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What is AntiSpyGuard

Posted on 19 November 2007 under Rogue Programs

1. What is AntiSpyGuard?

AntiSpyGuard is a fake application for the protection against spyware. The text on it's home page seems to be taken from PCTools software. AntiSpyGuard is not free program, offering protection against most recent and dangerous malware threats, but in fact it is not able to remove spyware threats even after the purchase has been done. Register reminder occasionally pops asking to make a payment: "Register Now! It is strongly recommended to remove detected spyware. Please click here to register AntiSpyGuard and eliminate these security threats".
Also known as Anti Spy Guard 2007.

2. AntiSpyGuard screen shot:


3. How to remove AntiSpyGuard:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by AntiSpyGuard, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for AntiSpyGuard removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove AntiSpyGuard 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 AntiSpyGuard.

  5. Restart the computer to complete AntiSpyGuard removal procedure.

4. AntiSpyGuard files:

AntiSpyGuard.exe, ASGServ.exe

5. Hijackthis entries:

O23 Entries
O23 - Service: ASGService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Anti Spy Guard 2007\ASGServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AntiSpyGuard] "C:\Program Files\AntiSpyGuard 2007\AntiSpyGuard.exe" -AUTORUN
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AntiSpyGuard] "C:\Program Files\AntiSpyGuard 2007\AntiSpyGuard.exe" -AUTORUN