Home Malware Programs Spyware AdvancedPrivacyGuard


Posted: September 5, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 6/10
Infected PCs: 65
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotAdvancedPrivacyGuard, also known as Advanced Privacy Guard, is a rogue anti-spyware program and a clone of AdvancedPrivacySuite. You may have been infected with AdvancedPrivacyGuard by a Trojan that may have leaped into your computer system through a weak security breach. As soon as you're infected, AdvancedPrivacyGuard will start issuing its scare tactics in an attempt to lure you into buying the supposed spyware remover.

Advanced Privacy Guard may use its fake system scanner and generate a list of spyware infections found on your computer system. However, don't panic, these results are part of AdvancedPrivacyGuard's theatrics of deception. AdvancedPrivacyGuard is also able to prompt a flood of popups and fake system warning alerts informing you about the threats found. It is advised to run a scan with a reliable anti-spyware program to check for the presence of AdvancedPrivacyGuard on your computer


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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:

FreeSetup[1].exe, apg.exe File name: FreeSetup[1].exe, apg.exe
Size: 849.87 KB (849872 bytes)
MD5: 44bac8fe057ab5eecb51a7a057dd1ba9
Detection count: 66
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009