Do you know what Internet Security Guard is?
Internet Security Guard is a rogue antispyware program that comes from a dangerous rogue nest called Rogue.Virus. It is a direct clone of Home Safety Essentials, Home Security Solutions, PC Security Guardian and others. The rogue is designed to look like a real antivirus program in order to steal your money. It does not exactly steal your money per se, but tricks you into paying for a non-existent product. There are two basic methods of distribution for Internet Security Guard. It uses either a fake online malware scanner called Windows Web Security, or malware-related hacked websites, that initiate the download of Internet Security Guard the moment user lands on the site. Needless to say, that the download and installation of Internet Security Guard are executed without user’s consent.
There are a few websites known to be part of Internet Security Guard’s distribution system. Those websites are as follows:
If you happen to have visited any of the websites above and your computer is exhibiting the first symptoms of a rogue infection (fake system security scan and numbers fake security messages), then you are most certainly infected with Internet Security Guard. It should be noted that even though Internet Security Guard makes up most of the parasites that it “detects”, it also creates a list of absolutely harmless files and then reports them to you, saying they are dangerous viruses. Nevertheless, such files as snl2w.drv, tjd.tmp, CLSV.dll or ppal.sys are very far from being dangerous threats and you should know better than to trust Internet Security Guard.
Here is a sample of fake security messages you will receive from Internet Security Guard:
Address space conflict
Warning! Access conflict detected
An unidentified program is trying to access system process address space.
Your PC may still be infected with dangerous viruses. Internet Security Guard protection is needed to prevent data loss and avoid theft of your personal data and credit card details. Click here to activate protection.
Once these messages come up, you should close the program at once. If you want to get rid of the annoying messages, use the following keys to “activate” Internet Security Guard:
Afterwards it will be a lot easier to remove Internet Security Guard from your computer. If you cannot terminate it on your own, simply get yourself a good computer safeguard tool that will take care of this infection for you, and your system will be protected against similar attacks in the future.
In non-techie terms:
Internet Security Guard is a fake computer security program that enters your system with intention to rip you off. While it tries to convince to purchase the full version of the useless program, it also slows down your computer. It can eventually result in an ultimate system crash, so you must terminate Internet Security Guard using a reliable antimalware application as soon as you can.