Description of XP Guard consequences of its residing on your PC
XP Guard (XPGuard) has become another clone of mega popular program known to use incredible number of names (names commonly know as initial family member names are as follows: XP Security Tool 2010, XP Defender Pro, Vista Security Tool 2010, and Vista Defender Pro) to avoid its detection. There is ongoing discussion on the following issue: whether the names are only names or these are different programs, even if slightly – but not just names, anyway. The question remains open, though the differences do occur between the different names for the program installation or programs with different names, but they as well occur within one name while two different names often display the same behavior. For infected user it is not a big deal if the program in question is an individual program or just a name. The reason to remove XP Guard is that the adware is quite annoying and even quite destructive that creates adverse environment for users of compromised machines, no matter whether it is a program name or just another installation name for program previously detected.
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XP Guard Technical Details
- Full name: XP Guard, XPGuard, XP-Guard
- Version: 2011
- Type: Rogue anti-spyware
- Origin: Russian federation
Signs of being infected with XP Guard:
XP Guard is known to be dropped by trojan. Once its installation is over, the popup is displayed by the trojan that introduces the adware to users as a security utility approved by Microsoft. The text of popup varies. The idea of the message is always the same though and is that the software is an automatically provided update for better system security. That is, it is the operating system that is responsible for its installation.
Following this introduction explanation the adware reconfigures compromised computer to self-launch when any exe file is launched and at system startup. It may prevent exe file launching, if it finds it suspicious and is able to block it. Suspicious for the adware means capable of helping users to get rid of XP Guard.
The adware generates scan window popup and does not scan for real viruses showing instead intentional false positives. Names of true viruses are often used as detection names.
Deletion of the main exe file and registry entries of the adware, as well as of related trojan, will completely destroy the program, and can be performed by the software available for download here .
Automatic Removal of XP Guard from your PC:
The solution for fixing security issues in the computer system will cover any modification of the program currently named XP Guard or clone of previously released program under such name, no matter how you are inclined to consider this situation.
Manual Removal of XP Guard:
Manually removing XP Guard please ensure its exe file is idle. There are two ways for this. The expert’s suggestion is to start a new session in Safe Mode. This should prevent self-starting programs. This is one of the ways and is rather to be treated as a mandatory requirement for correct deletion of the infection. However, this might be inadequate measure if the program succeeded to bewilder compromised system into treating it as system file. In this case, please check Task Manager for exe file of the adware in the Process tab and end the process. The name of process to end is the name of exe file specified in the deletion steps below.
Remove XP Guard files and dll’s:
c:\Program Files\XPGuard\XP-Guard Web Site.url
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XPGuard\XP-Guard Web Site.lnk
Unregister XP Guard registry values: