Internet Security Guard

Posted: January 14, 2012
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 14

Internet Security Guard Description

Internet Security Guard Screenshot 1Internet Security Guard is a member of a group of rogue anti-malware products that create inaccurate error messages to confuse you about your computer's actual health. These attacks are primarily to convince you to spend money on buying Internet Security Guard, although Internet Security Guard itself lacks any sort of genuine features for finding or removing PC threats. These dangers, while annoying, are negligible compared to Internet Security Guard's browser hijacks and ability to shut down programs without your consent, which, in some cases, can push Internet Security Guard up to being a high-level threat to your computer's safety. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts recommend that you save your money for real security products and remove Internet Security Guard's sham of an imitation via thorough system scans.

Internet Security Guard: More of a Guard from Your Own Security Than Anything Else

Although Internet Security Guard pretends to be a Microsoft-certified program, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found that Internet Security Guard is a simple clone of past brands of fake anti-malware programs and can neither detect nor get rid of any type of trojan, virus or other PC threat. In an effort to create an appearance to the contrary, Internet Security Guard will barrage any computer that it infects with a series of fraudulent warning messages, popups and system scans that portray the PC in question as being under attack by a wide range of malicious software.

Some of the many warning samples that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found include:

Warning! Access conflict detected!
An unidentified program is trying to access system process address space.
Process Name: AllowedForm
Location: [executable file path]

Warning
Warning! Virus detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Sunfraud.a

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Memory access problem
WindowsErrorForm has encountered a problem at address 0x1FC408.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you see this error again, operational information can be irrevocably lost.

Warning! Virus detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-PSW.VBS.Half
Description: This is a VBScript-virus. It steals user’s passwords.

An unauthorized program has been prevented from accessing your PC.#Port:433 from 92.11.127.10

An unidentified program-potentially: %ThreatPath% #malicious and able to modify system files- has been prevented from getting installed on your PC.

Port scan detected at port %portnumber%.

An unidentified program tries to access your computer

Regrettably, the fake errors that are noted above actually are Internet Security Guard's less-dangerous functions, since Internet Security Guard has also been observed to use Trojans to:

  • Hijack your web browser and redirect it to the Internet Security Guard website (or to block you from reaching PC security sites).
  • Block arbitrary programs, especially programs that contain functions that could be used to help remove Internet Security Guard (such as anti-virus scanners and Windows utilities like Task Manager).

How to Fire Internet Security Guard without Consequences for Your PC

Since prolonged exposure to Internet Security Guard's attacks can be a significant security risk for your PC, SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends that you delete Internet Security Guard as soon as you have access to dependable anti-malware software. Although, as scamware, Internet Security Guard may pretend to include a complete removal tool for itself, the chances of Internet Security Guard removing all of its components upon request are essentially nil, in addition to the strong possibility of related PC threats (such as browser hijackers or trojan droppers) also being on your computer.

However, registering Internet Security Guard can, in some cases, be helpful during the removal process. Since spending money on this is highly-inadvisable, the following pair of freely-circulated codes are available without charge: 'K7LY-R5GU-SI9D-EVFB', 'K7LY-H4KA-SI9D-U2FD' and 'U2FD-S2LA-H4KA-UEPB.'

As a clone of other rogue anti-malware programs from the FakeScanti family, Internet Security Guard can also be found duplicated under other (and equally-fraudulent) brand-names, such as Security Guard, Sysinternals Antivirus, WireShark Antivirus, Milestone Antivirus, BlueFlare Antivirus, Wolfram Antivirus, OpenCloud Antivirus, OpenCloud Security, Data Restore, AV Guard Online, Cloud Protection, AV Protection Online, System Protection 2012, AV Security 2012, Sphere Security 2012, AV Protection 2011, Security Guard 2012, Super AV 2013 and OpenCloud AV.

