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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 #9,516
United States Rank #21,038
Reach 0.0390%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.76 days
346.84 days >
Average installed length: 182.24 days


VersionDistribution 0.13% 0.13% 0.13% 0.39% 0.26% 0.13% 0.26% 1.04% 0.13% 1.56% 1.95% 2.08% 0.26%


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. 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 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 34% of users of Guard.Mail.ru come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and UA.

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

Scheduled Task
  • GuardMailRu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{595D52ED-3A6D-4AD7-858F-30939D0733D2}' (runs on registration).
  • 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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Guard.Mail.ru.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 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 68.88%
Windows XP 18.75%
Windows 10 8.07%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.55%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.58%
Windows 7 Professional 7.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.97% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 33.97%
  United States 12.01%
  UA 9.45%
  Germany 5.11%
  Iran 5.11%
  Kazakstan 2.55%
  Israel 1.79%
  DZ 1.66%
  AZ 1.53%
  MA 1.53%
  Brazil 1.40%
  BY 1.28%
  Sweden 1.15%
  BD 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.02%
Hewlett-Packard 19.91%
Dell 12.83%
ASUS 7.52%
Toshiba 6.42%
Samsung 5.75%
Lenovo 3.98%
American Megatrends 2.65%
Intel 2.43%
Sahara 1.55%
Alienware 1.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.88%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite C840 2.44%

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 program•over a year ago
Very bad program i try to remove which i can not remove.