Windows Maintenance Guard

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Windows Maintenance Guard 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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Detection of Windows Maintenance Guard (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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

Symptoms

Windows Maintenance Guard 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 Windows Maintenance Guard from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Maintenance Guard manually

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

Processes

  • %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM 3 CHARACTERS].exe
  • %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM 4 CHARACTERS].exe

DLLs

  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %AppData%\result.db
  • %AppData%\1st$0l3th1s.cnf

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "idhsudrgrf"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-6-18_7"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\procexplorerv1.0.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\spoolcv.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vsmain.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avnt.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\escanv95.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mbamservice.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\npf40_tw_98_nt_me_2k.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Anti-Virus Professional.exe

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