100% Free Scan for Windows

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:
  1. Open Internet Explorer and go to >Tools< select >Internet Options<

  2. Select >Connections<

  3. Select >LAN Settings<

  4. Now you need to uncheck the checkbox labeled >Use a proxy server for your LAN< in Proxy Server section. Then press the >OK< button to close this screen and press the >OK< button to close the Internet Options screen.

  5. Now you can download the SpyHunter scanner and remove the infection.

Download Spyware Removal Tool to Remove* Windows Safeguard Upgrade
  • Quick & tested solution for Windows Safeguard Upgrade removal.
  • 100% Free Scan for Windows

How to manually remove Windows Safeguard Upgrade

Files associated with Windows Safeguard Upgrade infection:

%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Safeguard Upgrade.lnk
%Desktop%\Windows Safeguard Upgrade.lnk
Windows Safeguard Upgrade.lnk

Windows Safeguard Upgrade DLL's to remove:


Windows Safeguard Upgrade processes to kill:


Remove Windows Safeguard Upgrade registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\winstart.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tcm.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\rscdwld.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\netspyhunter-1.2.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iface.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\belt.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alertsvc.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "ungklgkqft"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-5-6_2"

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