What is guardxkickoff.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the guardxkickoff.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Guardxkickoff.exe file information

The process known as GuardX KickOff Trayicon or GuardX KickOff Trayico

belongs to software aonVirenchecker or Ikarus Virus Utilities or IKARUS anti.virus or A1 Internetschutz

by Ikarus Security Software GmbH or IKARUS Security Software Gmb or IKARUS Security Software GmbH or Ikarus Software GmbH.

Description: Guardxkickoff.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file guardxkickoff.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,561,192 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 699,128 bytes, 1,395,192 bytes or 2,756,992 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The guardxkickoff.exe file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. Guardxkickoff.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to use the software publisher's support or uninstall the software A1 Internetschutz or aonVirenchecker using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify guardxkickoff.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as guardxkickoff.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the guardxkickoff.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving guardxkickoff issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with guardxkickoff. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the guardxkickoff.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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