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GuardWWW. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - -   Also known as Guard WWW | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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GuardWWW is a fake anti-spyware program that is promoted through the use of Trojans or other malicious software. It deliberately displays fake security alerts and reports false threats/infections to convince you that your computer is infected with Trojans, Worms and other viruses. The rogue program is from the same family as PcSecureNet, MyPcSecure and APcSafe. Usually, GuardWWW is promoted through the use of online anti-spyware scanners and bogus websites that supposedly provide free online videos. Once installed, it will scan your PC, display a list of false infections and ask you to pay for a full version of the program. However, don’t buy this bogus software and get rid of GuardWWW upon detection.

GuardWWW graphical user interface
[Figure 1. GuardWWW graphical user interface]

Once active, the rogue program will be configured to scan your computer each time you log on into Windows. However, the program only imitates real scan and reports false computer threats. It will then prompt you to pay for a full version of the software to remove the infections which don’t even exit. Furthermore, GuardWWW will display fake warnings and system notifications about serious infections and possible attacks. A typical fake notification reads:

“Spyware Alert!
Your computer is infected with spyware. It could damage your critical files or expose your private data on the Internet. Click here to register your copy of SecureFighter and remove spyware threats from your PC.”

GuardWWW fake security center
[Figure 2. GuardWWW fake security center]

What is more, this program will block anti-virus software and security related websites. It will also hijack web browsers and constantly display fake notifications about insecure connection and possible security threats. And the biggest problem is that this virus comes with trojan/rootkit TDSS. That’s why we strongly recommend you to download an automatic removal tool from this page an run a system scan. Without a doubt, Guard WWW is nothing more but a scam. Please use the removal instructions below to remove GuardWWW from your computer either manually for free or with an automatic remover.

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Reimage is recommended to uninstall GuardWWW. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

GuardWWW manual removal:

Kill processes:
GuardWWW.exe

[random].exe



Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareGuardWWW

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREGuardWWW

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallGuardWWW

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random].exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "GuardWWW"

Unregister DLLs:
10247not-5-vi9us2zd.dll

2z593spy3505.dll

Delete files:
GuardWWW.lnk

1 GuardWWW.lnk

2 Homepage.lnk

3 Uninstall.lnk

GuardWWW.exe

main_config.xml

uninstall.exe

10247not-5-vi9us2zd.dll

10399zroj555.cpl

10z7worm559.ocx

Delete directories:
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsGuardWWW

C:Program FilesGuardWWW Software

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