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GuardPcs Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the GuardPcs adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.GuardPcs.

GuardPcs, come from hxxp://www.guardpcs.com, is a rogue scanner program, it shows a fake security center window, shows misleading scan results and fake security alerts. The author of GuardPcs also made IGuardPc, SiteAdware, AntiTroy, AntiKeep, AntiAdd, RESpyWare, REAnti, KeepCop, SecureKeeper, LinkSafeness, AntiAid, SystemFighter, SystemVeteran, BlockProtector, BlockKeeper, BlockScanner, BlockWatcher, SoftStronghold, ShieldSafeness, SoftVeteran, SoftSoldierSoftCop, TrustFighter, TrustSoldier, SafeFighter, SecureVeteran, SafeFighter, etc. To further convince victims, GuardPcs will also create numerous junk files with random names on your computer that will be detected as malware when the program scans your computer, but will not allow you to remove them until you purchase it.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%GuardPcs SoftwareGuardPcsGuardPcs.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%GuardPcs SoftwareGuardPcsmain_config.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%GuardPcs SoftwareGuardPcsuninstall.exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopGuardPcs.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsGuardPcs2 Homepage.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsGuardPcs3 Uninstall.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsGuardPcs1 GuardPcs.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempnsh4.tmpnsProcess.dll
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempnsj2.tmptime.dll

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareGuardPcs
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallGuardPcs
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareGuardPcs
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “GuardPcs”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “GuardPcs.exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “GuardPcs”

Screenshots:

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How to remove the infection of GuardPcs (Adware.Win32.GuardPcs)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install a-squared Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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