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Additional Guard

Posted on 28 November 2009 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Additional Guard?

Additional Guard is an unreliable computer security tool, designed to make a profit by deceiving user using various methods of intimidation.

Additional Guard is installed on the victim's PC via fake online scanner, which performs sham computer verification for viruses, thus indicating that hard drives have been infected by viruses and Trojans.

In order to convince victim that the computer needs immediate assistance, additional Guard will attempt to prove false existence of viruses by displaying warning alert messages or generating exaggerated computer scan reports.

To get rid of simulated threats that allegedly infected the computer, user will be asked to buy licensed Additional Guard version, but all of it is a fraud - even when you pay for "full" program version, it will not be able to cope with viruses posing serious risk.

2. Additional Guard screen shot:

Additional Guard

3. How to remove Additional Guard:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by Additional Guard, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for Additional Guard removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove Additional Guard download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove Additional Guard.

  5. Restart the computer to complete Additional Guard removal procedure.