What is sgmain.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 sgmain.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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Sgmain.exe file information

The process known as SpywareGuard belongs to software SpywareGuard by unknown.

Description: Sgmain.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file sgmain.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mainly C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 360,448 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The sgmain.exe file is not a Windows core file. Sgmain.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with SpywareGuard occur, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sgmain.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sgmain.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.


User Comments

I downloaded mine as a free spy sweeper program
  Ram   (further information)
Installed by SpyWare Guard, protect you against web browser hijackers, not dangerous and very useful. Runs in the background and take very few resources.
This is Spyware Guard and it loads at startup and runs in the background protecting you from hijackers,download protection and provides real time scanning . You are also able to manually update definitions. I have used for many years and trust the program totally.
  Denis Paley   (further information)
SpywareGuard v2.2 helps protect your computer against spyware.
  Dr. Ashley   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of sgmain.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think sgmain.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving sgmain issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with sgmain. 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 sgmain.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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