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: 21 January 2009 at 12:53 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 700116cd3070d38d
d7b76febb81b343a
dca8a67f
9f68955e811f6b61
6c8f4ebf24c69592
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 5641f843fe3458c9
c082645526afbe0b
3155ca23
3f2aee894d53c330
d5b7d6b0610440e6
TrojWare.Win
32.Downloade
r.FraudLoad.
~RBG
No N/A N/A India N/A
3 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
4 Valve Corporation Executable 78375d224c9eac2e
6beac1f446c2cb46
b9de2ad1
5d36ed4b3eeca964
ccfeb41b2ee23fb6
TrojWare.Win
32.PSW.Farei
t.~A
No 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
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27

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 GRISOFT s.r.o. Executable 9924d9b3b3ecb336
5e8cbae3a6164351
03824070
5dcd235c061022bc
da9aa48670b64211
Yes 7, 5, 1,
22
7, 5, 1,
22
India
2 Anti-Malware Development a.s. Executable 2288a621bef81044
edc4bfc906f9cb35
b73e324f
e8fbdcc8d618d1bb
84b828f247a6244b
No 7, 5, 0,
47
7, 5, 0,
47
India
3 Anti-Malware Development a.s. Executable 2288a621bef81044
edc4bfc906f9cb35
b73e324f
e8fbdcc8d618d1bb
84b828f247a6244b
No 7, 5, 0,
47
7, 5, 0,
47
Internal Submission
4 Mysecuritywin Executable 115eb324577e9c21
f6063eb1781efcc4
214d8b44
6d2ea9f040b83c93
3e91ceb23cbfb995
No 5.3.0.0 5.3.0.0 10.108.17.55/32
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