Do you know what Windows Safeguard Utility is?
Windows Safeguard Utility is the latest addition to the well-known and widely despised Fake Microsoft Security Essentials scam. It also emanates from the same family of rogues as the hotly contested Windows System Tasks and Windows Repairing System rogue antispyware applications. This rogue may seem to come across as a genuine and user friendly security application, but in reality Windows Safeguard Utility never had any ability to detect, quarantine or remove any threat from an infected system, and is indeed a genuine threat to any healthy PC in itself.
Windows Safeguard Utility enters the system under suspicious circumstances. This rogue will use any method at its disposal to forcefully enter and root itself in its victims’ PCs. The tactics it has been known to use include bundled software downloads, browser hijacking websites as well as through bogus online malware scanners. It will also exploit any and all system and browser vulnerabilities to achieve this goal.
Because of its completely stealth intrusion of the system, the user will find it difficult to identify and destroy Windows Safeguard Utility without some help. The first clue the user will have as to the presence of Windows Safeguard Utility on the system will come from a fake system scan Windows Safeguard Utility will launch. This fake scan will yield various false positives, and should not be trusted.
As a further attack, Windows Safeguard Utility will assail the user with numerous falsely generated security alerts. These alerts will come in the form of incessant pop up messages. Other symptoms include increased erratic system behavior, the inability to connect to the Internet, being unable to launch any applications and extremely poor system performance. These are all tactics employed by Windows Safeguard Utility to force the user into paying for its utterly worthless software.
In order to regain control of your PC, get rid of Windows Safeguard Utility immediately. This will prevent any more damage from being caused to your PC, and will restore your system’s security. This is safest achieved by using a genuine security tool which will not only annihilate Windows Safeguard Utility but also protect your system against similar future attacks.
In non techie terms:
Windows Safeguard Utility is a fake security application unable to live up to any of its promises. Erase Windows Safeguard Utility and take back what is rightfully yours.