Description of MacGuard and consequences of its residing on your PC

MacGuard (Mac Guard) provides fake protection for Mac users. In exchange, real payment is demanded.
The program is a malware variant that modifies a range of system settings in a way that enables it to launch immediately after system start as the program is added to Login Items. It also may confine web-navigation meddling into browser processes.
In no case it is recommended to pay hackers, even if you are inclined to bribe them in order to remove MacGuard popups, for neither it is a good choice in terms of the social contract, nor it will lead to MacGuard removal and its alerts will not cease to popup. To get rid of MacGuard once and for all, click here .

MacGuard Technical Details:

  • Full name: MacGuard, Mac-Guard, Mac Guard
  • Version: 2011
  • Type: Rogue anti-spyware
  • Origin: Russian Federation

Signs of being infected with MacGuard

MacGuard is a family adware. That is, it is preceded by members of the family released earlier, and is likely to have successors cloned from it.
Its appearance compared to earlier fake Mac security tools has been significantly improved and reminds interface familiar for Mac users.
Main popup of the malware is titled Control Center, but navigating the menu line located immediately below the title will change the title to the menu item selected, e.g. Scan. The malware name is mentioned in this popup. Since it is displayed immediately after the malware invasion, victims of the scamware are unlikely to complain on its detection signs scarcity.

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Manual Removal of MacGuard:

It is a common abuse that application of manual guide for a threat caused system damage while the threat has not been completely rooted out. To prevent such a case, please verify the items you are going to delete properly, for the hackers intentionally name the malware files with denominations similar to critical system files.
Please, also take into account that to remove MacGuard manually you need to spend some time with other software idle to prevent unwanted interference.

Remove MacGuard files:

/Applications/MacGuard.app
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Info.plist
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/MacOS
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/MacOS/MacGuard
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/PkgInfo
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/About-Back.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/About-Mail.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/About-Phone32x32.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/About-Ticket.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/AboutD.nib
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/AboutMBMI.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-Back.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-BigOptions.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-BigOptionsHover.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-BigOptionsPressed.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-BigScan.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-BigScanHover.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-BigScanPressed.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-BigSysInfo.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-BigSysInfoHover.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-BigSysInfoPressed.png
/Applications/MacGuard.app/Contents/Resources/CC-CleanupBtn.png

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