Windows Internet Guard Removal Guide

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Windows Internet Guard is a fraudulent computer application which is aimed at obtaining your money. It does look like a regular computer security program; however, its appealing user interface hides the original intentions of the creators of the programs, and the intention is definitely not to help you prevent malware and spyware attacks. The major goal of Windows Internet Guard is to scare you into thinking that your computer contains numerous computer threats, including Trojan horses and worm, which, in theory, should lead to your purchasing of the full version of the program, which can cost you up to $99.9, depending on what term of subscription you choose. Windows Internet Guard imitates system scans and presents you with fake scan results, which means that your investment in the full version of the program would be an absolute waste of money.

Windows Internet Guard is not the only malicious application that looks like a Microsoft product. Windows Internet Guard is identical to Windows Internet Watchdog, Windows Web Watchdog and many others. All these rogue applications fall to a group of malware called Rogue.VirusDoctor, or Fake.Vimes.

Windows Internet Guard disables executable files and restricts your access to the Internet so that you cannot find out what the program actually is and how to remove it from the PC. Moreover, it can disable Task Manager and Registry Editor so that you cannot stop its processes and remove malicious registry entries. Instead spending money on the useless application, you should replace Windows Internet Guard with a powerful and reputable anti-spyware program which is capable to protect you against malware and spyware.

Below you will find two registrations key which will help you regain access to the system. Do not be afraid of using them because Windows Internet Guard is a scam, which has to be removed from the computer as soon as possible.

Registration keys:

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0022

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0021

After registering the program, you can browse the Internet and use computer programs as usual; however, it does not mean that the operating system is secure. The next step is the removal of Windows Internet Guard, which can be safely carried out by SpyHunter. We recommend using this application because it has been used to terminate Rogue.VirusDoctor malware program and many other threats for years, so do not hesitate to implement this software program. Not only will it remove Windows Internet Guard but also shield the system from computer threats.

In case you do not want to activate Windows Internet Guard, you can always choose a little harder way of malware removal. Below you will find our removal guide, which will help you install a spyware removal tool so that you can get rid of Windows Internet Guard.

How to remove Windows Internet Guard

  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. Once the BIOS screen loads, start tapping the F8 key.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt using the up/down arrows on the keyboard.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Enter cd.. next to C:\Windows\system32.
  6. Press Enter.
  7. Enter explorer.exe next to another line.
  8. Press Enter.
  9. Open the Start menu.
  10. Launch Run or click on the search box (Windows Vista/7).
  11. Type in %appdata% and press Enter.
  12. Remove svc-[random file name].exe.
  13. Restart the computer.
  14. Open the Start menu.
  15. Launch Run or click on the search box (Windows Vista/7).
  16. Enter regedit into the box and click OK.
  17. Go to HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon.
  18. Right-click on Shell and click Modify.
  19. Type in %WinDir%\Explorer.exe and click OK.
  20. Go to http://www.411-spyware.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
  21. Remove the rogue program.
Download Remover for Windows Internet Guard *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Windows Internet Guard technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Internet Watchdog.lnk
2%AppData%\data.sec
3%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Internet Watchdog.lnk
4%AppData%\reg.dat
5%AppData%\svc-[random].exe
6svc-aeqy.exe1245696 bytesMD5: 060cb8f02260050d4748fb84f963dcd9

Registry Modifications:

The following Registry Keys were created:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = 1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "ctfmon" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SD-986-001" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bckd "ImagePath" = 22.sys
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "MS-SEC" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "ZSFT" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = ".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "S_SC" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableVirtualization" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\k9filter.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\svc-[random].exe"

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