How to remove the sguard virus

Most antivirus programs identify sguard.dll as malware.

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Sguard.dll file information

The process known as sguard.dll appears to belong to software Fate_sword dance or HijackThis by iolo technologies (

Description: Sguard.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sguard.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 281,600 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 281,088 bytes and 4 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The software has no file description. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The sguard.dll file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using sguard.dll, you can also uninstall HijackThis or Fate_sword dance from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify sguard.dll related errors

Important: You should check the sguard.dll 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

This is part of software from iolo Technologies

Summary: Average user rating of sguard.dll: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks sguard.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving sguard issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active sguard process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the sguard.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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