What is sysguard.exe?

sysguard.exe is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\' folder.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

sysguard.exe does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

sysguard.exe is not signed.

Filename variants

sysguard.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

sysguard.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\WINDOWS\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to sysguard.exe:

sysguard.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

sysguard.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

sysguard.exe has stopped working.

End Program - sysguard.exe. This program is not responding.

sysguard.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

sysguard.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with sysguard.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with sysguard.exe. 88% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 73 users.

User vote results: There were 64 votes to remove and 9 votes to keep

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Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Roger Karlsson writes

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sysguard.exe installed through a security hole.

# 9 Jun 2009, 11:07

Roger Karlsson writes

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The application is called "Antivirus System Pro" or "Spyware Protect 2009"

# 9 Jun 2009, 11:21

Roger Karlsson writes

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Here's the scan results from VirusTotal for the sysguard.exe file:

a-squared 2009.06.14 -
AhnLab-V3 2009.06.13 Win-Trojan/Fakeav.307728
AntiVir 2009.06.12 SPR/Tool.Obfuscator.FH.45
Antiy-AVL 2009.06.12 FraudTool/Win32.SpywareProtect2009.gen
Authentium 2009.06.13 -
Avast 4.8.1335.0 2009.06.13 Win32:Walivun
AVG 2009.06.14 SHeur2.AKHJ
BitDefender 7.2 2009.06.14 -
CAT-QuickHeal 10.00 2009.06.13 Win32.PWS.Hupigon.gen!F.4
ClamAV 0.94.1 2009.06.14 -
Comodo 1327 2009.06.14 -
DrWeb 2009.06.14 -
eSafe 2009.06.11 -
eTrust-Vet 31.6.6556 2009.06.12 -
F-Prot 2009.06.13 -
F-Secure 8.0.14470.0 2009.06.13 -
Fortinet 2009.06.14 -
GData 19 2009.06.14 Win32:Walivun
Ikarus T3. 2009.06.14 -
K7AntiVirus 7.10.762 2009.06.12 -
Kaspersky 2009.06.14 -
McAfee 5645 2009.06.13 FakeAlert-DS
McAfee+Artemis 5645 2009.06.13 FakeAlert-DS
McAfee-GW-Edition 6.7.6 2009.06.14 Riskware.Tool.Obfuscator.FH.45
Microsoft 1.4701 2009.06.14 VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.FH
NOD32 4153 2009.06.14 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.TC
Norman 6.01.09 2009.06.12 -
nProtect 2009.1.8.0 2009.06.14 -
Panda 2009.06.14 -
PCTools 2009.06.12 -
Prevx 3.0 2009.06.14 -
Rising 2009.06.14 -
Sophos 4.42.0 2009.06.14 Mal/WaledPak-A
Sunbelt 3.2.1858.2 2009.06.13 -
Symantec 2009.06.14 -
TheHacker 2009.06.13 -
TrendMicro 8.950.0.1092 2009.06.12 -
VBA32 2009.06.14 -
ViRobot 2009.6.13.1785 2009.06.13 -
VirusBuster 2009.06.13 Fraudtool.SpyProtect2009.B

# 14 Jun 2009, 2:05

Eric writes

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FYI --- I found a new variant called wvkdsysguard.exe

location is documents and settings\<username>\Local settings\Application Data\slhepv

# 9 Nov 2009, 10:00

Mike B. writes

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Had sysguard.exe infection; at first Malwarebytes couldn't remove it, even in Safe Mode. Luckily, the computer was set up with 2 accounts, and the infected account wasn't the primary or administrative account. Started the infected account, then left it running and switched to the primary account. Ran Task Manager, checked the "show processes from all users box", and killed "lkvosysguard", then switched back to the infected account. Now Malwarebytes would run, and it found and cleared the infection.

If you are infected and don't already have multiple accounts set up, see if you can establish a new account, as the sysguard infection seems to embed itself in the registry keys under "current_user", and you may be able to create a second, un-infected account.

# 15 Nov 2009, 6:57

+ John + writes

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Dec2: found a new variant of Sysguard. file name: wccwsysguard.exe

# 2 Dec 2009, 11:58

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