Friday, February 20, 2009

Spyware Guard 2008

Spyware Guard 2008 is a phony antispyware software that should be removed from infected PC's immediately. Spyware Guard 2008 is designed to scam people out of their money. Do not fall for the Spyware Guard 2008 scam, do not buy this software.

Spyware Guard 2008 is promoted through the use of fake online anti-malware scanners that state users computers are infected and that they should download and install Spyware Guard 2008 to protect it. These online scanners, though, are just advertisements and have no way of knowing what is running on your computer. They are only stating that the computers are infected in order to scare people into installing the program.

Once Spyware Guard 2008 is installed on a computer system it will configure itself to run automatically on the computer when it starts, causing system slowness. Spyware Guard 2008 will also create seven fake malware files that it will detect as malware on the computer in order to further scare the user into thinking their comopter is infected. These fake malware files are:

  • c:\WINDOWS\reged.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\spoolsystem.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\
  • c:\WINDOWS\syscert.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\sysexplorer.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\vmreg.dll
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\olesys.dll

When Spyware Guard 2008 also lists numerous legitimate files as malware and does not allow users to remove them unless they first purchase the software. These fake malware files, and all of the legitimate files it flags as infections, are only being used to scare people into purchasing the software.

If Spyware Guard 2008 is installed on your computer, you should remove it now.
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