Security Guard 2012

Security Guard 2012 Description

Type: Trojan

Security Guard 2012 is a bogus security program designed with the intention of extorting money from unsuspecting computer users. Security Guard 2012 utilizes coercive techniques to push computer users into ultimately purchasing a full version of Security Guard 2012. This is usually performed by Security Guard 2012 using fake security alert messages and returning system scan results populated with multiple malware threats. Basically, Security Guard 2012 is unable to address any type of malware infection issue even if the purchased version is acquired. It is highly suggestive that Security Guard 2012 be safely detected and removed with a trusted spyware removal application.

Technical Information

File System Details

Security Guard 2012 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %Windows%\[random_digits].exe N/A
2 %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Desktop\Security Guard 2012.lnk N/A
3 %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temp\[random].tmp N/A

Registry Details

Security Guard 2012 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "Security Guard 2012"
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\featurecontrol\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION "svchost.exe"

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