Windows Guardian Angel DescriptionType: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs
Despite its name, you will soon be cursing the day Windows Guardian Angel managed to enter your computer system. At first glance, Windows Guardian Angel seems to be a legitimate anti-virus application with plenty of features. However, Windows Guardian Angel has no real anti-virus capabilities. In fact, its interface is almost entirely lifted directly out of Windows Security Center's GUI. Behind its interface, there is nothing to Windows Guardian Angel except a compilation of malicious scripts designed to carry out a common online scam.
Windows Guardian Angel has no concern for your computer system's security. Instead, Windows Guardian Angel is entirely designed to steal your money by tricking you into purchasing a 'full version' of Windows Guardian Angel. To do this, Windows Guardian Angel uses misleading messages and fake system alerts in order to make it seem that the victim's computer is severely infected. ESG security analysts strongly recommend against purchasing Windows Guardian Angel; instead, you should remove this bogus security tool with a real, proven security application from a reliable manufacturer.
Windows Guardian Angel is One of Many Rogue Security Programs in the FakeVimes Family
The FakeVimes family of malware is a notorious group of malware that has been around since 2009. Examples of rogue security programs belonging to the FakeVimes family include Virus Melt, Presto TuneUp, Fast Antivirus 2009, Extra Antivirus, Windows Security Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, PC Live Guard, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Smart Security, Windows Protection Suite, Windows Work Catalyst.
These programs and dozens of others are all clones of Windows Guardian Angel. Criminals behind this batch of malware have not attempted to make different interface tweaks for each version of Windows Guardian Angel clones. Instead, each member of this family of malware has an identical interface to each other. This means that criminals behind Windows Guardian Angel are betting on being able to produce as many clones as possible in order to stay one step ahead of real security software and PC security analysts. Malware in the FakeVimes family, such as Windows Guardian Angel, is characterized by its use of file names that include three random letters preceded with a short string such as 'protector-' or 'inspector-' as well as by displaying fake error messages that may also be related to hard drive problems and system errors (rather than being limited to messages claiming the presence of a virus or Trojan infection).
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Windows Guardian Angel Video
File System Details
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