How to remove Dr. Guard rogue anti-spyware

Malware Description:
Dr. Guard (alias Doctor Guard) is one more must-uninstall application. Looking at the User Interface of this software as well as the way it functions, it’s easy to conclude that Dr. Guard is kin to another fraudulent program known as Paladin Antivirus. Unfortunately, there hardly exists any reliable method to prevent the rogue anti-spyware in question from intruding – that’s because it is all about the use of trojan horses, i.e. very stealthy PC parasites. These trojans can be a latent part of some files that you may unknowingly download thinking they are helpful. The first couple of things Dr. Guard does when it enters one’s Operating System is modifying the Registry and adding a number of new files. This activity will set Dr. Guard’s processes to get executed when your computer is on. These executables will make your system act up and display lots of popup ads, run some fabricated scanners ending with purported spyware detection reports. Another peculiar feature of Dr. Guard rogue is its attempts to get rid of the potential ‘hazards’ for its residing within the targeted OS. In other words, it tries to automatically uninstall the genuine antivirus software you have on your PC; this crimeware is shrewd enough to identify them on the compromised computer. It’s too bad though that Dr. Guard is not sufficiently sophisticated to find and block actual threats such as trojans, adware, spyware, worms, rootkits etc. No wonder Dr. Guard is incapable of performing the antivirus function; it’s a virus in itself, so what else might one expect from that sort of program? Every single one of the scan reports, warning notifications, detection alerts and Windows Security Center pop-ups originating from Dr. Guard are framed-up. So instead going ‘the easy way’ falling for this rogue’s recommendations, you must be on top of things and get rid of Dr. Guard scareware before it spots the main vulnerabilities of your system and renders it irrevocably compromised.

Malware Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

Malware Author: Unknown

Threat Level: Critical

Advice: Immediately remove and scan for additional malware

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Dr. Guard Screenshot:

Dr. Guard

How to remove Dr. Guard manually:
Manual removal of Dr. Guard is a feasible objective if you have sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries.

The files to be deleted are listed below:

  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Desktop\Dr. Guard Support.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Desktop\Dr. Guard.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Dr. Guard
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Dr. Guard\About.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Dr. Guard\Activate.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Dr. Guard\Buy.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Dr. Guard\Dr. Guard Support.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Dr. Guard\Dr. Guard.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Dr. Guard\Scan.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Dr. Guard\Settings.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Dr. Guard\Update.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Dr. Guard.lnk
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\about.ico
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\activate.ico
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\buy.ico
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\drg.db
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\drgext.dll
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\drghook.dll
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\drguard.exe
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\help.ico
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\scan.ico
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\settings.ico
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\splash.mp3
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\uninstall.exe
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\update.ico
  • %Program Files%\Dr. Guard\virus.mp3
  • %Temp%\asr64_ldm.exe

The registry entries that need to be removed are as follows:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SimpleShlExt
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SimpleShlExt
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Dr. Guard
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dr. Guard
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Dr. Guard”
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved “{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = “1″

Please, be aware that manual removal of Dr. Guard is a cumbersome process and does not always ensure complete deletion of the malware, due to the fact that some files might be hidden or may get reanimated automatically afterwards. Moreover, manual interference of this kind may cause damage to the system. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal Dr. Guard, which will save your time and enable avoiding any system malfunctions and guarantee the needed result.

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