Windows Premium Guard

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Windows Premium 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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Windows Premium Guard is a fake anti-spyware program that pretends to scan for spyware and viruses and also claims to help restore and maintain PC security. A rogueware released by the FakeVimes family of malware, Windows Premium Guard, employs scare tactics to make any PC user pay for its so-called registered version. This is why Windows Premium Guard is also classified as scareware by malware researchers. It is able to derive profit, not by offering any form of PC security benefit or any valuable solution to spyware-related problems, but in employing scare strategies. Due to its inability to find any kind of threats accurately, as well as its deliberate intention to disrupt computer function for the sake of profit, Windows Premium Guard is a malicious program that needs to be eliminated for good.

Windows Premium Guard is a Detestable and Delusive PC Threat

Released by FakeVimes, Windows Premium Guard counts many rogue anti-spyware applications as its clones. These include Windows Safety Toolkit, Windows Efficiency Accelerator and Windows Performance Advisor. Windows Premium Guard shares almost the same GUI as the rest of its variants, which is hugely based on the actual GUI of a legitimate Windows Security Center application page. By stealing the Windows brand name and designing its GUI to reflect that of Windows Security Center, Windows Premium Guard is able to deceive unsuspecting PC users on its alleged legitimacy and benefit. Normally, rogue anti-spyware solutions such as these are distributed by affiliates who earn a commission after each successful infiltration. These fake PC security programs, furthermore, are designed to avoid detection as long as possible. The longer that Windows Premium Guard is able to stay inside the PC the bigger is the possibility for the user to make a software purchase.

Windows Premium Guard makes use of scans and display warnings which are unreliable and promote fear among its targeted victims. Most of the functions of an infected PC will be controlled by Windows Premium Guard, so that the user is no longer be able to launch applications or even use the Internet to download legitimate security software. Windows Premium Guard will state that Windows Premium Guard has intercepted malware, viruses and spyware but this malicious software doesn't have the capability at detecting real threats or optimizing PC functions.

Guardianship Against Windows Premium Guard

Fortunately, you don't need to fall victim to the machinations of Windows Premium Guard. By installing legitimate security software in your PC and keeping security programs up-to-date, you are essentially helping your computer filter out potential malware such as Windows Premium Guard. Since you may pick up this rogueware mainly through online forays, make sure that you don't stumble upon corrupt websites or click on spurious links.

The Windows Premium Guard scareware may be installed through hacked websites or through sites that advertise fake scanners on the web. Once detected, the only thing you need to do is to remove Windows Premium Guard from your PC through a reliable and effective PC security solution. Don't let this malware keep you from getting the best use out of your PC and its many applications. Remove Windows Premium Guard ASAP and keep your PC secure from future threats!

To check your computer for Windows Premium Guard, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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


Detection of Windows Premium Guard (Recommended)

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

Run a Windows Premium Guard scan/check to successfully detect all Windows Premium Guard files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Windows Premium Guard, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Windows Premium Guard or follow the Windows Premium 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 Premium Guard. Windows Premium Guard can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

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


Windows Premium 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 Premium Guard from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Premium Guard manually

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


  • %AppData%\Protector-.exe
  • %AppData%\Protector-.exe


  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Premium Guard.lnk
  • %Desktop%\Windows Premium Guard.lnk
  • %AppData%\result.db

Registry Keys

  • 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\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
  • "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
  • 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 NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\oaui.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wininetd.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashSimp2.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\rcsync.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\fp-win_trial.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\monitor.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\system32.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bargains.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-4-25_4"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "uqcphfxlsq"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect

External links

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