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Should I remove GuardedID?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,138
United States Rank #7,469
Reach 0.0183%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 503.71 days
1291.15 days >
Average installed length: 678.40 days


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0.03.1038 72.30%
0.03.1030 2.22%
0.03.1026 11.91%
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Other programs by StrikeForce Technologies, Inc


What is GuardedID?  (from StrikeForce Technologies, Inc)

GuardedID Provides Powerful Online Identity Theft Protection GuardedID's innovative keystroke encryption and anti-keylogging technology protects you from identity thief's favorite new tool - keyloggers. Industry experts state, however, that approximately 80% of keyloggers are escaping detection by leading anti-virus pr...  Read more


GuardedID is a program developed by StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. The most used version is 0.03.1038, with over 98% 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 program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The programs's main executable is GIDD.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 7.75 MB of memory. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 1012.92 KB (1,037,234 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 94% of users of GuardedID come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.guardedid.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SFT\GuardedID\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9191979D-821C-4EA8-B021-2DA1D859A7C5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1012.92 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GuardedID

Program executable:GIDD.exe
Name:GID Desktop Application
Signed by:StrikeForce Technologies
Path:C:\Program Files\SFT\GuardedID\GIDD.exe
Additional files:
  • GIDTPM.dll - GID Desktop Application with TPM access (Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Access Library)
  • gidd .exe - GID Desktop Application
  • gidd.exe
  • GIDSVC32.exe - GID Admin Service
  • GIDI.exe - GuardedID (GIDI Application)
  • GIDOSKHlpr.exe - GIDOSKHl Application
  • GIDSigVeri.dll - GidSigVeri Module
  • GIDTB.dll - IE Toolbar Module
  • gidv2.sys - GuardedID v2 Keyboard Filter
  • LicMgrAlone.exe - LicMgrAlone Application
  • LicMgrEP.exe - LicMgrEP Application
  • TMLicStatus.exe - GuardedID TM Lic Check

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GIDTB.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'GuardedID' with the class of {983EB3A5-F9EE-4fe2-B3C3-E64A32F6305D}.
  • GIDSVC32.exe runs as a service named 'GID Agent (32-bit)' (GIDAgent32) "Integration services for keystroke protection platform.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GIDD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GIDDesktop' which loads as C:\Program Files\SFT\GuardedID\gidd.exe /s.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.75 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001416493%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003836%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010329%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:513,780
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.92 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove GuardedID?

You can uninstall GuardedID 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 GuardedID, 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 GuardedID.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by GuardedID you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.89%
Windows Vista 15.56%
Windows 10 8.61%
Windows XP 6.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.94%
Windows 10 Home 6.11%
Windows 7 Professional 5.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.31%
  Japan 1.63%
  Canada 1.14%
  Australia 0.98%
  India 0.49%
  United Kingdom 0.33%
  Mexico 0.16%
  Russia 0.16%
  Israel 0.16%
  Slovenia 0.16%
  Iran 0.16%
  Thailand 0.16%
  Singapore 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Dell 30.45%
Lenovo 15.04%
Toshiba 8.65%
Acer 4.89%
ASUS 3.38%
Gateway 2.63%
NEC 1.13%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Sahara 1.13%
Common models
LENOVO 2958 10.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.76%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.17%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.12%


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