Windows Software Guard is the latest release from the prolific web scammers behind such wonderful badware pests as Windows Software Protection, Windows Safety Protection, and Windows Problems Protector. These guys seem to be releasing badware at a rate of about two programs per day, and they seem to be having a lot of success, so don’t feel too bad about getting this junk on your hard drive. You’ll be rid of it shortly.
In the meantime, you’re probably seeing a lot of Windows Software Guard pop-ups feeding you lies about a bunch of problems that are supposedly on your computer. Don’t worry; it says the same stuff to everyone, and right now your biggest problem is Windows Software Guard, which I can help you with.
Sick of wasting your time on this garbage software? Here’s how you can get rid of Windows Software Guard for free.
Windows Software Guard Removal Steps:
Stop Windows Software Guard processes:
Delete Windows Software Guard files:
Delete Windows Software Guard registry entries:
Note: In any Windows Software Guard files I mention above, “%UserProfile%” is a variable referring to your current user’s profile folder. If you’re using Windows NT/2000/XP/7, by default this is “C:Documents and Settings[CURRENT USER]” (e.g., “C:Documents and SettingsJoeSmith”).
How Do You Remove Windows Software Guard Files?
Need help deleting Windows Software Guard files? While you should only manually remove Windows Software Guard files if you’re comfortable editing your system, you’ll find it’s fairly easy.
How to delete Windows Software Guard files in Windows XP/Vista/7:
- Click your Windows Start menu, then click “Search.”
- A pop up will ask, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
- Type a Windows Software Guard file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
- Click “Search.” Once the Windows Software Guard file is found, delete it.
How to stop Windows Software Guard processes:
- Click the Start menu, select Run.
- Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
- Click Processes tab, and find Windows Software Guard processes.
- Once you’ve found the Windows Software Guard processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill Windows Software Guard.
How to remove Windows Software Guard registry keys:
Backup your registry before you edit it. Then…
- Click the Start menu, and click “Run.” An “Open” field will appear. Type “regedit” and click “OK ” to open up your Registry Editor. In Windows 7, just type “regedit” into the “Search programs and files” box in the Start menu.
- Registry Editor opens as a two-paned window: the left side lets you select registry keys,the right side shows the values of any selected registry key.
- To find a Windows Software Guard registry key, select “Edit,” then select “Find,” and in the search bar type any of Windows Software Guard ‘s registry keys.
- When the Windows Software Guard registry key appears, to delete the Windows Software Guard registry key, right-click it, and select “Modify,” then select “Delete.”
How to delete Windows Software Guard DLLs:
- Open the Start menu, and click “Run.” Type “cmd” in Run, and click “OK.” (In Windows 7, just type “regedit” into the “Search programs and files” box in the Start menu.)
- To change your current directory, type “cd” in the command box, press “Space,” and enter the full directory where the Windows Software Guard DLL is located. If you’re not sure where the Windows Software Guard DLL is located, enter “dir” in the command box to display a directory’s contents. To go one directory back, type “cd ..” in the command box and press “Enter.”
- When you’ve found a Windows Software Guard DLL, type “regsvr32 /u SampleDLLName.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 /u jl27script.dll”) and press “Enter.”
That’s it. If you want to restore any Windows Software Guard DLL you removed, type “regsvr32 DLLJustDeleted.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 jl27script.dll”) into your command box, and press “Enter.”
Did Windows Software Guard change your homepage?
- Select Start menu > Control Panel > Internet Options > General.
- Type your preferred home page’s URL (e.g., “http://www.homepage.com”).
- Click “Use Default,” “Apply,” and “OK.”
Windows Software Guard Removal Tip
Is your computer acting funny after deleting Windows Software Guard files? Try Reimage, software that selectively reinstalls broken Windows files.
Also, to save time finding Windows Software Guard files, download Spyware Doctor, run the free scan, and manually remove Windows Software Guard files it finds.
What is Windows Software Guard
Let me explain some definitions related to Windows Software Guard.
Windows Software Guard May Be Rogue Anti-Spyware
Rogue anti-spyware refers to anti-spyware/antivirus software of questionable value. Rogue anti-spyware may not be proven to protect your computer from spyware, may popup fake alerts or create many false positives about your PC being infected, or may use scare tactics to try to get you to purchase the application. Rogue anti-spyware software may be installed by a Trojan, come bundled with other software, or install itself through web browser security holes. While it is fairly rare, some rogue anti-spyware is created and distributed by known spyware or adware companies, and the rogue anti-spyware may install spyware or adware itself.
Often when you’re infected with rogue anti-spyware like Windows Software Guard, you’ll see a false popup security alert like this:
Rogue Anti-Spyware Tactics
Typically, rogue anti-spyware such as Windows Software Guard has one or more of the qualities listed below, which is why rogue anti-spyware is considered anti-spyware software of questionable value.
- False positives/fake alerts: Rogue anti-spyware may produce a large number of false positives or use fake alerts, noting that your computer is infected with spyware parasites or other threats that do not really exist.
- Copycat looks: Rogue anti-spyware may copy the look and feel of other legitimate or rogue anti-spyware applications. Often, rogue anti-spyware applications may appear as close clones of other rogue anti-spyware software.
- High pressure marketing: Rogue anti-spyware may use scare tactics or other aggressive advertising and marketing tactics to try to trick you into buying the rogue anti-spyware application. Often, rogue anti-spyware may produce false positives and fake alerts about your computer being infected.
- Poor detection/scan reporting: Rogue anti-spyware may produce poor reports when it scans your PC. For example, rogue anti-spyware may say your computer is infected 11 parasites, but not specify which spyware parasites or what type of parasites. Rogue anti-spyware may also report that your PC is infected with SafeAndClean, but not tell you which related files, DLLS, etc. were found on your computer.
- Weak scanning/detection: Rogue anti-spyware may not only poorly report on computer infection, but rogue antispyware may also poorly scan your PC. Rogue anti-spyware may skip over important folders and files of your computer that should be scanned to detect spyware.
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