How to remove the Trojan Guarder virus

Most antivirus programs identify Trojan Guarder.exe as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as Program:Win32/Trojanguarder, and McAfee identifies it as Generic.dx.

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Trojan Guarder.exe file information

The process known as Knight Microsoft or AntiVirus belongs to software Trojan Guarder Gold Full or Trojan Guarder by AntiVirus.

Description: Trojan Guarder.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Trojan Guarder.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 712,704 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 227,840 bytes or 230,912 bytes. 
The Trojan Guarder.exe file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The process has no file description. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Trojan Guarder.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with Trojan Guarder.exe, you can uninstall Trojan Guarder Gold Full Version or Trojan Guarder from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: You should check the Trojan Guarder.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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Summary: Average user rating of Trojan Guarder.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks Trojan Guarder.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Trojan Guarder issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active Trojan Guarder process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the Trojan Guarder.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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