Windows Active Guard Description
Windows Active Guard’s features may look like anti-malware and online safety functions that could preserve your PC’s wellbeing, but SpywareRemove.com malware experts better know Windows Active Guard as a rogue anti-malware program from FakeVimes. While Windows Active Guard does have an ample supply of security alerts and functions that look as though they can detect and thwart various types of PC threats, Windows Active Guard’s security information is always fraudulent, and Windows Active Guard never makes a true effort to provide the features that Windows Active Guard prides itself on possessing. Because Windows Active Guard and other members of FakeVimes are also noted for anti-security characteristics (such as blocking unrelated applications arbitrarily), deleting Windows Active Guard as soon as you can make your way to a legitimate anti-malware brand of software is strongly advised.
Windows Active Guard – a Toxic Defense from a Typical Piece of Scamware
As a fake anti-malware scanner, Windows Active Guard may put up a strong showing of defending your computer from live attacks or ongoing infections, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have confirmed that Windows Active Guard can’t find or remove any PC threat regardless of origin. Windows Active Guard infections are identifiable posthaste by the rapid-speed series of fake pop-up warnings that Windows Active Guard displays, supposedly on behalf of protecting your computer, although the alerts contained in these pop-ups always are fake. Some of these error messages may imitate normal Windows notifications, imply that OS components are damaged or claim (with inaccuracy) that specific types of high-level PC threats are on your hard drive.
Windows Active Guard’s intention with this fake security information is to encourage you to purchase a registry key that will empower Windows Active Guard to remove all of these PC threats… that Windows Active Guard, of course, made up in the first place. While using a freely-distributed code to register Windows Active Guard can help make removing Windows Active Guard less tedious than usual, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts strongly warn against spending actual money on Windows Active Guard or any other member of scamware from the FakeVimes family.
Even a passing familiarity with the FakeVimes category of rogue anti-malware programs should allow you to detect Windows Active Guard as soon as Windows Active Guard displays itself, since Windows Active Guard includes characteristic traits such as an ‘Advanced Process Control,’ ‘All-in-one Suite’ and overall features that are copied from outdated versions of Microsoft’s Windows Security Center. Similar rogue anti-malware programs from Windows Active Guard’s family include Antivirus Smart Protection, Smart Internet Protection 2012, Windows Enterprise Defender, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Windows Enterprise Suite, Windows Premium Guard, Windows Pro Solutions, Windows Health Keeper, Windows Secure Workstation, Windows Private Shield, Windows Privacy Module, Windows Secure Workshop, Windows Safety Manager, Windows Premium Console, Windows Web Commander, CleanUp Antivirus, Windows Multi Control System, Windows Daily Adviser, Windows Smart Warden, Windows Process Director, Windows Safety Toolkit, Windows Debug Center, Windows Safeguard Upgrade, Windows Warding System, System Protection Tools, Windows Guard Solutions, Additional Guard, Strong Malware Defender, Windows Internet Booster, Windows Sleek Performance, Windows Pro Defence, Security Antivirus, Windows No-Risk Agent, Windows Crucial Scanner, Windows Custom Safety, Windows System Defender, Windows Security Suite, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Windows Safety Maintenance, Enterprise Suite, Windows Expert Series, Windows Antivirus Release, Security Master AV, Windows Antivirus Rampart, Windows Activity Debugger, Windows Safety Module, Windows Interactive Security, Windows Stability Guard, Windows Defending Center, Best Antivirus Software, Windows Proactive Safety, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Windows Advanced Security Center, Windows Telemetry Center, Windows Basic Antivirus, Windows Premium Defender, My Security Shield, Windows Guardian Angel, Windows Software Saver, PrivacyGuard PRO, Windows Managing System, Windows ProSecure Scanner, Windows Privacy Extension, Windows Interactive Safety, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows ProSecurity Scanner, Windows Safety Checkpoint, Windows Pro Safety Release, Windows Pro Web Helper, Windows Ultimate Safeguard, Internet Security Essentials, Anti-Malware Lab, Windows Defence Counsel, Internet Security Suite, Activate Ultimate Protection, Smart Virus Eliminator, Live