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Should I remove ExamGuard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,309
United States Rank #13,356
Reach 0.0068%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 83.59 days
698.18 days >
Average installed length: 366.84 days


1.02.0001 100.00%



ExamGuard is a program developed by Respondus. 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). The main program executable is ExamGuard.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.72 MB (1,800,942 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 98% of users of ExamGuard come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Hungary.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Respondus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ExamGuard
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D78149D7-480E-4012-8071-7B68B3E02527}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.72 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ExamGuard

Program executable:ExamGuard.exe
Name:LockDown Browser
Path:C:\Program Files\ExamGuard\ExamGuard.exe
Additional files:
  • LDBD.exe - Respondus RPUPDATE (RPUPDATE)
  • ExamGuard.exe - LockDown Browser
  • TaskKeyHook.dll
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ExamGuard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BED3F18D-83F2-4B0C-9DC7-7CA7743C8E08}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ExamGuard?

You can uninstall ExamGuard 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ExamGuard, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ExamGuard.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.74%
Windows 10 28.89%
Windows Vista 9.63%
Windows XP 0.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.93%
Windows 8.1 16.30%
Windows 7 Professional 11.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.15%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.21%
  Belgium 0.45%
  Hungary 0.45%
  Korea 0.45%
  Kuwait 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 48.04%
Dell 20.59%
ASUS 7.84%
Toshiba 7.84%
Acer 3.92%
Lenovo 2.94%
MSI 1.96%
Samsung 1.96%
Gateway 1.96%
Alienware 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.35%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.74%
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 1.74%
ASUSTeK K56CA 1.74%
Dell Inspiron 5721 1.74%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 1.74%

comments1 comment

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Safety Warningover a year ago
The company that makes this program is not to be trusted. As a programmer, I was curious about the safety/privacy of this program, so I contacted them requesting the source code. This was only a simple question, and they could have easily said "No" and I would have left them alone. Instead, they lied to me about having developed the program, accused me of attempting to break the system, and threatened me with "administrative measures." It is very obvious that they are attempting to hide something within it, as any normal proprietary software company would simply decline the request. Included in the main binary file are the executable names of many common Windows anti-virus programs, which I can only assume are used as some sort of blacklist. I was also able to locate various references to the termination of other programs, including accessibility programs such as high contrast, which may be essential for those who are visually impaired. If you have this program installed, I highly recommend you remove it, as it is, by definition, malware. Students should not be forced to install proprietary software programs in order to receive an education.