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SystemGuard2009

Updated:
March 20, 2009 3:19:53 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
System Guard 2009
Publisher:
System Guard
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.





The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the threats.





Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %CurrentFolder%\conf.cfg
  • %CurrentFolder%\mbase.vdb
  • %CurrentFolder%\quarantine.vdb
  • %CurrentFolder%\queue.vdb
  • %CurrentFolder%\vbase.vdb


It also creates the following folder:
%CurrentFolder%\quarantine

Next, it creates the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System Guard 2009

The program then creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"systemguard" = "[PATH TO EXECUTABLE]"
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