Smart Guard Protection

Smart Guard Protection Description

ScreenshotSmart Guard Protection is a rogue security program belonging to a large family of fake anti-virus programs known as WinWeb Security. Smart Guard Protection's main objective is to scare gullible PC users into spending money for a fake security protection by displaying a large number of false positives in the form of bogus system scans and fake system alerts. Smart Guard Protection is disguised as a security program and is typically installed on the victim's computer without the victim's knowledge, often installed by a Trojan infection or distributed using social engineering techniques. Security specialists strongly counsel PC users to shun the installation of Smart Guard Protection. If this rogue security program is installed, Smart Guard Protection is better if removed right away with the support of an up-to-date and strong security application.

The Nonentity of the Protection Provided by Smart Guard Protection

After Smart Guard Protection has entered a computer, Smart Guard Protection modifies the compromised PC's settings that ensure that Smart Guard Protection runs automatically when the computer user logs into Windows. As soon as the infected computer starts up, Smart Guard Protection displays a bogus system scan. Smart Guard Protection's fake system scan will claim that the victim's computer is severely infected with viruses, worms, Trojans and numerous other threats. Smart Guard Protection is disguised as a legitimate anti-virus program, but Smart Guard Protection does not have the necessary features to detect or delete threats because Smart Guard Protection is a form of threat itself. Smart Guard Protection may be seriously disruptive, preventing computer users from accessing their software and files and displaying fake system alerts and alarming error messages constantly. When computer users try to use Smart Guard Protection to remove these bogus threats, Smart Guard Protection will display additional error messages which will claim that it is crucial to acquire a 'full version' of Smart Guard Protection.

Do not pay for Smart Guard Protection or any of its numerous variants such as System Security, Total Security, Antivirus Security, Total Security 2009, Security Tool, Trojan.RogueAV.a.gen, System Adware Scanner 2010, FakeAlert-KW.e, Advanced Security Tool 2010, System Tool 2011, Security Shield, MS Removal Tool, Antivirus Center, Antivirus Center, Essential Cleaner, Security Shield Pro 2011, Personal Shield Pro, Security Shield 2011, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Security Sphere 2012. Its 'full version' is just as ineffectual as the regular version of Smart Guard Protection. Instead of handing over your money, security researchers recommend that computer users use a reliable security program to remove Smart Guard Protection entirely. To prevent future infections, only download security software from reliable software developers.

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Technical Information

File System Details

Smart Guard Protection creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe
2 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe.manifest
3 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.ico
4 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7
5 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7kassgxDq.in
6 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\DD1
7 %CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7kassgxDq.lg
8 security_cleaner.exe 519,568 ff7b883435e3c38e141363908f5c9ad3
9 file.exe 556,032 6d9c2f51784e9f698e618c4cc8cb6810
More files

Registry Details

Smart Guard Protection creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
Smart Guard Protection support.url
Smart Guard Protection.lnk
Directory
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\gpng7pl3
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\gpng7pl3
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart Guard Protection
Registry key
Control Panel\don't load\wscui.cpl
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\AS2014
Run keys
AS2014
RegistryKey
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore "RPSessionInterval" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AS2014" = "%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableVirtualization" = 0

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