What is UI5Guard.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 UI5Guard.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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UI5Guard.exe file information

The process known as Ashampoo UnInstaller (version 5) belongs to software Ashampoo UnInstaller (version 5 v.) by Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (

Description: UI5Guard.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file UI5Guard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,343,816 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 2,345,896 bytes, 2,343,784 bytes or 2,346,336 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The UI5Guard.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The UI5Guard.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The UI5Guard.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). UI5Guard.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the software Ashampoo UnInstaller 5 v. or Mozilla Firefox using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), ask the developer, Ashampoo, for assistance [1][2] or verify that you have installed the latest version [1][2].

Recommended: Identify UI5Guard.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UI5Guard.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the UI5Guard.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 UI5Guard issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with UI5Guard. 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.

To help you analyze the UI5Guard.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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