Do you know what OnlineGuard is?
OnlineGuard is not a security guardian, and the services that this unreliable program offers are not worthy of your trust. Our malware researchers indicate that OnlineGuard is a rogue anti-spyware, a fictitious security tool that has been designed to trick you! If you do not recognize the scam in time, you may be tricked into registering for a completely bogus malware removal service. Needless to say, you should not invest your money in bogus, useless software. What you should invest in is authentic OnlineGuard removal software, because this is a threat that you need to delete as soon as possible.
Back in 2008, OnlineGuard was promoted at online-guard.net. The website is no longer active; however, this does not mean that the fake malware remover cannot attack your operating system. Fake AVs are rarely installed by computer users themselves, unless they are fooled by fake malware scanners. In most cases, dangerous infections are installed onto the targeted systems silently. OnlineGuard can be installed by already active Trojans, or it could enter your PC packaged with other less dangerous applications. This is how Spy-Shredder, AntiSpyKit, and other OnlineGuard clones could be installed onto your operating system as well. Needless to say, these rogues must also be removed.
Is the removal of OnlineGuard simple? The infection can block the running of executable files, and so you should not expect to delete it easily. The clandestine rogue will not allow you to launch your browser, install legitimate malware removal software, or open Windows utilities that can be used to delete OnlineGuard manually. Unfortunately, you have to open the Task Manager to kill the rogue’s processes OnlineGuardSetup.exe and OnlineGuard.exe. And you need to access the Registry Editor to remove the registry key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ OnlineGuard. Luckily, you can delete the clandestine rogue using a different method.
We recommend using automatic malware removal software to delete OnlineGuard from your operating system. The guides below show how to install the authentic security software onto the Windows XP and Windows 8 operating systems. If you scroll down farther, you will find the extensive removal guide for those running the Windows 7/Vista operating systems.
In non-techie terms:
You must remove OnlineGuard from your operating system, because this rogue anti-spyware will never protect your virtual security from different threats, and it will not remove attacking infections. Even though highly experienced users may have the knowledge and skills to delete OnlineGuard manually, we recommend installing automatic malware removal software. This software will delete the rogue and other possible infections simultaneously.
Delete from Windows 8:
- Access the Metro UI start screen (tap the Windows key on the keyboard to access it from the desktop).
- Move the cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen until the Charm Bar appears.
- Select Settings. In the presented menu click Change PC Settings and select General.
- Scroll down the page to the Advanced Startup section and click Restart Now.
- Click Troubleshoot, move to Advanced Options, and then click Startup Settings.
- Now click the Restart button and select F5 to reboot the PC into Safe Mode with Networking.
- Launch a browser and visit http://www.spyware-techie.com/spyhunter .
- Click the Download button and install the reliable, automatic malware removal tool.
- Perform a system scan and click Fix Threats to delete the detected malware.