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Should I remove Guard.Mail.ru?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,174
United States Rank #28,072
Reach 0.0480%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.23 days
331.27 days >
Average installed length: 174.06 days


VersionDistribution 0.15% 0.15% 0.15% 0.45% 0.30% 0.15% 0.30% 1.04% 0.15% 1.78% 1.78% 2.08% 0.30%


What is Guard.Mail.ru?

Guard.Mail.ru is part of the Guard Mail service.


Guard.Mail.ru is a program developed by Mail.Ru. The most used version is, with over 2% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The programs's main executable is guardmailru.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.54 MB of memory. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 2.17 MB (2,276,384 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 38% of users of Guard.Mail.ru come from Russia, it is also popular in UA and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mail.ru
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mail.ru\guard
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Mail.Ru\Guard\GuardMailRu.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 2.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Guard.Mail.ru

Program executable:guardmailru.exe
Name:GuardMailRu Module
Signed by:LLC Mail.Ru
Path:C:\Program Files\mail.ru\guard\guardmailru.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • GuardMailRu.exe runs as a service named 'Guard.Mail.ru' (Guard.Mail.ru).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GuardMailRu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Guard.Mail.ru.gui' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Mail.Ru\Guard\GuardMailRu.exe" /gui.
Network connections
  • GuardMailRu.exe connects to kojura.mail.ru ( port 80).
  • GuardMailRu.exe connects to kojura.mail.ru ( port 80).
  • GuardMailRu.exe connects to kojura.mail.ru ( port 80).
  • GuardMailRu.exe connects to kojura.mail.ru ( port 80).
  • GuardMailRu.exe connects to kojura.mail.ru ( port 80).
  • GuardMailRu.exe connects to kojura.mail.ru ( port 80).
  • GuardMailRu.exe connects to kojura.mail.ru ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010496345%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00072607%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032357%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,332,624
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:215.79 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.68 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Guard.Mail.ru?

Quickly and completely remove Guard.Mail.ru from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Guard.Mail.ru from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Guard.Mail.ru, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Guard.Mail.ru.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.39%
Windows XP 19.79%
Windows 8 5.21%
Windows Vista 4.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.88%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.72%
Windows 7 Professional 7.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.31% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 38.31%
  UA 10.41%
  Iran 6.03%
  United States 5.13%
  Kazakstan 2.41%
  Germany 2.41%
  Israel 2.11%
  DZ 1.96%
  AZ 1.81%
  Brazil 1.66%
  MA 1.66%
  BY 1.51%
  BD 1.21%
  Turkey 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.93%
Acer 19.12%
Dell 14.21%
Toshiba 6.98%
ASUS 6.72%
Samsung 5.68%
Lenovo 2.84%
American Megatrends 2.84%
Intel 2.33%
Sahara 1.81%
Alienware 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite C840 2.83%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.36%
HP 630 Notebook PC 1.89%

About Mail.Ru

Mail.ru is the largest free e-mail service of the Runet.
Publisher URL: corp.mail.ru

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dick programover a year ago
Very bad program i try to remove which i can not remove.