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Windows 7: How do I get rid of Win 7 guard?

16 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
How do I get rid of Win 7 guard?

I'm not too sure how it got on there but I've been reading about it and I've found out it's a fake anti-malware program? All these little notifications keep coming up, I just want to know how to get rid of it. Thanks.

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16 Nov 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Follow these directions...

How to manually remove Win 7 Guard
To get rid of spyware such as Win 7 Guard you need to remove processes, search and delete registry keys, DLL and other Win 7 Guard related files from your computer.

Uninstall Win 7 Guard from Control Panel
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. Double click to uninstall.
End these Win 7 Guard processes:

To stop processes press Ctrl + Alt + Del or click Start > Run > type "taskmgr". Select malicious process in the list and click "End Process" button.
Delete Win 7 Guard registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\pezfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pezfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Nov 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.
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