Do you know what Windows Software Guard is?
Being faced with increasingly cynical and educated consumers, developers behind rogue security tools such as Windows Software Guard has had o rethink their approach in order to continue ripping consumers off successfully. Windows Software Guard, which forms part of the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials scam, was designed for this exact purpose. Despite what it would like you to believe, Windows Software Guard has no ability to detect, quarantine or remove any type of threat or infection from a system. In fact, Windows Software Guard is nothing more than an infection responsible for causing severe and lasting damage to its victims’ PCs.
What makes this rogue even more dangerous is the fact that Windows Software Guard enters the system without virtually undetected. This makes it considerably more difficult to detect and remove Windows Software Guard from the system. Trojans root the Windows Software Guard infection into host PCs. These Trojans are distributed by fake online malware scanners and seditious browser hijackers. Windows Software Guard has also been known to bundle its Trojans and malware along with legitimate security updates and downloads obtained from third party websites. The browser hijackers employed by Windows Software Guard as part of its online marketing campaign makes use of dubious drive-by download techniques. This only requires the user to visit the compromised domain in order to be subjected to attacks which will ultimately allow access to the Windows Software Guard Trojans and malware.
Users who did not erase Windows Software Guard from their systems in time complained about being unable to launch any type of executables on their systems, as well as being denied access to their PCs. Distressing as these symptoms may be, there is hope. Follow these instructions in order to restore access to the Desktop:
- Once the system reboot is complete, you will not be able to access the Desktop again but will instead be presented with the Windows Software Guard startup screen. Select OK to start the Windows Software Guard system scan
- Wait for the system scan to finish
- Once Windows Software Guard’s system scan finishes, disregard any type of warnings or calls to action it may contain and you should now be able to close the Windows Software Guard startup screen.
This should adequately restore access to your Desktop, as well as allow you to launch programs and applications on the system. Do not think by any stretch that by following the above stated instructions that you have neutralized the threat in the least.
In non techie terms:
In order to take back control of your system and obliterate the threat for good destroy Windows Software Guard from the system. Do this by investing in a properly functioning security tool which will not only detect and erase Windows Software Guard but offer adequate protection against future rogues and attacks.
Aliases: WindowsSoftwareGuard, WindowsSoftware Guard, Windows SoftwareGuard.