Enterprise Suite, Best Malware Protection, Windows Antivirus Patch, Total Anti Malware Protection, Home Malware Cleaner, Windows Care Taker, Virus Doctor, Windows PRO Scanner, Windows Software Keeper, Keep Center Keeper, Windows PC Aid, Windows Active Defender, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Windows Malware Sleuth, Windows First-Class Protector, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Functionality Checker, Windows Antivirus Care, Windows Maintenance Suite, Windows Protection Maintenance, Windows No-Risk Center, Windows Pro Rescuer, Personal Internet Security 2011, Windows Turnkey Console, Windows Shield Tool, Windows Pro Safety, Windows Control Series, Windows Home Patron, Windows Antivirus Machine, Windows Safety Wizard, Windows Security System, Windows Smart Partner, Windows Tools Patch, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Custom Management, VirusSecurity, Windows Personal Doctor, Windows Problems Stopper, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Windows Maintenance Guard, PC Live Guard, Windows Threats Destroyer, Windows Shielding Utility, Fast Antivirus 2009, Windows Ultimate Security Patch, Windows Instant Scanner, Windows Profound Security, Smart Security, My Security Engine, Windows Risk Minimizer, Windows Privacy Counsel, Windows Advanced User Patch, Home Safety Essentials, Windows Protection Unit, Windows High-End Protection, My Security Wall, Windows Virtual Angel, Windows Abnormality Checker, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, Live PC Care, Windows Firewall Constructor, Extra Antivirus, Personal Security Sentinel, XP Smart Security, Windows AntiHazard Center, Smart Engine, Windows Performance Catalyst, Windows Virtual Firewall, Windows Performance Adviser, Windows Guard Tools, Windows Virus Hunter, Windows Secure Web Patch, Windows Protection Master, Windows Trouble Taker, Windows Web Combat, Windows Safety Series, Windows Secure Surfer, Windows Proprietary Advisor, Windows Security Renewal and Windows Virtual Security.
The Importance of Having Your Own Guard Against Windows Active Guard
Even once you realize that Windows Active Guard’s security alerts can be ignored in perfect safety, Windows Active Guard is still capable of being a danger to your PC. High-priority attacks by Windows Active Guard that cause SpywareRemove.com malware experts to recommend Windows Active Guard’s immediate removal by real anti-malware software can include such functions as:
- Browser hijacks that alter your online searches or redirect you to unusual websites.
- Blocked security-related programs.
- Damaged and deleted Registry entries that can be used to prevent programs from launching or attack your computer’s security features (such as the UAC or browser protection against malicious file downloads).
Windows Active Guard Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Windows Active Guard? To safely & quickly detect Windows Active Guard, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Windows Active Guard What happens if Windows Active Guard does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
Visual & GUI Characteristics
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %APPDATA%\ Protector-uvtx.exe 300 2 %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe N/A 3 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Inspector %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe N/A 4 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\UID [RANDOM CHARACTERS] N/A 5 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\ID 4 N/A 6 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect 0 N/A 7 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe N/A 8 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\net [date of installation] N/A 9 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\EnableLUA 0 N/A 10 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe N/A 11 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin 0 N/A 12 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorUser 0 N/A 13 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe\Debugger svchost.exe N/A 14 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE N/A 15 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE\Debugger svchost.exe N/A 16 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe\Debugger svchost.exe N/A
- The following messages's were detected:
# Message 1 Error Attempt to modify Registry key entries detected. Registry entry analysis recommended. Warning! Spambot detected! Attention! A spambot sending viruses from your e-mail has been detected on your PC. 2 Warning Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Posted: July 23, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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Detection Count: 204