AntiMalwareGuard is a fake security application that has browser hijacking capabilities. Despite its authentic-looking interface and convincing name, AntiMalwareGuard is a malware infection that is part of a well-known online scam. The main aim of AntiMalwareGuard is to attack the victim's computer and then deceive the victim by making it appear that it is an external malware infection that is causing the attack. The AntiMalwareGuard rogue security program will claim to have the solution for your malware problems, even though AntiMalwareGuard is itself the root of them in the first place. AntiMalwareGuard has been known to be distributed through fake video codecs and fake updates for Adobe Flash and other multimedia applications. According to ESG security researchers, common sources of the Trojans designed to deliver AntiMalwareGuard are fraudulent pornographic video websites, pirated movie streaming websites, and viral video scams on online networks which, when clicked, will claim that the user needs to download an update for Adobe Flash from an unsafe source. These sources may also claim that the user requires a specific video codec which in reality contains the delivery Trojan associated with AntiMalwareGuard.
Understanding the AntiMalwareGuard Scam
AntiMalwareGuard will not guard your computer system in any way. Even though its interface boasts a large number of anti-virus features, from the very start this fake security program will rely on harmful scripts and Trojans in order to make its home in your computer system. After becoming infected with AntiMalwareGuard, your computer system will start pestering you with a large number of error messages and fake system alerts. These are designed to lure you into believing that your PC is severely infected. In fact, it is infected, but the main culprit is AntiMalwareGuard itself. AntiMalwareGuard can carry out these harmful operations because, once installed, AntiMalwareGuard makes important changes to the Windows Registry and to your systems settings. These put AntiMalwareGuard in control of critical system processes and features which AntiMalwareGuard can then disrupt in order to make using the infected computer system nearly impossible. AntiMalwareGuard has also been known to hijack your browser and forcefully lead it to visit websites associated with AntiMalwareGuard as well as blocking websites associated with security applications. AntiMalwareGuard can also block access to your real anti-malware application, making the removal of AntiMalwareGuard more difficult. However, there is no need to worry; these malicious actions can be avoided by booting up Windows in Safe Mode. Once this is done, removing AntiMalwareGuard is simply a matter of using the anti-malware program of your choice.
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to Detect AntiMalwareGuard * SpyHunter's scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read more on SpyHunter. If you no longer wish to have SpyHunter installed on your computer, follow these steps to uninstall SpyHunter.
Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?
Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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