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What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,809
United States Rank #20,388
Reach 0.0636%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.81 days
200.76 days >
Average installed length: 105.48 days


VersionDistribution 3.91% 7.42% 0.24% 6.22% 4.31% 1.67% 0.72% 0.72% 0.16% 1.59% 3.11% 7.34% 7.34% 23.21% 1.91% 2.23% 0.08% 4.86% 0.16% 5.98% 1.04% 3.11% 7.97% 4.70%

[email protected]

What is [email protected]?

[email protected] is part of the Guard Mail service.


[email protected] is a software program developed by Mail.Ru. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). The primary executable is named guardmailru.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.16 MB (2,261,024 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 44% of users of [email protected] come from Russia, it is also popular in UA and the United States.

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: 2.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by [email protected]

Program executable:guardmailru.exe
Name:GuardMailRu Module
Path:C:\Program Files\mail.ru\guard\guardmailru.exe
Additional files:
  • GuardMailRu.dll

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).
  • GuardMailRu.exe connects to kojura.mail.ru ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003045762%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00027722%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002736%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,526,020
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:372.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove [email protected]?

You can uninstall [email protected] 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 [email protected], 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 [email protected].

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 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 72.47%
Windows XP 15.24%
Windows 10 10.30%
Windows Vista 1.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.21%
Windows 7 Home Basic 12.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.69%
Windows 7 Professional 7.13%
Windows 7 Starter 2.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.90% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 43.90%
  UA 14.77%
  United States 7.95%
  BY 3.77%
  Germany 3.69%
  Kazakstan 2.89%
  AZ 2.41%
  Israel 1.69%
  Republic Of Moldova 1.36%
  DZ 1.28%
  IQ 1.28%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Lithuania 1.04%
  United Kingdom 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 19.86%
ASUS 14.43%
Dell 9.29%
Samsung 8.29%
Lenovo 6.86%
American Megatrends 2.57%
Toshiba 2.00%
Intel 1.14%
Alienware 1.14%
Sahara 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
ASUSTeK K53SC 2.22%
MSI MS-7592 2.22%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.94%

About Mail.Ru

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


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