24/7 PC Guard

Posted: May 13, 2013
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 9

24/7 PC Guard Description

24/7 PC Guard Screenshot 124/7 PC Guard is built to resemble an anti-malware scanner and general security product, but lacks all of the actual anti-malware features that you would expect to receive from any such software. As compensation for this deficiency, 24/7 PC Guard pretends to detect a range of different PC threats on your computer. However, it does so even if your PC isn't suffering from any kind of malware infections (other than 24/7 PC Guard). Since 24/7 PC Guard isn't worth your money or time to register, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend the same reaction to 24/7 PC Guard that would be used against any similar scamware: deleting 24/7 PC Guard with a real anti-malware program after you've taken any measures needed to disable any active malicious software.

24/7 PC Guard: Providing Bad Intel Every Hour of the Day

While unrelated to prominent scamware families like FakeRean, Winwebsec or FakePAV, 24/7 PC Guard still displays the hallmark characteristics of such traditional types of fake anti-malware scanners. 24/7 PC Guard can't detect real malware or attacks against your computer, but, nonetheless, is capable of creating fake system scans (particularly registry-based simulations) that appear to detect large amounts of various PC threats. However, 24/7 PC Guard does this without any real attempts to identify the presence of any malware that may or may not be present.

SpywareRemove.com malware experts note that 24/7 PC Guard, so far, hasn't been seen to have any self-distributing qualities, such as the ability to spread through removable devices, networks or spam. However, 24/7 PC Guard may be distributed and installed by other PC threats that are designed for this purpose, such as various flavors of backdoor trojans, worms, trojan droppers and website-hosted browser exploits like the notorious Blacole. For the safety of your computer, you always should assume that any visible 24/7 PC Guard infection may be supported by related PC threats.

Taking Your Computer Out of 24/7 PC Guard's Watch

In their attempts to force you to spend money on 24/7 PC Guard's fake security features, 24/7 PC Guard and some associated PC threats may take actions towards blocking other programs. If your real security and anti-malware programs are, as a result, unable to be launched and used to remove 24/7 PC Guard, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend your using time-tested safety protocols like restarting Windows in Safe Mode, booting a separate operating system from a flash drive or even using a dual-boot setup to restart your PC. Any of these methods will offer means of disabling most kinds of malicious software that use various auto-start exploits to launch themselves without your consent.

Since any 24/7 PC Guard has a significant chance of including other kinds of malicious software that may not show symptoms, SpywareRemove.com malware experts don't suggest trying to remove 24/7 PC Guard by itself or without appropriate software. In-depth anti-malware scans that canvass your entire PC should be used as the default solution to any obvious 24/7 PC Guard infection.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to 24/7 PC Guard may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Technical Details

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:

Scanner.Core.dll File name: Scanner.Core.dll
Size: 46.59 KB (46592 bytes)
MD5: d53aac0acb79d1437ed2a67f5f727af4
Detection count: 55
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 14, 2013
Guard Scanner.exe File name: Guard Scanner.exe
Size: 261.12 KB (261120 bytes)
MD5: 77f6819719cadea85a639c960eca4a72
Detection count: 54
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 14, 2013

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