How to Remove “guard.exe”

What is guard.exe?


guard.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as AVG Anti-Spyware guard. It belongs to software AVG Anti-Spyware and was developed by AVG. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as guard.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with guard.exe malware?       


Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with guard.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • guard.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the guard.exe and open the file location


If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with guard.exe malware.

How to remove guard.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing guard.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove guard.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 April 2011 at 8:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable ac2958898fa3794f
bccc7df6904bd957
16c2d886
9020ea4202967ebd
961df4ffafc68b04
Application.
Win32.Themid
a.~AA
No 2.6.1.2 2.6.1.2 United States N/A
2 Colo-Server Executable c2b6168004a59097
3d91585cb94adf5f
b7e8cade
4a373f369ff6faba
1dd5b588731446b7
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.0.0.0 2.0.0.0 Thailand N/A
3 kvoUusLQaNmwvhJZFauwoxaBATHogeDJGkbRGRsszTlWvTrEsBCNDcFNgpLwlLuuhc Executable 0b91fbe46a1e3739
4353e8a9f0826304
49509d9c
3c3e3fc5bc46ad99
8d64ff2772eb0273
TrojWare.MSI
L.Spy.Keylog
ger.agh
No 236.334.52
1.953
236.334.52
1.953
Internal Submission N/A
4 Colo-Server Executable c2b6168004a59097
3d91585cb94adf5f
b7e8cade
4a373f369ff6faba
1dd5b588731446b7
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.0.0.0 2.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
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13

Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 September 2008 at 4:50 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 5c9f5fe6785b8481
3a0303f496ab7042
d98fc73d
834c709455bfefb9
b0e8976bad13a8f4
No N/A N/A United States
2 Anti-Malware Development a.s. Executable 2288a621bef81044
edc4bfc906f9cb35
b73e324f
e8fbdcc8d618d1bb
84b828f247a6244b
No 7, 5, 0,
47
7, 5, 0,
47
Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 31b33cd226a7d6b7
51428be4b58689b9
89b98213
aca7a4527e7220ee
f12e9be09f54680a
No 0.0.1.1 0.0.1.1 China
4 N/A Executable e76e5589cdfb1ceb
3ddf23dbe479fb86
d9b7263b
5f48164061baba56
24beb67c2ad7de26
No 0.0.1.1 0.0.1.1 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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