PUP.Optional.SafeGuard

SafeGuard is a software usually installs without your knowledge vith the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 07/08/2015.

Features

– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It settled in the Base of registers to be launched each time with the system (O4),
– It installs as a service to be launched each time the system (O23),(SS/SR),
– It installs as a program (O42),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’,
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45),

– (.Alerts LLC – SafeGuard.) — C:Program FilesSafeGuardSafeGuard.exe
O4 – HKLM..Run: . (…) — C:Program FilesSafeGuardSafeGuardApp.exe
O23 – Service: SafeGuard Update Service (SafeGuard Update Service) . (…) – C:Program FilesSafeGuardSafeGuardSrv.exe
O42 – Logiciel: SafeGuard – (.SafeGuard.) — SafeGuard

O43 – CFD: 03/05/2015 – 12:09:22 – [] —-D C:Program FilesSafeGuard
O43 – CFD: 03/05/2015 – 12:09:17 – [] —-D C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSafeGuard
O43 – CFD: 03/05/2015 – 12:09:43 – [] —-D C:UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalAlerts_LLC
O43 – CFD: 03/05/2015 – 12:09:21 – [] —-D C:UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalSafeGuard
O43 – CFD: 03/05/2015 – 12:09:22 – [] —-D C:UsersCoolmanAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSafeGuard
SR – | Auto 01/04/2015 585744 | (SafeGuard Update Service) . (…) – C:Program FilesSafeGuardSafeGuardSrv.exe
SR – | Auto 17/03/2015 16392 | (SGUpdater) . (.Alerts LLC.) – C:Program FilesSafeGuardSGUpdaterSvc.exe

Alias

PUP.Optional.SafeGuard.A
PUP.Optional.Alerts.A
Adware.Downware

Remove Software

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,

Remove with ZHPcleaner

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