Smart Guard Protection is a fake antivirus application. This is a scamware application whose purpose is to swindle users. This rogue is able to infiltrate the system without the user’s consent. Then it starts performing system scans completely on its own. The results it produces will inform you that there are multiple infections present on your computer. However, Smart Guard Protections itself is a virus that is a part of the Rogue.WinWebSec group, which has many more members. So if such a program enters your computer without your permission or knowledge, know that it must be removed at once.
The bogus system scans are used by the rogue in order to trick users into giving their money for its “full” version. According to the scans, there are numerous viruses on your system that are a threat for your computer and need to be removed. But in reality there are no such infections present on the system.
Here is an example of a warning that can be generate by Smart Guard Protection:
Windows Security Center
Warning! Suspicious activity detected.
Virus activity detected.
Attempt to change configuration files detected.
Rootkit embedding attempt detected.
Warning! Infected file detected.
We strongly recommend activating full edition of your antivirus software for repairing threats.
Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked.
Ignore all warnings that this fake antivirus program displays as they are not reliable at all. Just the opposite, they are nothing but false. The program will start performing scans without your permission, and it will constantly inform you of the threats that are supposedly present on the computer. This makes it very annoying, as well. This is done to prompt the user to pay for the “licensed” version and remove the infections it claims are present on the system.
Furthermore, Smart Guard Protection will also prevent you from accessing some of your programs, and it will interfere with your Internet connection. This is all blamed on the supposed infections it claims are on your PC. If you do decide to pay to activate this bogus tool, you will disclose your personal and credit card information. This data will be sent to cyber criminals who will then be able to max out your credit card. Do not be tricked by Smart Guard Protection, and do not pay any amount of money. Also, this rogue is able to download other files onto your system, which is a risk for the PC’s security. If you do find this program on your system, do not hesitate to remove it immediately.
Manual removal is not recommended for layman users as it is very strenuous and it poses further risk for the system’s integrity. This is why we advise against this method. What you should do is use a genuine antimalware tool. An effective program like SpyHunter will remove the rogue from the computer completely and safely. It will also provide with future protection of the computer so that it cannot be infiltrated again by any intruders. Follow the simple steps below to install SpyHunter and get rid of Smart Guard Protection.
1. Enter this code in Smart Guard Protection: AA39754E-715219CE
2. Download and install SpyHunter.
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