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: 04 May 2012 at 3:44 pm
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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 N/A Executable 99a2348f6d5cad94
15eb8045c6b41557
5e906dd0
094e0e9759bc0ca1
8877627ada3283da
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.6.1.2 2.6.1.2 United States N/A
3 MagicISO Executable 6cba574cc9fbbf29
f21bbf1ef606b659
2884c07b
49a35df5fe3d7c2a
760c21340896ea9d
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 2.07.0106 2.07.0106 Belgium N/A
4 N/A Executable 7dc4003aebe04479
c6383a4210a4d5e9
a2d37102
218dc39132ff864c
5325eb8c6f56880f
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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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 N/A Executable 31b33cd226a7d6b7
51428be4b58689b9
89b98213
aca7a4527e7220ee
f12e9be09f54680a
No 0.0.1.1 0.0.1.1 China
3 N/A Executable e76e5589cdfb1ceb
3ddf23dbe479fb86
d9b7263b
5f48164061baba56
24beb67c2ad7de26
No 0.0.1.1 0.0.1.1 United States
4 Exxim Computing Corporation Executable e667548c4306f571
a4020fb87203f396
0b4d9c12
8f155bc0622d0e07
66c62f0f50d169a3
No 5, 0, 31,
0
5, 0, 31,
0
Internal Submission
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