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Should I remove InstallGuard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #41,261
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.30 days
8.73 days >
Average installed length: 4.58 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
0.95 100.00%

InstallGuard

Overview

InstallGuard is a software program developed by DanuSoft Software. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 3.41 MB (3,572,778 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 22% of users of InstallGuard come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.complete.com.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\InstallGuard\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{01E62658-83A3-4E4B-AEB7-64B423B88D97}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by InstallGuard

  • VIBlend.WinForms.Controls.dll (by VIBlend) - VIBlend Controls for Windows Forms (VIBlend Controls for WinForms)
  • VIBlend.WinForms.Utilities.dll (by VIBlend) - VIBlend Controls Utilities for WinForms
  • InstallGuard.exe (by CompleteLock (DanuSoft Software)) - InstallGuard
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2010
  • SASCore64.exe (by SUPERAntiSpyware.com) - Core Service
  • SASCTXMN64.DLL (by SUPERAntiSpyware.com) - SUPERAntiSpyware Context Menu Extension
  • SUPERAntiSpyware.exe (by SUPERAntiSpyware) - SUPERAntiSpyware (SUPERAntiSpyware Application)
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft SQL Server Compact (System.Data.SqlServerCe)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SASCTXMN64.DLL added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {CA8ACAFA-5FBB-467B-B348-90DD488DE003}.
Scheduled Task
  • SUPERAntiSpyware.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SuperAntiSpyware' (runs weekly on Fridays at 13:40).
Service
  • SASCore64.exe runs as a service named '!SASCORE' (!SASCORE) "SUPERAntiSpyware Core Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • SUPERAntiSpyware.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SUPERAntiSpyware' and executes as C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe.

How do I remove InstallGuard?

Quickly and completely remove InstallGuard from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall InstallGuard 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 InstallGuard, 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 InstallGuard.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 3%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.47%
Windows 8 17.65%
Windows Vista 2.94%
Windows XP 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.65%
Windows 7 Professional 14.71%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.62% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 21.62%
  United States 13.51%
  MA 10.81%
  Italy 8.11%
  DZ 5.41%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Argentina 2.70%
  Czech Republic 2.70%
  France 2.70%
  Indonesia 2.70%
  India 2.70%
  MR 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  Philippines 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.14%
Acer 24.14%
Hewlett-Packard 24.14%
ASUS 10.34%
Lenovo 6.90%
Samsung 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
GIGABYTE 3.45%
Common models
VS Company VS-G31T-M 3.70%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 3.70%
PCWARE IPMH61R3 3.70%
LENOVO Sabine 3.70%
LENOVO Lenovo G485 3.70%
LENOVO 2007VVT 3.70%

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