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Danger level 10
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow internet connection
  • Slow Computer
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • System crashes

Security Guard

Security Guard is the latest rogue anti-spyware application, which was designed to attempt to dupe unsuspecting PC users into believing their dubious tactics to be true, and ultimately persuade them into purchasing the full version of this nefarious application.

Security Guard, also known as SecurityGuard, is believed to be a replica of the rogue program: Cleanup Antivirus.

Security Guard usually spreads by using browser hijackers to redirect the user to websites hosting fake online system scans and thus tricking him into downloading the program.

As is typical of rogue anti-spyware software like this, Security Guard doesn’t deviate much from the typical and most widely practiced tactics of PC parasite infiltration. Security Guard tends to also make use of affiliated backdoor Trojan infections, usually Trojan Vundo or Zlob, in order to ensure hidden penetration into the targeted machine is successful.

Security Guard’s malicious trialware usually runs each time you log onto Windows and will display its fake system scanner that claims to find a variety of corrupted dangerous files.

Once inside the designated system, Security Guard will obscurely create hundreds of fake malware entities in the infiltrated system. Once this is done, Security Guard will then “detect” these dummy files and ensure the unsuspecting user, you, think it’s high time you removed all the reported malware.

As a well-practiced tactic, Security Guard will have you believe that in order to protect your Operating System against these “detections”, you will be prompted to install Security Guard full commercial version which demands payment.

Security Guard has the following properties:
- Changes browser settings
- Shows commercial adverts
- Stays resident in background

If you do install Security Guard licensed software, you will soon realize that it’s not only worthless in terms of malware removal, but it compromises any computer systems’ performance and will eventually slow down the computer considerably.

As a well-practiced tactic, Security Guard will have you believe that in order to protect your Operating System against these “detections”, you will be prompted to install Security Guard full commercial version which of course demands payment.

If you do install Security Guard’s licensed software, you will soon realize that it’s not only worthless in terms of malware removal, but it compromises any computer systems’ performance and will eventually slow down the computer considerably. And once you have installed Security Guard – there is NO way to uninstall it! The only way to rid your system of this nefarious tool would be to employ the services of a fully functional and legitimate antispyware application, or to actually manually remove the parasite.

Manual removal is probably your best bet at maintaining the integrity of your computer, but manual removal should only be tried by those individuals that know a bit about registry files, and should be left to the individual who knows how to navigate their way around system files.

One should remove the Security Guard rogue anti-spyware application as soon as it has been detected.

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How to manually remove Security Guard

Files associated with Security Guard infection:

Security Guard.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\???????
SGdccb.exe, xp_7dfc7[1].exe
Security Guard.lnk
SGdccb.exe, xp_7dfc7[1].exe
SECURITY IGUARD.EXE
xp_7dfc7[1].exe
SGdccb.exe
%AppData%\Security Guard

Security Guard processes to kill:

SGdccb.exe, xp_7dfc7[1].exe
xp_7dfc7[1].exe
SGdccb.exe
SGdccb.exe, xp_7dfc7[1].exe

Remove Security Guard registry entries:

SGdccb.DocHostUIHandler
MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunSecurity Guard
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