How to Remove Guard Pro | Guard Pro Removal Guide



Guard Pro is a rogue antivirus application that is promoted through the use of malware and trojan horses. Once it is installed on a system it will run at startup and will scan the computer claiming to find files infected with viruses and finding security problems with your system. It will also claim that these problems cannot be solved unless you purchase this software. Please instead read for how to remove guard pro.


Your first stop in removing any application even the rogue security software such as guard pro is to visit the control panel and look for add/remove programs. Once there try to uninstall guard pro. It may not work, it may not even be listed. If it is listed try the uninstall. If it does work then you should follow up with a scan from a malware removal tool and then a trusted antivirus application. Read on for more details on a removal of Guard Pro.

Your next step should be to download a malware removal tool such as superantispyware or malwarebytes antimalware. You can find a link for the malwarebytes on my virus removal toolkit page. While you’re there you may wish to also download process explorer as it may be useful later on.

At this point try to install your malware removal tool. If it fails to install you may need to try a few tricks to make the install work. 1) rename the installer from something like mbam-setup.exe to something like iexplore.exe 2) reboot into safe mode with networking and retry the installer, 3) kill off the running processes associated with the rogue antivirus and then retry the install (see the next manual removal step for the names of the running processes.)

The running processes listed below are associated with Guard Pro and should be killed off using the task manager in order to continue with a manual removal of guard pro. If you are unable to launch the task manager you may try the following. 1) copy and paste the task manager program (taskmgr.exe) to the desktop and then rename it to something like explorer.exe 2) reboot into safe mode and see if the files listed are running. If not, install in safe mode. 3) use process explorer (mentioned above) instead of task manager to kill off the following:

VH339.exe

The following files and folders should be deleted for a manual removal of guard pro:

%docs%All UsersApplication Data117fc
%docs%All UsersApplication Data117fcVH339.exe
%docs%All UsersApplication Data117fcVHOOK.ico
%docs%All UsersApplication DataVHMELHOOOK
%docs%All UsersApplication DataVHMELHOOOKVHJJOOK.cfg
%user%Application DataGuard Pro
%user%Application DataGuard Procookies.sqlite
%user%Application DataGuard Promozcrt19.dll
%user%Application DataGuard Prosqlite3.dll
%user%Application DataGuard ProBackUp
%user%Application DataGuard ProQuarantine Items
%user%Application DataGuard ProRootLib
%user%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchGuard Pro.lnk
%user%DesktopGuard Pro.lnk
%user%Start MenuGuard Pro.lnk
%user%Start MenuProgramsGuard Pro.lnk

Even after a full manual removal of guard pro you will still need to follow up with a malware removal scan and a scan from a trusted antivirus application. By trusted antivirus I mean one that has a good reputation. Some examples are avg, avira, avast, trendmicro, norton, mcafee, etc. Free online scans are okay if it’s a trusted source (housecall from trendmicro for instance.) Free antivirus is fine if it’s reputable (AVG/avast/avira). These examples are not an exclusive list, but be careful and look for recommendations from good sources. Don’t fall for another rogue!

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