Win 7 Guard is known to be spread through fake online scanners, fake flash updates and malicious video codecs that are aggressively required for watching videos online. Once it gets there, malware configures some system parameters to disable security programs found or make itself launched as soon as computer reboots.
The additional actions of Win 7 Guard should be clear for every person who has already had some rogue anti-spyware on his PC: malware will trigger numerous popup ads and security scanners with faked information given, like:
These alerts claiming about numerous viruses detected are useless because they tell invented facts. Of course, they should be never trusted and followed, so remember that only Win 7 Guard can help in this situation. If it is left running no your PC, you will start facing continuous redirections to malware sites and attacks from more viruses. To stop this scam and additionally remove it, try Win 7 Guard removal instructions written below:
To remove Win 7 Guard you may need another PC, as removing it from safe mode with networking will not work in most of the cases.
a) Burn these programs to CD or write them to USB disk. You can use your MP3 player, or smartphone if it has storage functions. This parasite does not spread through USB at the moment:
1. Spyware Doctor or an automatic removal tool below. Update Spyware Doctor and run a full system scan.
2.You might want to download Hitman Pro or Malwarebytes as alternate scanners. Though you are likely to be able to download them later on.
b) Boot normally. Wait for Win 7 Guard to launch, and run exeregfix.reg . This should allow launching legitimate programs
c) Delete or remove the files that are mentioned in our files box. You can use Spyware Doctor to identify the infected files and additional infections or automatic Win 7 Guard removal tool. Do not forget update it before scanning. Remove what it finds.
d) Scan with Spyware Doctor and secondary tools and reboot your PC. This should fully get rid of Win 7 Guard.
UPDATE!!! One of PC security bloggers, S!Ri, has announced about a serial code that may help you to disable those malwares that all change their names according to OS they find. Enter this serial code when doing Win 7 Guard registration: 145-17884799-7733. This and the order number 21197673 should also work for earlier versions of this type of parasite. After typing them, you should become able to use your anti-spyware, if it fails follow the guide written above. Be aware that these numbers are expected to change in the near future!
Win 7 Guard properties:
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background
Win 7 Guard manual removal
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datapw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassespezfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datapw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datapw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTpezfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datapw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datapw.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datapw.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datapw.exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication DataopRSK
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datapw.exe
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication DataMSASCui.exe
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