Dr.Guard Description

ScreenshotDr.Guard is a malicious program disguised as a legitimate computer security application. Dr.Guard is a clone of the rogue anti-virus called Paladin Antivirus. Dr.Guard can be installed onto a PC when using fake online scanners, visiting malicious websites or it may come bundled with other computer parasites. Once inside a system, Dr.Guard will conduct a bogus system scan and report false computer infections to make victims think that their systems are badly infected. Victims will then be prompted to purchase the "full version" of Dr.Guard in order to remove the fabricated computer threats. Dr.Guard will attempt to disable certain security applications on an infected PC and it will also trick a victim into uninstalling legitimate security applications by marking them as infected. Do not become a victim of this scam and have Dr.Guard removed from your PC as soon as you detect it.

Aliases: Trojan/Kryptik.gen, Artemis!10FFA2087496 [McAfee+Artemis], Gen:Trojan.Heur.GM.8000410220 [BitDefender], Mal_Xed-22 [TrendMicro], Suspicious.Insight [Symantec], Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra [Sunbelt], Sus/UnkPacker [Sophos], Low Risk Adware, Suspicious file [Panda], a variant of Win32/Kryptik.CXQ [NOD32], Artemis!56424CFE2E81 [McAfee+Artemis], Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.aofz [Kaspersky], Suspicious:W32/Malware!Gemini [F-Secure] and W32/Alureon.G!Generic [Authentium].

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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Dr.Guard Video

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File System Details

Dr.Guard creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 malware.exe 180,224 21461224b1946d5b5c77008bd472a259
2 drghook.dll 19,968 b2d81d8135a14235da98ca40ca8b2866
3 drgext.dll 39,424 bbd6f8f6023aae39634fc06205968640
4 drguard.exe 2,347,008 8c7dd854515f7c356b13b1bfaefff5b1
More files

Registry Details

Dr.Guard creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%ProgramFiles%\Dr. Guard

More Details on Dr.Guard

The following messages associated with Dr.Guard were found:
Defenseless OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Description: Spyware. Blocks access to computer. Attacks porn sites visitors.
Protection: Click the balloon to install antivirus software.
There are some serious security threats detected on your computer: viruses, trojans, keyloggers, exploits etc.
Your computer and all your personal data are in serious danger.
Protection: Click the balloon to install antivirus software.

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