Smart Guard Protection is a fake antispyware program which today attacks many PCs in various locations of the world. Its main plan is to trick users into buying its license, which in reality is not able to help your computer as far as security protection is concerned. In this guide you will find out the steps you need to undertake to remove Smart Guard Protection virus from your computer.
Like all other rogue antiviruses, Smart Guard Protection comes to PCs without user's approval or permission. The malware amends the system settings of your computer in order to be self-started automatically together with every system startup. Plus, it also hijacks your browser and doesn't allow you to visit legitimate sites.
The rogue comes up whenever you launch your computer and immediately begins imitating its scan. Once it is completed the program gives a fake report and claims to detect all kinds of computer infections and threats, which in reality are not real.
While the scan is going on the following scary fake security alerts, warning and notifications may be noticed to be reported by Smart Guard Protection virus:
Warning! Infected file detected
Location: File System
Behavior description: Destroys and infects system files.
Suspicious activity detected in the application notepad.exe to the behavior of the virus Win32/Conficker.X. For your security and to avoid loss of data, the operation of application cmd.exe has been temporarily restricted.
Windows Security Center
Warning! Suspicious activity detected.
Virus activity detected.
Attempt to change configuration files detected.
Rootkit embedding attempt detected.
Warning! Infected file detected.
We strongly recommend activating full edition of your antivirus software for repairing threats.
Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked.
No matter how convincing this rogue program might seem, you need to ignore whatever it tells you. Again, remember that it has in mind to trick you into buying its full version, which is not capable of protecting your computer.
Please don't buy Smart Guard Protection rogue. If you have done this by mistake please immediately contact your good bank and dispute the charges made via your bank card. Finally, to get rid of this malware program from your computer please follow the removal instructions below.
Recommended software for Smart Guard Protection virus removal:
- Open "My Computer" or use Win + E hotkey command to open Windows Explorer.
- In the address line type http://gridinsoft.com/downloads.explorer.exe and press "Enter".
- Download "explorer.exe" file and save it to your Desktop.
- Run "explorer.exe" from Desktop.
- In the empty field type "Guard" and click "Scan", then click "Yes".
- Now download GridinSoft Trojan Killer, install it and scan your system with it.
- At the end of scan click "Apply" and reboot the PC.
Note! If you could not download explorer.exe file you may download it on another clean computer and copy and paste it to your infected PC through USB Flash Drive.