How to remove the spywareguard virus

Most antivirus programs identify spywareguard.exe as malware—for example Kaspersky identifies it as Packed.Win32.TDSS.a or not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpywareGuard2008.cb, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_FAKESPYGU.P or TROJ_FAKEALER.OB.

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Spywareguard.exe file information

The process belongs to software Spyware Guard (version 2008, 2009) by unknown.

Description: Spywareguard.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Spywareguard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,008,128 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 1,007,616 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall Spyware Guard 2008 or Spyware Guard 2009 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify spywareguard.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: You should check the spywareguard.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

This is the worst thing that has ever happened to my computer. To this point, nothing has been able to get rid of this. It pretends to be a real anti-spyware program. It even pops up with a fake Windows Security Center window. Please get HELP.

Summary: Average user rating of spywareguard.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks spywareguard.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving spywareguard issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active spywareguard process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the spywareguard.exe 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.

Other processes

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