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

Smart Guard Protection

Smart Guard Protection is a malicious infection from the WinWebSec family. The clandestine program may appear as a legitimate security application; however, its intentions are truly malicious. As our researchers have revealed, the fake AV flaunts seemingly authentic services and uses deception to trick you into thinking that you simply must activate the full version of a completely worthless application. Needless to say, if you pay the requested sum, soon enough you will find that you have been scammed because the supposedly reliable program will not delete any real computer infections or help you protect the operating Windows system. For this reason we recommend that you remove Smart Guard Protection without making any abrupt payments.

Attentive Antivirus and System Doctor 2014 are only few of the many WinWebSec family rogues which have been set out to fool you into trusting fake malware detection and removal services as well. These threats share the same interfaces and use the same fake attributes, including General, Scan PC, Quarantine, Updates or Configurations. Even though these tools appear legitimate, you certainly will not be able to use them unless you activate the allegedly legitimate full-version of the rogue. In fact, if you pay the money you will not be able to use these tools anyway because they have not been designed to work advantageously. These are used to trick you into thinking that the program is real and that it can be used to delete malware. Needless to say, the scanner of the rogue cannot indicate the threats you need to remove, and the alerts popping up on your screen and misleading. Please see an extract from a pop-up warning which can be used to fool you into buying Smart Guard Protection full edition:

Warning! Infected file detected.
[…] Suspicious activity detected in the application GoogleUpdate.exe similar to the behavior of the virus Win32/Conficker.X. For your security and to avoid loss of data, the operation of application GoogleUpdate.exe has been temporarily restricted. To restore the application’s full operation, you must use the full edition of Smart Guard Protection.

Even though the malicious rogue can restrict access to the Internet connection, remove access to Task Manager, Registry Editor and block many executable files, you should not give in. Smart Guard Protection removal is extremely important and the sooner you perform it the less vulnerable your system will be. Since the threat could have entered together with other malicious infections, it is essential that you examine the PC and delete all potentially running threats. Needless to say, you also need to fix security vulnerabilities which could have been used to infiltrate the rogue onto the PC in the first place.

We recommend installing automatic malware detection and removal software to have the malicious Smart Guard Protection deleted from the system. The clandestine rogue could run tens of malicious files which may be hard to catch and delete manually. If you do not have experience of this kind it would be best to install a legitimate security tool which could assist you automatically. Click the download button below to acquire an authentic Windows protection tool SpyHunter, an antimalware which will remove all existing malware and will ensure that schemers cannot attack you again.

It has been discovered that you can use a special activation key (AA39754E-216A8FF3), which should help you disable any symptoms and help you install automatic malware removal software without any trouble. Once you activate this key you can click the download button below and install the reliable malware remover. Alternatively, you can follow these instructions to learn how to install automatic malware removal software onto the infected PC.

Please follow these instructions to learn how to install automatic malware removal software.

Smart Guard Protection Removal

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Restart the PC and start tapping F8 the moment BIOS loads up.
  2. Using arrow keys select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
  3. Click YES on the ‘Windows is running in safe mode’ notification.
  4. Go to and download SpyHunter.
  5. Restart the computer in a regular manner.
  6. Install the downloaded tool, scan the computer and delete malware.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Firstly restart the computer.
  2. Wait for BIOS screen to load and start tapping F8.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
  4. Download the automatic malware remover from .
  5. Install the application onto the system and use it to delete existing threats.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Tap the Windows key to access the Metro UI menu.
  2. Launch the browser of your preference.
  3. Type into the address bar and tap Enter.
  4. Follow the instructions to install an automatic malware removal tool.
  5. Scan the system and delete detected threats by clicking the Fix Threats button.
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How to manually remove Smart Guard Protection

Files associated with Smart Guard Protection infection:


Smart Guard Protection processes to kill:


Remove Smart Guard Protection registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AS2014" = "%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe"
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore "RPSessionInterval" = 0
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableVirtualization" = 0


  1. chayan Jan 26, 2014

    The activation code is not working, please provide a different code

  2. Abybot Mar 17, 2014

    Done, and have control again. Activation key worked for me. Great job!

  3. Jorge Jul 20, 2014

    Thank you

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