Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 5
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: November 23, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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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.


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
NOD32 Win32/Adware.AntiMalwareGuard
McAfee-GW-Edition Trojan.FakeVir.BM
McAfee FakeAlert-BR
DrWeb Trojan.Fakealert.2098
BitDefender Adware.Generic.41986
AVG Fake_AntiSpyware.YC
Authentium W32/180Solutions.A.gen!Eldorado
Antiy-AVL FraudTool/Win32.AntiSpywareExpert
AntiVir TR/FakeVir.BM
a-squared Virus.Win32.Faker.J!IK
Symantec Suspicious.Vundo
Prevx1 High Risk Worm
Panda Adware/AntiMalwareGuard

SpyHunter Detects & Remove AntiMalwareGuard

File System Details

AntiMalwareGuard may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. amg.exe 8ec53e702b8bb3c3da7ceceb14c501bf 2
2. AntieMalwareGF[1].exe 83ddcbac9ffdbe84deb5f02c1ac7a2e9 0
3. AntieMalwareGF.exe fd07f8095332515bc85dba65bba80863 0
4. AMGFreeUpdate[1].exe e6d75b9b21057f64e31cc1a80a6e78a1 0
5. AntiMalwareGuard_Free[1].exe 17df319613a6eccee95f6a16c763e73e 0
6. amg.exe db40f65910898dc7e6067a6644356881 0
7. AntiMalwareGuard_Free[1].exe a2cc01ed83c28a55d2b442ccde297b26 0
8. AntiMalwareGuard_Free[1].exe, amg.exe b1aacba2b97ca5fe097a5995225c02ad 0


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