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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:



scandsk107d_8027.exe File name: scandsk107d_8027.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Internet Security Guard\ File name: %AppData%\Internet Security Guard\
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Internet Security Guard\Instructions.ini File name: %AppData%\Internet Security Guard\Instructions.ini
Mime Type: unknown/ini
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Internet Security Guard\cookies.sqlite File name: %AppData%\Internet Security Guard\cookies.sqlite
Mime Type: unknown/sqlite
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Internet Security Guard.lnk File name: %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Internet Security Guard.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\79b35\ File name: %CommonAppData%\79b35\
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\79b35\ISG.ico File name: %CommonAppData%\79b35\ISG.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\79b35\ISa76.exe File name: %CommonAppData%\79b35\ISa76.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\ISEUG\ File name: %CommonAppData%\ISEUG\
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\ISEUG\ISKIYFOAG.cfg File name: %CommonAppData%\ISEUG\ISKIYFOAG.cfg
Mime Type: unknown/cfg
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\cb.drv File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\cb.drv
File type: Device Driver
Mime Type: unknown/drv
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\CLSV.dll File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\CLSV.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\gid.dll File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\gid.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\eb.dll File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\eb.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\SM.dll File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\SM.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\ANTIGEN.exe File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\ANTIGEN.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\energy.exe File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\energy.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\energy.tmp File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\energy.tmp
File type: Temporary File
Mime Type: unknown/tmp
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\fix.sys File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\fix.sys
File type: System file
Mime Type: unknown/sys
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\fan.sys File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\fan.sys
File type: System file
Mime Type: unknown/sys
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\FW.drv File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\FW.drv
File type: Device Driver
Mime Type: unknown/drv
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\PE.exe File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\PE.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\sld.sys File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\sld.sys
File type: System file
Mime Type: unknown/sys
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\ppal.sys File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\ppal.sys
File type: System file
Mime Type: unknown/sys
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\SM.exe File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\SM.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\snl2w.drv File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\snl2w.drv
File type: Device Driver
Mime Type: unknown/drv
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\tjd.tmp File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\tjd.tmp
File type: Temporary File
Mime Type: unknown/tmp
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Recent\SICKBOY.tmp File name: %UserProfile%\Recent\SICKBOY.tmp
File type: Temporary File
Mime Type: unknown/tmp
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Internet Security Guard.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Desktop\Internet Security Guard.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Internet Security Guard.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Internet Security Guard.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Security Guard.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Security Guard.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Regexp file mask%AllUsersProfile%\?????\IS[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exeClsidHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}HKEY..\..\{Value}HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "URL" = "http://findgala.com/?&uid=8027&q={searchTerms}"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "RunInvalidSignatures" = "1"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "PRS" = "http://127.0.0.1:27777/?inj=%ORIGINAL%"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "879905773703"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "feed/7.1.08027"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer "DisallowRun" = "1"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "0" = "msseces.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "1" = "MSASCui.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "3" = "egui.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "4" = "avgnt.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "5" = "avcenter.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "6" = "avscan.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "7" = "avgfrw.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "8" = "avgui.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "9" = "avgtray.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "10" = "avgscanx.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "11" = "avgcfgex.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "12" = "avgemc.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "13" = "avgchsvx.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "14" = "avgcmgr.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun "15" = "avgwdsvc.exe" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = "no"HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "URL" = "http://findgala.com/?&uid=8027&q={searchTerms}"HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IS9c5_8027.DocHostUIHandlerHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\3HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRunHKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopesHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ackwin32.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\adaware.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\av360.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\McSACore.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zatutor.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zonalm2601.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zonealarm.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Internet Security Guard"

Additional Information

The following URL's were detected:
save-secure.comsecurityearth.netwww5.internet-security-guard.com
The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Address space conflict
Warning! Access conflict detected
An unidentified program is trying to access system process address space.
2Memory access problem
WindowsErrorForm has encountered a problem at address 0x1FC408.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
3System Message
Your PC may still be infected with dangerous viruses. Internet Security Guard protection is needed to prevent data loss and avoid theft of your personal data and credit card details. Click here to activate protection.
4Address space conflict
Warning! Access conflict detected
An unidentified program is trying to access system process address space.
5Memory access problem
WindowsErrorForm has encountered a problem at address 0x1FC408.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
6System Message
Your PC may still be infected with dangerous viruses. Internet Security Guard protection is needed to prevent data loss and avoid theft of your personal data and credit card details. Click here to activate protection.

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