Ultimate Guard

Posted: June 5, 2011

Ultimate Guard Description

Ultimate Guard pretends to be a unique anti-virus and security program that can detect and remove threats to your PC's well being, but in reality, Ultimate Guard is just another rogue threat from the System Tool family. Ultimate Guard will create fake system scan results and inaccurate security alerts about infections that aren't on your PC, and may also block a variety of programs or hijack your web browser. You can remove Ultimate Guard and all attendant Ultimate Guard problems by scanning your system with updated security software in Safe Mode.

Ultimate Guard: A New Face for an Old Rogue Threat

Ultimate Guard's website uses fake social media content like Twitter's 'tweet' messages to make it look like Ultimate Guard is a popular and reputable program, but Ultimate Guard is really just a new variant of the well-known System Tool rogue threat. Other examples of rogue programs in this family include System Tool 2011, System Tool 2.20, and Security Tool. Ultimate Guard is one of the most recent members of the System Tool family and may not be detected by security software that lacks recent threat database updates.

Ultimate Guard will create a wide range of fake errors on your computer to make you believe that an army of infections has somehow slipped past your other security programs. Some examples of potential fake errors by Ultimate Guard include:

WARNING 23 infections found!!!

Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss.

Intercepting program that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.

Your PC is infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Click here to activate protection.

Security Monitor: WARNING!
Attention: System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need to update your current security software.
CLick [sic] Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).

Ultimate Guard can't detect threats to your PC; the only danger that messages like these pose to your computer is the danger of being tempted to purchase Ultimate Guard and thereby give your credit card information to criminals.

Guarding Yourself Against Ultimate Guard's True Dangers

Rogue programs in the System Tool Family like Ultimate Guard are known to block many different applications. Ultimate Guard may use an error similar to the example below to convince you that the blocked program is infected:

Application cannot be executed. The file [file name] is infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.

Once you've disabled Ultimate Guard, you'll be able to access these programs again with no other problems. Safe Mode is usually considered the most convenient option for disabling rogue programs like Ultimate Guard that run automatically. However, booting into a different operating system or booting from an external source will also stop Ultimate Guard from running.

Since Ultimate Guard alters your Registry and uses other means to complicate its removal, removing Ultimate Guard is better off done by anti-malware software rather than by manual methods.

You may also see Ultimate Guard by the name of Ultimate Guard 2011. Ultimate Guard can attack Windows operating systems from 9x and 2000 up to Windows 7.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Additional Information on Ultimate Guard

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1 Security Monitor: WARNING!
    Attention: System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need to update your current security software.
    CLick [sic] Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
    2 Intercepting program that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
    3 Your PC is infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
    Click here to activate protection.
    4 Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss.
    5 WARNING 23 infections found!!!

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