What is USBGuard.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 USBGuard.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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USBGuard.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with USBGuard
USBGuard.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as USB Disk Security or Antivirus software or USB Guard belongs to software USB Disk Security or USBGuard Application or Secret USB Copier by Zbshareware Lab ( or zbshareware or Steppschuh or

Description: USBGuard.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file USBGuard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 623,520 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 695,528 bytes and 17 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). USBGuard.exe is digitally signed. USBGuard.exe is able to monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using USBGuard.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of USB Disk Security or USBDiskSecurity (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), look for help on the website or check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

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

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