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Windows Internet Guard. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as WindowsInternetGuard | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Windows Internet Guard is a malicious program, which belongs to FakeVimes virus family. All viruses that belong to this gang share the same appearance and also act the same. They all report about nonexistent viruses and then, after scaring people into believing that their PCs are infected, offer a pair removal solution. If Windows Internet Guard infiltrates the system, it starts displaying continuous pop-up notifications every time victim reboots his/hers computer. Of course, it 'detects' the same viruses on every system it checks, so there is no point of believing its reported parasites. Once it finishes a 'scan', it offers to purchase its licensed version and promises that it will fix computer. However, no matter how trustworthy it looks, you should never believe it because it's just a tool used by hackers to swindle people's money.

How can Windows Internet Guard infect my computer?

Windows Internet Guard is spread just like any other rogue: users download it in one pack with illegal programs, after clicking on misleading ads or once they fall for misleading email message, which has an infected attachment added to it. As soon as Windows Internet Guard is downloaded, it modifies the system by dropping its own registry entries and files. These modifications give this virus ability to start its work every time the PC is rebooted, so it starts showing such misleading notifications:

System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server.

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP:
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys

Please, ignore these alerts because they are fake and misleading. They are displayed for the only thing – to make you purchase a useless licensed version, which has no ability to detect or remove viruses. If you have already been tricked into downloading this virus on your computer, you should waste no time and contact your credit card company to dispute charges. Also, don't forget to scan your computer with reliable anti-spyware and remove malicious files that belong to this rogue anti-spyware.

How to remove Windows Internet Guard?

In order to remove Windows Internet Guard and get rid of its fake alerts, you should run a full system scan with Reimage or one of these programs that have also been showing great results when testing this virus: Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes.

If you can't launch any of them, use these instructions:

1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking. Just reboot your PC and, as soon as it starts booting up, start pressing F8 repeatedly.
2. Loggin as the same user as you were in normal Windows mode.
3. Now click on IE or other browser and select 'Run As' or 'Run As administrator', enter your Administrator account password (if needed).
4. Enter this link to your address bar: and download a program on your desktop. Launch it to kill the malicious processes and remove its files.

The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
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Alternative Software
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Windows Internet Guard snapshot
Windows Internet Guard snapshot

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