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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,891
United States Rank #24,662
Reach 0.0045%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.24 days
1010.11 days >
Average installed length: 530.74 days


2.2 100.00%

SpywareGuard v2.2

What is SpywareGuard?  (from Javacool Software)

SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster's protection method. Fast Real-Time Scanning engine - catch and block spyware before it is executed (EXE and CAB files supported) with signature-based scanning for known spyware and heuristic/generic detecti...  Read more


SpywareGuard v2.2 is a software program developed by Javacool Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The programs's main executable is sgmain.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.14 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.37 MB (1,439,503 bytes). The installed file sgliveupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 60% of users of SpywareGuard come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wilderssecurity.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\spywareguard
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpywareGuard v2.2

Program executable:sgmain.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\spywareguard\sgmain.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe (by Jordan Russell) - Inno Setup Uninstaller
  • dlprotect.dll - SpywareGuard Download Protection
  • msinet.ocx (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Internet Transfer Control (Microsoft Internet Transfer Control DLL)
  • sgbhp.exe - SG Browser Hijacking Protection
  • sgliveupdate.exe - SpywareGuard LiveUpdate
  • spywareguard.dll - SpywareGuard Protection

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • dlprotect.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SpywareGuardDLBLOCK.CBrowserHelper' with the class of {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} (SpywareGuard Download Protection).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • sgmain.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpywareGuard.lnk' which loads as C:\Program Files1\SPYWAR~2\sgmain.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0048816108%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00261741%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00226420%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:984 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:832 KB
Total CPU:0.0046961241%
Kernel CPU:0.00413492%
User CPU:0.00056120%
I/O reads/min:147 Bytes

How do I remove SpywareGuard?

You can uninstall SpywareGuard 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 SpywareGuard v2.2, 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 SpywareGuard.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SpywareGuard v2.2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.18%
Windows XP 20.22%
Windows 10 17.98%
Windows Vista 5.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.82%
Windows 8.1 5.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%
Windows 7 Professional 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.18%
  Australia 5.31%
  France 4.42%
  United Kingdom 4.42%
  Canada 3.54%
  DK 2.65%
  Slovenia 1.77%
  Belgium 1.77%
  Norway 1.77%
  Germany 1.77%
  Poland 1.77%
  Italy 1.77%
  TN 0.88%
  Brazil 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.62%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 13.46%
ASUS 7.69%
Intel 3.85%
Compaq 1.92%
American Megatrends 1.92%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-430P 3.90%
MSI MS-7673 2.60%
ASUSTeK K60IJ 2.60%
VIA KT400-8235 1.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 1.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650D 1.30%


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