Do you know what Security Guard is?
If you are looking for an application to improve the virtual security of your operating system, you should know that Security Guard is not an application that you should use for that purpose. Although the information provided on the official website implies that Security Guard is a useful tool that will provide protection while you are browsing the web you should not get fooled by these hoax marketing strategies. The truth is that Security Guard is yet another adware application that will cause annoyance and might even impose the risk of getting your system infected with other Internet-based infections. The removal instructions were carefully crafted by malware experts at Spyware-Techie.com. Read the rest of the article and find out more about why Security Guard must be removed.Security Guard screenshot
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The research conducted at our internal lab at Spyware-Techie.com revealed that in most cases Security Guard is distributed via software bundles. The download link on the official does not seem to work. Knowing that Security Guard is very similar to adware programs such as WinGaurd, Security Utility, and WebEnhance, it is not surprising that Security Guard is mostly bundled in the installer known as Amonetize. Usually this installer is acquired on various suspicious third-party hosting websites. In order to reduce the risk factor of getting your operating system infected, you should download your software from official vendors’ website. It is also important to protect your system with a reliable malware detection and removal tool as it is your best bet to avoid any infections.
Once Security Guard enters your operating system it will install browser extensions just like so many of its counterparts. These browser extensions are used to display third-party commercial adverts and annoying pop-ups. Once the extensions are active your browser will be flooded with numerous third-party adverts that are utterly useless; even worse they could be quite malicious as well. Our research revealed that some adverts provided by Security Guard contain redirect links. Thus, you could end up on a website that is running an arbitrary code execution exploit, meaning that landing on such a website is enough to get your system infected with some dubious application. It goes without saying that removal of Security Guard is a must.
If you want to keep your system clean, secure, and fully functioning the removal of Security Guard is essential. Execute the manual removal with caution as just one mistake could mean that the infection was not removed properly. Traces of the infection could be quite malicious by themselves as they could act as a gateway into your system.
How to remove Security Guard
Remove Security Guard from Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Click the Windows button and select Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Select Security Guard and click Uninstall.
Remove Security Guard from Windows 8
- Tap the Windows+Q keys simultaneously.
- Type Control Panel into the search box and tap Enter.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Double-click Security Guard.
- Confirm that you want to remove Security Guard.
Remove Security Guard from Windows XP
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select Security Guard and click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
It is advised to recheck your system for potential leftovers of the infection in order to make sure that it was removed entirely. If you want to do so automatically and in a time efficient manner, please follow the instructions below.