Windows Safeguard Utility. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as WindowsSafeguardUtility | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Safeguard Utility is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays fake security warnings and false security threats to scare you into thinking that you are infected. It prompts to register the program to remove the infections. It pretends to scan the computer for viruses and system errors and states that your computer in infected with spyware, trojans and other malicious software. If you want to remove the infections you have to pay for a full version of Windows Safeguard Utility. Of course, you shouldn't do that because this program is a scam. It won't fix any errors simply because they are all fake. Fake scan results is a method to scare you into purchasing the program. You should remove Windows Safeguard Utility from your computer as soon as possible. Please use the removal tool given below or remove the rogue program manually. Windows Safeguard Utility will constantly display fake error messages stating that your computer in infected with keyloggers and viruses.

Once installed, Windows Safeguard Utility will prompt you to start your computer in protected mode to ensure that your computer is properly protected against possible attacks and malware. However, in reality it blocks programs on your computer randomly and states that they are infected or potentially harmful. Windows Safeguard Utility is nothing more but a fraud. It displays fake error messages and security alerts to make you think that your computer in infected. Then it prompts to pay for a full version of the program to clean up the computer. Do not buy. Instead, use our removal instructions below to remove Windows Safeguard Utility from the system upon detection.

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Windows Safeguard Utility manual removal:

Kill processes:
[random].exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsafwserv.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsavastsvc.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsavastui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsegui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsekrn.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsascui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsmpeng.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsseces.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = '0'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = '0'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionSystemRestore "DisableSR " = '1'

Delete files:
%UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoft[random].exe

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  • Harold Peoples

    hpeoples@hughes.net…..phone 318.498.2988
    A few weeks ago I purchased the windows safeguard Utility anti-virus program. I purchase the lifetime on and it did clean my computer to where I could use it again
    However I lost my Nortons anti-virus program and cant get it to come up and I had purchased it also. I dont have a receipt # but I do have the serial # that they gave me, it is VF19-ZO9C-18A3-E403 and I can also give you the credit card # I used to purchase it. However now I cant even find it on my computer and it was suppose to be for lifetime of computer. Could you please let me know how to reinstall it…..Id like to have it since I bought it
    Thanks Harold