Smart Guard Protection

Smart Guard Protection Description

ScreenshotSmart Guard Protection is a rogue security program belonging to a large family of fake anti-virus programs known as WinWeb Security. Smart Guard Protection's main objective is to scare gullible PC users into spending money for a fake security protection by displaying a large number of false positives in the form of bogus system scans and fake system alerts. Smart Guard Protection is disguised as a security program and is typically installed on the victim's computer without the victim's knowledge, often installed by a Trojan infection or distributed using social engineering techniques. Security specialists strongly counsel PC users to shun the installation of Smart Guard Protection. If this rogue security program is installed, Smart Guard Protection is better if removed right away with the support of an up-to-date and strong security application.

The Nonentity of the Protection Provided by Smart Guard Protection


After Smart Guard Protection has entered a computer, Smart Guard Protection modifies the compromised PC's settings that ensure that Smart Guard Protection runs automatically when the computer user logs into Windows. As soon as the infected computer starts up, Smart Guard Protection displays a bogus system scan. Smart Guard Protection's fake system scan will claim that the victim's computer is severely infected with viruses, worms, Trojans and numerous other threats. Smart Guard Protection is disguised as a legitimate anti-virus program, but Smart Guard Protection does not have the necessary features to detect or delete threats because Smart Guard Protection is a form of threat itself. Smart Guard Protection may be seriously disruptive, preventing computer users from accessing their software and files and displaying fake system alerts and alarming error messages constantly. When computer users try to use Smart Guard Protection to remove these bogus threats, Smart Guard Protection will display additional error messages which will claim that it is crucial to acquire a 'full version' of Smart Guard Protection.

Do not pay for Smart Guard Protection or any of its numerous variants such as Total Security, Advanced Security Tool 2010, Windows Attacks Preventor, Antivirus Security Pro 2013, Security Shield Pro 2011, System Security 2011, Live Security Professional, Live Security Platinum, MS Removal Tool, Security Sphere 2012, Antivirus System, Windows Secure Kit 2011, AVASoft Antivirus Professional, Security Tool, System Tool 2011, Antiviral Factory 2013, Winweb Security, Microsoft Antivirus 2013, Antivirus Security Pro 2014, System Care Antivirus, Personal Shield Pro, Security Scanner 2012, System Security, Security Shield 2011, Futurro Antivirus, Essential Cleaner, Smart Fortress 2012, Antimalware - Proven Antivirus Protection, Windows Ultra-Antivirus, Attentive Antivirus, Advanced PC Shield 2012, System Security 2012, Antivirus Security 2013, System Adware Scanner 2010, Security Shield, Disk Antivirus Professional, Smart Protection 2012, Antivirus Defence, Live Essential Platinum, Antivirus Security Pro, System Progressive Protection, Total Security 2009 and Security Monitor 2012. Its 'full version' is just as ineffectual as the regular version of Smart Guard Protection. Instead of handing over your money, security researchers recommend that computer users use a reliable security program to remove Smart Guard Protection entirely. To prevent future infections, only download security software from reliable software developers.

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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 76
2 security_cleaner.exe 519,568 ff7b883435e3c38e141363908f5c9ad3 37
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\WaDprnV7kassgxDq.in 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:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
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
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}
AS2014

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