WiniGuard

WiniGuard is a misleading computer application and was added in the lists of harmful rogue program. This threat will spread over the Internet by means of a Trojan and malicious web sites. This may come undetectable and penetrate a computer unknown to users. It instantly disables anti-virus program on the target computer. Then, WiniGuard drops several files including executable ones that is needed to load the program on every Windows start-up. Registry entries were also made to make WiniGuard part of the system.

Once installed, a continuous pop-up alerts and fake warning messages will flood the computer screen attempting to persuade users into buying the registration key. With rogue program, the only hope it gives to remove detected threats is by means of registered version. No need to worry about the threats flashed by WiniGuard, they are all false information and was displayed only to deceive users. Moreover, it wanted to force computer users into paying for the full version of the software. You should not fall into this trick. Immediately cease your Internet connection to avoid further download of additional threat and work on the removal of WiniGuard.

Eliminating WiniGuard virus may not be easy. There are modifications already performed on the PC that will make some tools and applications to malfunction. Task manager, registry editor and folder options are disabled. It is a long way to remove WiniGuard manually. So we suggest an automatic removal as indicated in the procedure below. Follow carefully and remove WiniGuard without obtaining its own licensed version.

Risk Level: Medium

File Size: Varies

Affected System: Windows

WiniGuard also performs the following:
1. Presence of the scanner interface and sometimes web browser is redirect to winiguard.com and fastspycheck.com

screenshot of WiniGuard

Signs and Symptoms of WiniGuard Infection:

Browser is redirected to WiniGuard web sites
Rogue program is coupled with web site that promotes the full version of it. Also, the same web sites are used for online payment if user has fallen into the trap of this malware.

Exhibits fake pop-ups and security alert
In order to deceive computer users, WiniGuard will exhibit a bunch of fake security alerts and warning messages. It also intends to promote the malware as the sole remover for identified threats.

WiniGuard will detect errors and threats that do not exists
Every rogue programs are made to mislead computer users. Thus, expect that WiniGuard will show scan result that is full of errors and threats. This result is fictitious and you should not follow its recommendation.

Other Functions of WiniGuard:

  • WiniGuard may come with another Trojan or virus
  • It can contact a remote server in order to download more malware
  • This threat will drop malicious files and make changes to the system registry
  • WiniGuard can steal credit card information when you pay for it online
  • The threat can redirect search result link to a malicious web page

How to Remove WiniGuard

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.

5 Comments

  1. Bram

    Malwarebytes doesn’t work for winiguard. Any other suggestion ?

  2. Jason

    I agree Bram, I have ran EVERY available spyware/malware/anti-virus program with no success. I have removed all traces of Winigaurd I could find but I still get the main baloon.exe (pop-up saying “Infiltration alert – do you want Winigaurd to handle this?”; squeeling pig noise)

    ALSO, I get a poorly written “Windows warning” saying that I’m out of memory due to viruses. Everything working fine other than that.

    I have used Spyhunter, Ad-Aware, Spyware Doctor, MalwareBytes, AVG, and several on-line scanners with no success at removal.

    Very annoying at this point. I’m due for a FORMAT C:, Maybe I’ll start backing up the system tonight and just start over. It doesnt seem that ANYthing gets rid of this Winigaurd completely.

    Any help is much appreciated if anyone has any other ideas.

    Thanks

  3. dellusions

    Yup, mabam didnt detect it, I am currenlty scanning with smitfraudfix – https://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/smitfraudfix

  4. stevo

    I got it with avast.

  5. Richie

    I’ve recently encountered myself with a problem that I haven’t seen in a while, with all of the people that face the same problem (winiguard and that scary noise that pops up every 10 minutes or so) this is how i solved my solution.

    At first, I torrented a few anti virus programs (Norton, macfee, kaspersky, avg, etc) and eventually found myself stuck with a bunch of bootleg programs and no solution( i couldn’t update the databases). I uninstalled all the programs and took a more simple approach, trendmicro offered something called HouseCall (link is below) and it scanned my computer for a hour (cable connection recommended for quick scanning). It found the virus and got rid of it.

    My recommendation to those who can spare 30 dollars, get a good virus program like trendmicro or what stevo got (advast) with constant updates for their virus databases, because i learned that downloading programs as not as useful as they we’re (and you might just get arrested for it too now.). For all those who won’t listen to this post, just spare yourself the pain of going to these streaming sites and sign up for a site like por-bb.org, its completely free, so spare yourself the pain of reading this in the future.

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