The screenshot of Smart Guard Protection:
True nature of Smart Guard Protection：Some people might think Smart Guard Protection is quite nice and powerful outwardly, without actually knowing that it is a hoax. Indeed,at first glance, Smart Guard Protection is identical to some of the popular anti-virus and anti-spyware software. However, in reality, Smart Guard Protection is a rogue anti-virus software which may modify system settings and create its own value on the windows registry to mess up the operating system of the infected PC.
Once gets installed on the target PC, Smart Guard Protection may display fake security alerts, fake scan results, and do not allow computer users to run some normal applications in the infected PC.
In order to protect itself from being removed by built-in Windows security software, Smart Guard Protection will disable Windows Defender, Windows Update, and the Windows Security Center services by deleting some important system files and registries automatically. Then it runs in the target PC and performs a lot of scan without users’ permission. Here are some warnings of Smart Guard Protection:
Many computer users are wonder how this Smart Guard Protection virus gets into their PC. Usually, Smart Guard Protection is sent out as an attachment to millions of email addresses, when users open the attachment, the virus gets the chance to install on the computer instantly. Smart Guard Protection virus also can infiltrate into the target PC through freeware downloading from unreliable websites.
Effective methods to get rid of Smart Guard Protection:Method one: Manually remove Smart Guard Protection
Method two: Remove Smart Guard Protection easily with SpyHunter automatic scan
Detail instruction (please perform all the steps in correct order)Method one: Manually remove Smart Guard Protection
Step one: Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Shift+Esc >> Click Task Manager >> More details >> Startup tab >> click on the items that added by the virus >> Click Disable
Step two: Show hidden files and folders in win 8. 1. Start screen >> Control Panel >> Appearance and Personalization >> Folder Options
2. The Folder Options box pops up >> Check Show hidden files, folders, or drives >> Apply
Step three: End all the harmful Processes: Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Shift+Esc >> Click Task Manager >> Right click all the harmful Processes >> End task
Note: If you want to check the background processes, please click More details. Click the processes you want to end, and click End Task.
Step four: Search the infected PC to find out all the malicious files as below and then delete all of them:
%AppData%\<random>.exe %CommonAppData%\<random>.exe C:\Windows\Temp\<random>.exe %temp%\<random>.exe C:\Program Files\<random>Step five: Remove vicious registry entries of Smart Guard Protection:
1.Press Win+R to activate the Run window >> Type “regedit” or “regedit.exe” to the search bar >> Click “Ok” if you are asked if you want to open Registry Editor
2.Find out all the harmful keys, right click them and Delete.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wpm HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.
Method two: Automatically remove Smart Guard Protection with Spyhunter antivirus software:
Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter
Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall OffersWizard
Summary: Due to the changeable characters of Smart Guard Protection, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing Smart Guard Protection and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove Smart Guard Protection automatically for you.