What is Windows Internet Guard?
Windows Internet Guard is a rogue software. More specifically, “Windows Internet Guard” is a fake antivirus program because it pretends that your computer is under security risks due to vulnerabilities found on it and asks to buy a license to clean your computer.
Why you should remove it?
Windows Internet Guard was most probably installed on your computer without your knowledge. This kind of unwanted programs are quite often bundled in the installation files of other legitimate programs (software tools and stuff). People go through the installation without noticing that this kind of software is rogue.
Rogue programs are all the programs that behave as legitimate and request the user to purchase a license to continue to operate. Windows Internet Guard (in this case) requires the user to buy a license in order to clean the infected system from all viruses and vulnerabilities found on it. Users must ignore these kind of warning messages because they are fake and not purchase such programs.
How to remove Windows Internet Guard.
You can easily get rid of Windows Internet Guard by following the steps below:
Step 1. Download RogueKiller to a USB flash disk
- From another clean computer download & transfer RogueKiller program to a USB Disk.
Step 2. Boot the infected computer in Command Prompt and Run RogueKiller
- Plug the USB disk with the RogueKiller program to the infected computer.
- Power on the infected computer and repeatedly press the “F8” key while your computer is starting up (before the appearance of Windows Logo).
- When “advanced options” menu appears on your screen, navigate to “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” option and hit “Enter”.
- When Windows loads, inside command prompt window type the following command to open Windows Explorer: explorer.exe
- Navigate to your USB disk and double-click to run RogueKiller. Let the program to terminate the malicious running processes and then press the “Scan” button to find and “Delete” all malicious entries.
- Reboot you computer into Normal Windows Mode.
Step 3: Remove remaining malicious registry entries and files.
- Download and install “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free“. (Beware: at the last screen of installation, uncheck the box next to “Enable free Trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO” in order to use the free version of this GREAT software).
- Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
- Update the Database.
- Press the “Scan Now” button and then wait until the scan process is finished.
- When the scan is completed select all items found and then press “Quarantine All”.
- Restart your computer if needed and you ‘re done.
One final step: Restart your computer and perform a full scan with your antivirus program
That’s all folks! It might sound like a lot of work, but in reality you’ll be free from “Windows Internet Guard” infection in less than 30 minutes, if you follow these instructions. Did it work for you? Please leave a comment in the comment section below or even better: like and share this blog post in the social networks to help spread the word about these really annoying crap Windows infections.