Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 14
First Seen: March 1, 2010
Last Seen: August 17, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Dr.Guard Image

Dr.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.ScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshot


12 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
McAfee+Artemis Artemis!10FFA2087496
BitDefender Gen:Trojan.Heur.GM.8000410220
TrendMicro Mal_Xed-22
Symantec Suspicious.Insight
Sunbelt Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra
Sophos Sus/UnkPacker
Panda Suspicious file
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.CXQ
McAfee+Artemis Artemis!56424CFE2E81
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.aofz
F-Secure Suspicious:W32/Malware!Gemini
Authentium W32/Alureon.G!Generic

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Dr.Guard

Dr.Guard Video

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File System Details

Dr.Guard may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. malware.exe 21461224b1946d5b5c77008bd472a259 2
2. drghook.dll b2d81d8135a14235da98ca40ca8b2866 0
3. drgext.dll bbd6f8f6023aae39634fc06205968640 0
4. drguard.exe 8c7dd854515f7c356b13b1bfaefff5b1 0
5. drguard.exe 56424cfe2e81b7a64ef33067c395050f 0
6. drghook.dll 10ffa2087496152ebdd6a64c453abda0 0


Dr.Guard may create the following directory or directories:

%ProgramFiles%\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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