Smart Guard Protection

Smart Guard Protection Description

ScreenshotSmart Guard Protection is a fake security program, which is categorized as a rogue anti-spyware application. Smart Guard Protection was produced by scammers to deceive unsuspecting computer users and steal money from them. The main purpose of Smart Guard Protection is to trick affected PC users into believing their computers have been corrupted by various malware threats and convince them to register for the so-called full version by paying a certain amount of money for removal of all found malware infections. Smart Guard Protection propagates via Trojans and enters the targeted computer system without the PC owner's consent and agreement. Smart Guard Protection has no capability of providing PC users with real computer protection services. Smart Guard Protection might be able to bypass the detection and removal of genuine anti-virus software. When installed on the victimized PC, Smart Guard Protection will launch fictitious automated system scans and report false malware infections in order to make the victims believe they have serious issues with their computers. Smart Guard Protection will also show misleading pop-up alerts in an attempt to frighten the computer user into thinking his computer is infected with malicious programs and other computer threats. Smart Guard Protection may be supported by browser hijackers, which redirect the hijacked web browser to suspicious websites and block Internet users from accessing legitimate websites. Do not rely on Smart Guard Protection and spend money on this deceptive program. Security analysts from recommend you to rid the PC of Smart Guard Protection by using a decent anti-malware application.

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Technical Information

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File System Details

Smart Guard Protection creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart Guard Protection 237
2 security_cleaner.exe 519,568 ff7b883435e3c38e141363908f5c9ad3 116
3 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe N/A
4 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe.manifest N/A
5 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.ico N/A
6 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7 N/A
7 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\ N/A
8 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\DD1 N/A
9 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7kassgxDq.lg N/A

Registry Details

Smart Guard Protection creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Control Panel\don't load, value: wscui.cpl
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AS2014" = "%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore "RPSessionInterval" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableVirtualization" = 0
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: AS2014

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