ScanGuard is bogus security application, that uses unethical methods for distribution and monetization. It is not considered virus, but potentially unwanted application. It looks like modern security program, but does not provide trial version and shows security alerts, demanding payment for removal. In addition to that it installs search.scanguard.com (or ScanGuard Smart Search) as default search engine and homepage in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
How to remove PUPs (potentially unwanted applications) and badware.
FlightSearch Toolbar will set toolbar, search engine and homepage of your web browser to its own – Ask.com. You need to remove FlightSearch Toolbar because this adware will make your browsing experience very annoying as FlightSearch Toolbar displays a lot of sponsored advertisement and even disrupts your online searches. This program can be labeled both as an adware and PUP.
Smart Data Recovery – a potentially unwanted program that gets into computer without user consent. It looks like a useful utility that provides the user with many useful features such as defragmenting the disk or creating a system image.
Developers advertise SystemKeeperPro as a system optimizer. According to them, this all-in-one tool is able to detect, fix system errors, and clean the PC. However, all this statements are false. All this is done only in order to attract the attention of the users. Once launched, the SystemKeeperPro starts forged scan. Then it displays fake alert about detected issues on your system that need to be fixed. But in order to fix the issues, you must purchase a full version of the program.
BackupGenie is promoted itself like a legitimate tool that protect your data if something bad to happen to your system. The software does it by meant of backing up files, folders, documents, and other most data types. At first glance, the program seems very useful, but that’s far from it. According to research by many influential computer resources, the behavior of BackupGenie can be classified as nagware.