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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Windows Internet Guard

Windows Internet Guard is another fake security tool that replaces such rogue software as Windows Internet Watchdog, Windows Web Watchdog, and Windows AntiBreach Patrol. They have been all created for one purpose only, which is to extort money from computer users. Thus, even though Windows Internet Guard might look decent, you should know that it cannot remove any infections and thus there is no point in keeping it on the system. If you let it stay, you will not be able to access your desktop and even experience other undesirable activities that it will perform. Do not let this fake software fool you and delete it as soon as possible.

This rogue application is definitely not a legal program because it enters the system secretly and installs itself without your permission. Besides, it uses several tactics in order not to be removed from the system: firstly, it blocks all .exe files and such tools as Registry Editor and Windows Explorer; secondly, it does not allow to be removed via Control Panel and third, it starts showing different kinds of fake messages to convince computer users that the main reason why their computers started acting strangely is because they are heavily infected. Because of this, you will be provided with a fake list of infections that supposedly reside in your system after Windows Internet Guard performs a fake scan. You should know that there are no mentioned infections on your system and you should definitely not believe any word of this program; however, you should still check whether there are no other real infections after you erase Windows Internet Guard.

At it has been mentioned above, the main aim of Windows Internet Guard is to convince computer users that they need to buy the full version of this rogue software. It promises to remove all the existing threats for $99.9 only. You should definitely not buy the license because you will help cyber criminals get rich and thus lose your money. What is more, our specialists have found out that schemers might also use your credit card details for other bad purposes because they will know such important data as CVC2/CVV2, expiration date, credit card number, cardholder’s name and other relevant details. Thus, you should definitely not expect that it is going to help you remove non-existent threats. The best what you can do is to erase Windows Internet Guard from your PC.

It is not very easy to get rid of FakeVimes family infections because they block internet browsers, system and exe files. Even if there is a possibility to get rid of these applications manually, it will be a very difficult process. Thus, we recommend using our instructions that will help you to access the internet and download a reliable antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter. Actually, it is the easiest way to get rid of Windows Internet Guard. You can also enter the following activation key to disable the symptoms of this rogue. However, you should still erase it if you do not want it to act behind your back.

Activation key:

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0021

How to get rid of Windows Internet Guard

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Keep tapping F8 straight after BIOS screen disappears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt using arrow keys and tap Enter.
  4. Type cd.. next to C:\Windows\system32\ and tap Enter.
  5. Enter explorer.exe near C:\Windows.
  6. Tap Enter.
  7. Click the Start button to open the menu.
  8. Enter %appdata% in Search/RUN field and click OK.
  9. Locate svc-{randome file name}.exe and delete it.
  10. Restart your computer in a Normal mode.
  11. Open the Start menu again and enter regedit into Search/RUN box.
  12. Move to HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon .
  13. Locate Shell and right-click on it. Select Modify.
  14. Locate Value and enter %WinDir%\Explorer.exe. Click OK.
  15. Go to http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
  16. Install it and remove Windows Internet Guard.
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How to manually remove Windows Internet Guard

Files associated with Windows Internet Guard infection:

%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Internet Watchdog.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Internet Watchdog.lnk
%AppData%\reg.dat
%AppData%\data.sec
%AppData%\svc-[random].exe

Windows Internet Guard processes to kill:

svc-[random].exe

Remove Windows Internet Guard registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableVirtualization" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\svc-[random].exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = 1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = ".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bckd "ImagePath" = 22.sys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image
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