Ultimate Guard

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Why You Should Avoid Ultimate Guard

Ultimate Guard is a fake security program. Because of this, ESG team of malware researchers recommends avoiding Ultimate Guard, Ultimate Guard's website ultimate-guard.com, or any of Ultimate Guard's clones. Some of Ultimate Guard's clones include Unlimited Guard, Ultimate Scan, Ultimate Defender, Unlimited Defender, Bogema Security, and many others. Ultimate Guard is designed to cause problems in a computer and to persuade computer users to buy Ultimate Guard. Ultimate Guard does this by pestering the computer user with constant fake security alerts and by showing a fake system scan that displays negative results. ESG PC security researchers strongly recommend that Ultimate Guard be removed with a legitimate anti-malware program. Unlike many other rogue security programs, Ultimate Guard's main form of distribution is not by Trojan. While there are some Trojans associated with Ultimate Guard (mainly the Zlob Trojan and the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan), Ultimate Guard will usually be downloaded by unwary users that have been duped by Ultimate Guard's misleading marketing campaign.

Typical Symptoms of an Ultimate Guard Infection

Make no mistake about it, Ultimate Guard does not guard your computer. In fact, Ultimate Guard does the complete opposite. ESG team of malware researchers has found a large number of undesirable effects caused directly or indirectly by Ultimate Guard. Some of these effects include a general slowing down of the computer system, constant and annoying error messages, and the disabling of many of the computer's normal operations. Ultimate Guard is also related to cases of credit card fraud and identity theft. Ultimate Guard may also include Trojans designed to spy on your Internet activity and to relay your personal information to a third party.

Layout of Ultimate Guard’s Main Window

Ultimate Guard is designed to mimic Microsoft Window's Security Center. Their interfaces are very similar. In fact, Ultimate Guard even includes Windows and Microsoft logos in Ultimate Guard's interface. ESG team of malware researchers has compared Ultimate Guard and Ultimate Guard's clones, finding virtually no difference from one clone to the other. The main difference lies in the program's name, displayed on the top, left corner of the main window. Ultimate Guard's main window includes buttons for customer support, help, and other impressive-sounding features. However, these buttons do not do anything at all. The only part of the Ultimate Guard interface that actually works is the form for entering your credit card information. ESG PC security researchers strongly recommend that you do not give Ultimate Guard your credit card information. Behind Ultimate Guard's convincing interface, there is nothing but Trojans and a collection of harmful scripts.

File System Details

Ultimate Guard may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe


The following messages associated with Ultimate Guard were found:

Intercepting program that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Security Monitor: WARNING!
Attention: System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need to update your current security software.
CLick [sic] Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss.
WARNING 23 infections found!!!
Your PC is infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Click here to activate protection.


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