How to Remove Windows Safeguard Upgrade Malware Completely By Manual Guidance

Did you encounter a pop-up online scanner before that stated your computer was badly infected with numerous viruses and spywares? Did you take the recommendation and install this Windows Safeguard Upgrade fake antivirus software? Your computer must have been suffered from this rogue a lot. But don’t worry. You will find the answers on this virus here.

Is Windows Safeguard Upgrade a Scam?

Windows Safeguard Upgrade comes from the fake Windows antivirus program family -Rogue.FakeVimes family. Sharing the same purposes with other Windows malware like Windows Secure Surfer, Windows Prosecurity Scanner and Windows Safety Module, this scam is created and used by online criminals to achieve their hideous intentions. Although the name has changed and the look seems to be a legitimate program, it’s just its way to fool around with you. Computer users should be aware of this malware immediately and ignore what it says. It is said to be an Internet crime that has been quite popular in modern society. Windows Safeguard Upgrade Virus Screenshot is below:

Windows Safeguard Upgrade Virus Protection can easily infect your computer with the help of trojan horses when you view some illegal websites or click on a spam email that contains unknown enclosure. But why do people still do that since they have already known it’s against the law? It’s the authentic antivirus applications which make them think that they could do that without taking any risks. The fact is, antivirus programs cannot remove this kind of spyware and some can’t even detect the viruses. When being infected at the first place, online scanning is run without your approval and strongly suggesting you should install this Windows Sleek Performance rogue to delete all the detected viruses, errors and malware. But do not believe any of that because none of them are truly existing. It’s just boasting you so that you may purchase the licensed version when finishing the installation. Once you have made the payment, nothing would happen except you will be losing a bunch of cash. Hence, it is suggested that you should totally ignore it and get it out of your computer in time.

If you have trying to get rid of Windows Safeguard Upgrade virus the whole day but failed, contact YooCare Experts for instant now.

Windows Safeguard Upgrade Fake Alert

Windows Safeguard Upgrade Scam

Windows Safeguard Upgrade Trial Version

Fake warning of Windows Safeguard Upgrade Antivirus Program

There are some fake security alerts that you may come across on your infected computer. Here are several examples:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\programs files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
is suspected to have infected your computer. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Software without a digital signature detected.
Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.

Why is this fake virus protection so dangerous?

1. Lots of pop-ups and fake alerts will disturb you when using the computer and may slow down the overall operation;
2. Icons from both desktop and start menu will be hidden from you;
3. Many shortcuts won’t work properly when you click on them;
4.Other spywares and viruses will be installed without your permission;
5. Personal information is in high risk to be stolen by cyber criminals;
6. Significant files and system data will lose which could lead to system crash.

Manually Remove Windows Safeguard Upgrade Scam Step by Step

As mentioned before that legitimate antivirus programs cannot 100% remove this virus, you will need to do the removal manually. Following are some steps for your consideration when you are doing this on your own:

1. Reboot your infected computer and get into “Safe Mode with Networking”. To do that you need to keep pressing F8 key on your keyboard and next use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and press E/Enter;

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time or right click on the Task Bar to open the Windows Task Manager;

3. End the process Windows Safeguard Upgrade.exe;
4. Find out and delete all these associating files as below:


%AppData%\result.db%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Sleek Performance.lnk

%Desktop%\Windows Safeguard Upgrade.lnk

5. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{random}


HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{random}.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net

6. Reboot again and get into normal mode.

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Windows Safeguard Upgrade Payment Scam

Tips: It is strongly recommended to remove this fake program with expertise, because any mistake due to lacking of computer knowledge could lead to more damages till system goes crash down. So please contact YooCare professionals in taking care of users’ computers for a fast and professional help.

Published by on May 17, 2012 12:23 pm, last updated on November 13, 2012 6:18 pm

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