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Smart Guard Protection is part of the Rogue.WinWebSec group of computer viruses. It may be acquired by visits to compromised websites that host it's installation thru advertisements of various software. Those software packages include infected video players that are emphasized as being necessary for the viewing of various content.

Once Smart Guard Protection has been installed on a computer, it makes changes to the Windows Registry, which cause it to automatically start each time the computer is started and a user logs into their Windows account in normal mode. It will also disable the Windows Security Center, Windows Defender and also Windows Update to decrease the chances of a user successfully removing it. Each time the compromised computer is started and the Windows Desktop opens, Smart Guard Protection will immediately start as well and indicate that it has detected various malicious files on the computer. And to successfully remove those malicious files the user will need to purchase a full license for the fake anti-virus.

The detected threats are fabricated and should be ignored. You should not purchase a license for this software under any circumstances. To do so would be a total waste of money and may place your credit card and personal data at great risk of being used fraudulently.

How To Remove The Smart Guard Infection From Your Computer

  1. To remove this particular infection, begin by restarting your computer into “Safe Mode with Networking”.

  1. Next, log into your account as you normally would.

  1. Next, open a web browser and go to “”.

  1. Next, click on “For Home” and then afterwards, click on “Emsisoft Emergency Kit”.
  2. Next, click on the “Download” button.

  1. Save the file to an easily accessible location on your computer.

  1. Next, double click on the downloaded file from Emsisoft.

  1. Extract the compressed files to the default location or another location of your choosing.

  1. After the decompression, the Emergency kit will automatically open. And after it does, click on “Emergency Kit Scanner”.

  1. Click “Yes” at the prompt to update the Emergency Kit’s definition files.

  1. And also click “Yes” at the prompt that asks if you would like for the Emergency Kit to detect Potentially Unwanted Programs.

  1. Once the update completes, click on “Scan Now”.

  1. Next, click on the “Deep Scan” option.

  1. Next, click on the “Scan” button to perform a complete scan of your computer.
  1. Once it completes the scan, make sure that all of the detected files have been selected for removal. It should select them by default, but still make sure.

  1. Next, click on “Delete Selected Files”.

  1. Once the files have been deleted, close the Emergency Kit.

  1. Next, remove any left over Smart Guard Protection shortcuts from the desktop and also from the start menu.

  1. That should be it! The system should now be clean.

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Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer.  There are several variations of each particular virus in the wild . And the procedure listed above may not be adequate for the specific version of the virus that your computer has been compromised by.

If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.