GuardPcs

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GuardPcs Information
Type:   Spyware
Analysis:
 
  Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection:
 
  By downloading freeware & shareware programs.
Symptoms:
 
  Changes PC settings, excessive popups
& slow PC performance.
Detection:   Download SpyHunter's Spyware Scanner.
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To check your computer for GuardPcs, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting GuardPcs and other threats. If you detect the presence of GuardPcs on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of GuardPcs.

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Detection of GuardPcs (Recommended)

GuardPcs is difficult to detect and remove. GuardPcs is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. GuardPcs, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove GuardPcs and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a GuardPcs scan/check to successfully detect all GuardPcs files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove GuardPcs, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove GuardPcs or follow the GuardPcs manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with GuardPcs. GuardPcs can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing GuardPcs involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing GuardPcs on your system. GuardPcs installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with GuardPcs, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect GuardPcs and other common Spyware infections. After detection of GuardPcs, the next advised step is to remove GuardPcs with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

GuardPcs may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of GuardPcs from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

GuardPcs, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. GuardPcs along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example GuardPcs, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect GuardPcs and other types of spyware.

Remove GuardPcs manually

Another method to remove GuardPcs is to manually delete GuardPcs files in your system. Detect and remove the following GuardPcs files:

Processes

  • c:\Program Files\GuardPcs Software\GuardPcs\GuardPcs.exe
  • c:\Program Files\GuardPcs Software\GuardPcs\uninstall.exe
  • C:\Windows\System32\.exe
  • %Temp%\.exe
  • GuardPcs.exe

Other Files

  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\GuardPcs.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\GuardPcs
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\GuardPcs\1 GuardPcs.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\GuardPcs\2 Homepage.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\GuardPcs\3 Uninstall.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\GuardPcs Software
  • c:\Program Files\GuardPcs Software\GuardPcs
  • GuardPcs.lnk
  • 1 GuardPcs.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\GuardPcs
  • %ProgramFiles%\GuardPcs Software\GuardPcs

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run "GuardPcs.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run ".exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GuardPcs
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GuardPcs
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall\GuardPcs

Known Variants

VirusBurst is a re-branded variant of other well-known rogue anti-spyware programs, including SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike, SpySheriff, SpyHeal and many other pseudonyms.

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