What is Spy Guard?

Spy Guard is a potentially unwanted program that comes into your computer without yours consent. Spy Guard hijacks your browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome). It can modify the browser settings and change the homepage. Spy Guard also can modify the search results and redirect user to ad sites. This program deals with the dissemination of advertisements. Spy Guard displays coupons and banners with a ton of ads with signature “Ads by Spy Guard”. Many of the proposals of this program doesn’t real, because of it, users risk spending money for nothing. Spy Guard created to make money, it’s a useless program. In addition, this program can collect your personal data and transmit it to third parties. Also, it analyzes the browsing history to select ads that will interest you most of all. Spy Guard can become a conduit for other malicious programs. This is not a virus, but this program can deliver a lot of trouble, so we recommended you to remove it right now.

Spy Guard Ads

How Spy Guard gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs come on a computer without consent of the user. User may not notice the penetration of these programs. Spy Guard comes bundled with other free downloads from popular sites. Typically, users do not attach importance to the conditions and suggestions. This is a mistake. Always read the user agreement to know what you are offering. Take your time. Try to follow closely the installation process and pay attention to the elements that are obscured or are written in small type. Select advanced installation type. Do not install programs that seem suspicious. Be careful! If your PC is already infected, then use the instructions that mentioned below to remove Spy Guard completely.

How to remove Spy Guard from your computer?

To uninstall Spy Guard remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Spy Guard in their database. You can try to use them for removing Spy Guard.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Spy Guard – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Spy Guard.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Spy Guard

Or uninstall Spy Guard manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Spy Guard.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Spy Guard and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Spy Guard, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Spy Guard from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Spy Guard.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Spy Guard.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Spy Guard.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


Key: HKLMSOFTWAREClassesAppID{384997EE-E3BE-49C4-9ECA-C62B7C08128A}
Key: HKLMSOFTWAREClassesCLSID{44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}
Key: HKLMSOFTWAREClassesInterface{2830488C-079B-45C2-88B6-AFE4EAA2DF85}
Key: HKLMSOFTWAREClassesTypeLib{781CA792-9B6E-400B-B36F-15C097D2CA54}
Key: HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}
Key: HKLMSOFTWAREGoogleChromeExtensionsigjjkeeamkpihpncmmbgdkhdnjpcfmfb

Then remove following files:


common.crx
main.js
common.dll
Uninstall.exe

And following folders


C:Program FilesSpyGuard

Written by Rami Douafi

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