Do you know what Windows Guard Tools is?
If you are suspicious about Windows Guard Tools, which you have noticed in the system accidentally, note that it is a deceptive application created by cyber crooks. Windows Guard Tools is a classified as a member of the Rogue.VirusDoctor family. The family consists of malware that possess the same or similar characteristics, for example, identical interfaces. Moreover, the rogue is a clone of Windows Pro Safety and other software, which are created to deceive people. The rogue does not ensure protection of the system – it displays misleading information and tries to persuade users to believe its authenticity; therefore, removal of this malware is highly advisable.
Although Windows Guard Tools is not a legitimate application, it has been created to look as such. Not to arouse suspicion, the malware “sincerely” scans the computer and detects infections. However, the infections are not real – they are imaginary and do not have anything in common with the real state of the system. Moreover, the rogue displays annoying pop-ups saying that the system has been infected or that some errors are found. Note how this virus might trick you:
Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: FTP Server
Sample Windows Guard Tools screenshot
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Potential malware detected.
It is recommended to activate protection and perform a thorough system scan to remove the malware.
Software without a digital signature detected. Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
Such information may seem to be convincing and leading you into thinking that there is no need to remove Windows Guard Tools. However, the rouge has to be removed, because not only does it simulate scans, but it also impairs the system. The malware blocks some executable files which means that it does not allow a security application of the system to run system scans and remove the infection. Moreover, this pest disables the Internet connection, Registry Editor and Task Manager. All these pieces are necessary for removal of the rogue.
If you want to get rid of Windows Guard Tools manually, you need your Registry Editor repaired. Registry Editor, as well as the Internet and other applications, are restored after the activation of the rogue. As the registration/activation key is provided already, you do not have to make money transfers.
Activation key: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020
When you have the rogue activated, remember to delete it from the system. We strongly recommend using a legitimate antispyware tool, which will find all the components of the rogue and remove them from the system. Automatic removal is the easiest way to delete the rogue, because everything is done by the antispyware. We recommend that Windows Guard Tools should be removed in this way, because an attempt to delete the rogue manually might fail if a user does not know how to perform the removal without causing damage to the system.
In non-techie terms:
Remove Windows Guard Tools as soon as you notice it. It seeks to get your money and financial information. The application is a fake security application, and you its presence in the system is worthless.