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How to Remove Smart Guard Protection virus? (Uninstall Guide)


I have infected with Smart Guard Protection ?, I got it yesterday, I want to get rid of Smart Guard Protection, Please Guide me How to Remove Smart Guard Protection ?. How uninstall Smart Guard Protection ?


Solved Answer.

Smart Guard Protection is a fake antivirus program that blocks you to do anything on your computer, After infected with Smart Guard Protection you can’t do any task on your computer because it’s block you do everything on your computer. In every task Smart Guard Protection will open up their popup, and says “this file which you trying to open is a virus infected file” it is going to buy Smart Guard Protection to remove infected files. It is completely a fake alert, do not trust on that. Anyway, we are giving you proper guide to uninstall Smart Guard Protection, Follow below listed instruction on that.

Smart Guard Protection is categorized as a rogue ware from the Rogue.WinWebSec family of computer infections. Which usually promoted via free downloads. It is classified as rogue because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and prevents you from running programs in Windows. It comes into your computer without user permission. This program is promoted through fake online anti malware scanners.

Once Smart Guard Protection is installed into your computer, it will launch itself every time when you start your computer. It will automatically scan your computer and then state that there are numerous infections on your computer. If you try to remove these threats then Smart Guard Protection will state that you first need to purchase the program in order to remove these unwanted threats from your computer. It looks like useful antivirus software for your computer and display true scan results, however it is not. The messages displayed by the fake Smart Guard Protection software should be ignored. You should not purchase any program to remove it. how to uninstall Smart Guard Protection from windows xp, vista, 7 and windows 8. Smart Guard Protection is capable of blocking you from starting some windows utilities such as Task Manager and Registry Editor.

Smart Guard Protection comes into your computer via different ways such as installed via corrupted websites, installed through spam email attachments, media downloads
and social networks and when you have clicked some malicious ads or visited some malicious sites, as well as opened unknown downloaded files. So you should always pay attention and read all terms and conditions, when you download any software from internet. You should never download from any 3rd party websites. Be very, careful, what you agree to install.

To secure your web computer from this unwanted program. You should immediately remove Smart Guard Protection from your computer. To get rid of Smart Guard Protection, you have to follow article mentioned steps very carefully.

How to Remove Smart Guard Protection virus? (Uninstall Guide)


Step 1 : Reboot your computer with “Safe mode with Networking” to Uninstall Smart Guard Protection from computer

  • Turn off your computer.
  • Turn back on your computer, immediately tap the “F8” key (pressing & releasing repeatedly “F8” Key) on your keyboard until you’ll get the advanced boot option (As shown on below screenshot). If you’re using Windows 8 then hold the “Shift” key while tapping the “F8” key.


  • Select the option “Safe mode with Networking” using arrow keys on your keyboard, then hit Enter button.


  • Windows will start in the safe mode with networking and then you’ll prompted that login into your account, so please login into your same account, which you’ve login usually. Then you’ll get your desktop with Safe mode.



Step 2 : Remove Registry infection, which have been infected by Smart Guard Protection.

First of all we need to repair windows registry, so that we can run any program/tool so that we can able to begin a scan with one of anti-malware software and can be able to remove Smart Guard Protection completely.

2.1 : Download “Registry-Fix.reg” from below link.


2.2 : Double-click on that downloaded Registry-Fix.reg file to run it. (As shown on below screenshot)


Download : Registry-Fix.reg

2.3 : It’d prompt you below message, then click on Yes. (As shown on below screenshot)


2.4 : It’d give you another message, click on OK. (As shown on below screenshot)


Step 3 : Uninstall Koox System Optimizer from Control Panel

  • Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel.
  • Now click on Programs –> Program and Features –> Uninstall a program ().
Uninstall a program image 1
Uninstall a program for Vista, 7, 8


  • For Windows XP users only click on Add/Remove Programs.
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Uninstall a program for Windows xp
  • You’ll get a window which have listed all the installed programs.
  • Uninstall Koox System Optimizer from there.

Step 4 : Remove Smart Guard Protection with Malwarebytes.

Download Malwarebytes.exe and then run a quick scan. If Smart Guard Protection will notify you that malwarebytes is a virus. Then please ignore it, because their all alerts are completely fake, do not belive on it. Just ignore that until it removed. After Removed, install a legitimate Antivirus.

4.1 : Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, then double-click on it to install it.

Click Here to Download >> Malwarebytes.exe



If above link haven’t worked, then click on below link to download malwarebytes-chameleon version. (Note: It’d download a zip file, zip file contained have lots of files, you can double-click on any one, It’d start malwarebytes-chameleon version)


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4.2 : Update online Virus Definition

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4.3 : Select the option “Perform quick scan”, then click on Scan.

4.4 : When the scan Finished, click on “Show results”How to use malwarebytes

4.5 : After clicking on Show result, it’ll give you a another window, where you’ll get a page named as “found threats”. Click on “Remove Selected” button to remove all the viruses which are selected.

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Step 5 : Remove Smart Guard Protection with Hitman-Pro

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x32bit.exe

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x64bit.exe


Install Antivirus Protection on your computer immediately

9 thoughts on “How to Remove Smart Guard Protection virus? (Uninstall Guide)”

  1. I had the same problem. So I wrote to Smart Guard Protection support to complain that my PC was being held hostage by their software illegally. They politely apologized & sent me an activation key to solve the problem with clear instructions. So do contact them at: support@cougarsupport.net
    Hope this helps.
    Good Luck !

    1. Good to know that your issue has solved. We also mentioned the activation key on this page, I think you did not seen that. Anyway, Issue should be solved anyhow.

  2. Allen Talbert

    I agree with previous comments….as of March, 2014, this as a n apparently meaner version of an old virus. “System restore” is blocked, ALL “safe mode” variations are essentially blocked via a forced automatic reboot.
    Was able to download Malwarebytes “Chameleon” program to no effect, it failed work as in the YouTube video.
    Seeking advice from professionals and hoping will not have to re-format…..will post my findings in 3 days.

    1. You can simply get rid of it by registering it in free of cost, the key is listed above, register that and then simply uninstall it from control panel after registered, it will allow you do anything after registration. You can also uninstall it by REVO uninstaller tool after registration.

  3. Nothing works so far removing this smartguard protection virus from the laptop I am working on. If I try safe mode with networking it says cannot find c program files then it goes into normal restart with the virus. I can’t go into programs uninstall and do anything because the warning comes up. I can’t download becaue it says this is an infected file. It has taken over everything. I can go into cmd and did what I was told online and that didn’t work. I think it is hopeless. I had one something like this before but I removed it. This is the worst yet.

  4. chetan jungade

    friends it is not working on my PC ut is just not starting or let the pc be started in safe mode with networking …..plzzzzzzzzzz help my PC it contains important application’s and much more……

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