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How to Remove Smart Guard Protection Virus? (Rogueware Removal Guide)


Smart Guard Protection installed itself without your knowledge and approval and it seems have taken control of your computer? Freaked out after seeing various security alerts pop-up by Smart Guard Protection and finding out that you can’t run any application on your computer? Don’t be worried. In this post, we will tell the whole story about Smart Guard Protection and guide you to remove this computer infection.



What Is Smart Guard Protection?



Smart Guard Protection, also referred to as Smart Guard Protection-Malware Security Suite, is a fake antivirus program, part of the Rogue.WinWebSec family of computer infections. The main purpose of Smart Guard Protection is to deceive or mislead users into paying money for its full edition, so as to enabling you to remove non-existent malware it detected.

Smart Guard Protection-1


Once it found its way into your computer, Smart Guard Protection will run a system scan automatically. At the same time, it will close all the programs that you have opened and pop up fake alerts say that those programs cannot stat because they are infected. Apart from that, it prevents you from running any program and access the Internet with the same excuse.

Smart Guard Protection-2


Smart Guard Protection keeps popping up various warnings and alerts to trick you into believing that your computer is infected by plenty of malware and needs activate Smart Guard Protection to remove those threats. In fact, Smart Guard Protection cannot protect your computer. On the contrary, it may introduce more malware into your computer and put your personal information at high risk.

As mentioned above, Smart Guard Protection closes all the open programs, and block you from execute any application and Windows system utilities as its self-defense mechanism, so it won’t be removed easily. Please follow the removal guide below to get rid of this virus. If you confront any problem in the removing process, stop and leave a reply at the end of the article. We will help you to solve any problem as soon as possible.



How to Remove Smart Guard Protection? (Removal Guide)



Step 1 > Activate Smart Guard Protection with license code below


By activating Smart Guard Protection, it can be fooled into think that you have paid the money. Therefore, Smart Guard Protection will allow you to run programs on your computer and stop popping up fake alerts.

Click on Buy full Edition button Remove threats after scan finished. In the open window click on I already have activation key, then fill in an email address and license key:





Please note that activating Smart Guard Protection will not remove it from your computer. To remove Smart Guard Protection, proceed on the follow steps.



Step 2 > Remove Smart Guard Protection virus with Anvi Smart Defender


Anvi Smart Defender is an antimalware program developed by Anisoft team. It can detect and remove most of viruses, trojans, worms and so on.


1. Download the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender from below links.

Anvi Smart Defender free download link:

Anvi Smart Defender-1


Please ignore the possible fake alert popped up by Smart Guard Protection virus during the download.

If the download fails, please check the networking settings and the hosts files because many infections may modify them. You may turn to How to Check Hosts Files, DNS and Proxy Settings for Normal Internet Access after Malware Infection for tutorial.


2. Double click asdsetup.exe file to install Anvi Smart Defender.


3. Launch Anvi Smart Defender → click on the gear icon → check the Scan rootkits item → click on the Apply and OK button to complete the setting

Anvi Smart Defender-setting


4. Go to Scan tap → perform a Full Scan to detect malicious files → after the scan completes, click on the Remove button to complete the removal of vicious files

Antivirus Plus 2014-Anvi Smart Defender scan result

You can click View Details to see the detailed information of threats detected by Anvi Smart Defender when scan finished.



Step 3 Clean invalid registry entries and residual files


Navigate to PC Tuneup tab → check all the available items → hit Care Now button

Anvi Smart Defender-PCtuneup


If you are a pro version user, you can run Registry Fix to remove unused and old registry entries.

Anvi Smart Defender purchase link:


Or, you can make use of Cloud System Booster to run comprehensive system clean and optimization.

Deep clean and optimize your PC with Cloud System Booster


1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link:

Cloud System Booster Purchase link:


2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

Cloud System Booster-home


3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan


Now, your PC should have been free from the infection of Smart Guard Protection virus. Should you have any question about the removal of Smart Guard Protection, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you.



How Did Smart Guard Protection Infect Your PC and How to Prevent Rogueware?


Rogueware like Smart Guard Protection targets users who are browsing the Internet by displaying a well-crafted pop-up stating that malware, virus and threats have been detected on your computer. Technically speaking, this pop-up is a drive-by download trigger. That is to say, if you click on the pop-up, Smart Guard Protection will be download and installed automatically and secretly. Smart Guard Protection rely on social engineering to deliver it payload.

In order to prevent being infected by rogueware like Smart Guard Protection, you’d better keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on your computer and let it autostart along with launch of Window system. Besides, you should keep away from malicious websites and think twice before click on pop-ups on webpages. Taking those two points into consideration, we recommend you antimalware program Anvi Smart Defender. It can prevent you from being infected by malicious programs and offers web guard to insure your online security.

Anvi Smart Defender free download link:

Anvi Smart Defender purchase link:


  • kevin wang


  • kevin wang

    help the activition key wont work

    • Andrew_Anvisoft


      Please try this activition key: AA39754E-216A8FF3

      • sky

        thx bro,help a lot

    • ibrajim

      dont copy paste the key, write it.

  • ads

    thank you very much.

  • Will-i-am

    Worked very well…thank you

  • Andrew_Anvisoft

    Is it a shortcut icon for Smart Guard Protection or an icon on taskbar?

    • Aaron

      It’s a launch icon on the desktop, not within the start bar or task bar…

      • Andrew_Anvisoft

        If Smart Guard Protection won’t run when you double click on this icon, then it should have been removed. You can delete it and enjoy your clean and safe PC.

        • Aaron

          Thanks Andrew

          • Andrew_Anvisoft

            You’re welcome!