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PSGuard Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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PSGuard is a rogue anti-spyware program with an ability to change your Windows wallpaper and replace it with false security messages stating that your computer system is in danger. This deceptive tactics is designed in order to goad you into buying full commercial version of PSGuard or other similar rogue anti-spyware programs. PSGuard uses a root-kit in order to protect the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ShudderLTD, which makes it difficult to uninstall manually.

To check your computer for PSGuard, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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


Detection of PSGuard (Recommended)

PSGuard is difficult to detect and remove. PSGuard is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. PSGuard, 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 PSGuard and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

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

Method of Infection

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

Another method of distributing PSGuard 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 PSGuard on your system. PSGuard 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 PSGuard, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect PSGuard and other common Spyware infections. After detection of PSGuard, the next advised step is to remove PSGuard with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


PSGuard 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 PSGuard from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

PSGuard, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. PSGuard 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 PSGuard, 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 PSGuard and other types of spyware.

Remove PSGuard manually

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


  • intell32.exe
  • psguard.exe
  • psguardinstall.exe
  • uninstiu.exe


  • core.dll
  • localization.dll
  • oleext.dll
  • oleext32.dll
  • wndsystem.dll

Other Files

  • wppp.html

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunintell32.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunPSGuard
  • 15DC7116-E58E-4395-A45A-A1C99B17C030
  • 17E02586-A91D-4A9D-A74E-187B05DFFE6F
  • 1BD98DFD-2DA9-4C54-85D7-BE03A0F9C487
  • 1C94EA51-3800-4F08-B5DC-A5B67823FFEA
  • 20F8B70D-9F16-4DCB-8788-90A0498E46B9
  • 28FEDB90-53C7-4928-994A-CEE782606507
  • 2C462D06-3BA0-48BB-9282-BB6519FE86E9
  • 3A350193-C7F7-4E10-B347-02FF4C3CC4E9
  • 4723879B-8F52-4BE7-9994-626AFA539366
  • 7B6A3434-8625-4ABF-B79D-09D98C2498C4
  • 8B6C0168-BAAC-4C7C-911E-0132590F5661
  • 8EC33B7D-9953-4EDB-ACE2-D4C105968601
  • A00E2305-7001-4200-BA00-5779F9A3E7D3
  • A20F5672-7486-4D27-BD2B-E555E4692C5F
  • A917B2F3-A9BF-477C-A0E3-0382D0376159
  • B26B5883-F15F-4283-B3D5-A1728077DE47
  • B803D266-A08D-4A4C-9604-6D35689ABE09
  • C6E2A22C-B3A8-43A4-B5EC-A5BB671AB3F7
  • CB9385AB-8541-4B2F-A363-48F64C612993
  • CF1674CC-EC9A-4AEE-996E-65A8F7C0B0E4
  • D5D6E9B5-30D5-4457-AC8B-399205F50411
  • D6A7D177-0B2F-4283-B2E8-B6310A45E606
  • E0D6C30A-B9A3-4181-8099-3B0D5A2B98AF
  • F100A342-3AC5-47FF-B5B3-FCDB6FC9F016
  • F4364EEC-31F5-4B8B-A7E0-3B6394C9D23F
  • 982392F9-9C65-48B4-B667-3459C46630D1
  • F61D1CE1-5199-4B57-B59E-C6819EA92F3B
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERControlPanelDesktopWallpaperStyle=0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERControlPanelDesktopWallpaper=%System%wppp.html
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorerNoActiveDesktopChanges=1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystemNoDispAppearancePage=1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystemNoDispBackgroundPage=1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallInternetUpdate

External links

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