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Do Not Buy ScanGuard - it is a Fake Antivirus Software

Do Not Buy ScanGuard - it is a Fake Antivirus Software

Online users, DO NOT purchase the so-called antivirus software, ScanGuard, located at www.scanguard.com for your PC or mobile device. The fake software, which claims it a PC cleanup, optimization, and protection program, constantly trick people into upgrading or paying for it, by falsely claiming their computers or mobile devices are infected with a Trojan horse, virus, spyware or other malware. And, will continuously annoy users, by popping up every few minutes with some fake messages, in an attempt to trick users into buying it.

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www.ScanGuard.com – the Untrustworthy Antivirus Software Website


The cybercriminals behind the fake antivirus (ScanGuard) use the fake antivirus ranking website: www.top10bestantivirus.com, to rank ScanGuard as one of the best antivirus software, in order to trick online users into buying it.

Online users, stay away from the fake antivirus software ranking website: www.top10bestantivirus.com and do not believe in its fake antivirus ranking. It is only used by cyber criminals to trick online users into buying a fake antivirus software, by listing the fake antivirus software as the #1 or #2 ranked software.

Why is ScanGuard Antivirus a Scam?

I installed a clean or a fresh new copy of Windows 7 on a computer (virtual machine). Remember, this is a new installation of Windows with nothing installed on it. Then I installed free and very popular antivirus software: Avast, AVG, Avira, Commodo and Bitdefender on the same computer. Scan the same computer with all five antivirus software, and none detected any viruses, Trojan horse, spyware, or malware.

Now, I downloaded and installed ScanGuard on the same freshly installed Windows 7 computer. Scan the same computer with ScanGuard, and to my surprise, ScanGuard claims that it has detected viruses and other malware on the newly installed Windows 7 computer that has only genuine software on it. Then it wanted me to pay to do a clean-up to remove the so-called viruses and other malware it claimed it has detected. Also, Microsoft Windows doesn't even recognize it as antivirus software.

Online users, please do not purchase and installed ScanGuard on your computers and mobile devices. And, online users who have already installed ScanGuard and used their credit cards on www.ScanGuard.com, are asked to remove it and check their credit card statements carefully for any unauthorized transactions and report it to their banks.

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  • Posted: Dec 16, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

    Thank you for this information. I installed it a week ago, then after scanning a new computer, it found several issues to be corrected on payment. I immediately removed it. They have been advertising this rubbish as the number one anti-virus software in China, and were/are offering free licences as a service to people's security, blah blah...


  • Posted: Dec 12, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Emporia, Kansas, United States

    Fool that I was, downloaded spam guard, paid my ninteen dollars. Low and behold could not access anything on my computer. Finally got to uninstall program and rid myself of this garbage. Called them on 24/11/17 and cancelled their service. Was advised I would receive a refund in 7 to 10 business days. NOTHING TO DATE!! ScanGuard Cancel <cancel@scanguard.com>

    "Dec 11 at 7:07 PM

    HI Jacquie,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I can confirm that refund of amount $19.00 has been processed on 2017-11-25. I request you to please double check with your bank statement.

    If refund still does not show up, then contact us back so we will investigate this issue further.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can help with.

    Kind regards,

    Michael R. Rucker
    Customer Service Representative

    Apparently, they use a foreign customer service, and here's their number:

    11/23/17 57106775 WWW*
    scangu LARCH HOUSE
    PARKLA 18443046775M GB



  • Posted: Nov 9, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia

    Scanguard has just hit me for $99 as a recurring payment which Paypal then charged my credit card. In no way did I authorise this renewal so who needs a virus when you have fleas like this to protect you.


    • Posted: Nov 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

      Same here - they are dirty operators - they took unauthorized 99 from my account even after being told to discontinue the account. I would never have pre authorized PayPal for any supplier but they were in the pre-authorized schedule. How did that happen - PayPal need to wake up to this too.


  • Posted: Aug 28, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Swindon, England, United Kingdom

    Malwarebytes signaled Scanguard.com as a malicious website.


    • Posted: Oct 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

      Scanguard still trying as at 20th October 2017 to trick people into buying their product at a big discount price.


  • Posted: Aug 24, 2017 by frankie from or near: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    You don't have to install the Scanguard family to get infected, it will happen via there email when you accept their trial, even when it is on another computer where ever the email is sent to. If you check the Malware bytes logs you will see 2 separate entries trying to access the internet every day. YOU ONLY NEED ONE SUCCESS TO BE REINFECTED.

    You can block all these attempts if you don't have toy protection. Especially, if you have Windows 10. I only use Kaspersky internet security pure as it has full control and checks all your files old and new for problems, and if the programs become vulnerable to attacks it will pick them and tell you to update or delete the offending programs that the others have called safe. If these programs are allowed they can get access to your computer and accounts or identities.


  • Posted: Aug 22, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Yes, to my horror I am now trying to fix it up, can you tell me how to do so, Kevin.


    • Posted: Aug 24, 2017 by frankie from or near: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

      The problem with all these mongrels is that to access the free version to try out you have to give an email address. Then they will hassle you to fix the problems in your computer which their program does install. The last test on a fresh fully tested system was 1032 items they install. And they know they are there and keep emailing you to fix the problem.

      The email link is a direct connection to restart all the infection again if you have already uninstalled it. You can use Malwarebytes and adwcleaner to clean it. But you need a proper internet security to be installed as well as the mongrels will set it lose regularly. After using all those programs you must switch on access to hidden files and manually remove all reference in program /program data and the application data in the user folders manually.

      They can be in 4 different places. Retick hidden files and mark the emails on your web server as spam. They will keep sending emails and when not receiving is noticed by the auto email server it will resend via another account. If you have office outlook you can tag the emails as spam and send directly to delete or spam folder. You can manually select the email source and block them, there are usually 3 different sources.

      They claim they have access to your computer, but they don't when the programs have been removed. They then will try that email address until all the items I talked about have been addressed. They will stop after about 3 months. If you reply or try to fix the problem via return email it just lets them Know you are real.



  • Posted: Aug 13, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: St Louis, Missouri, United States

    I loaded ScanGuard and Malwarebytes found 1320 popups.


  • Posted: Jul 30, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Edison, New Jersey, United States

    Thanks for the INFO. It helps.


  • Posted: Jul 28, 2017 by oldtimer.md from or near: Lexington Park, Maryland, United States

    Concur. Also, would add "PCProtect" to the DO NOT PURCHASE alert. All three (TotalAV, PCProtect & ScanGuard) appear to have identical software installation downloads and appear identical right down to the "chat" service they offer to prospective customers.

    Have tried to install all three unsuccessfully on a Windows XP sp3 machine and get identical errors from Microsoft that the embedded nsis7z.dll module prevents the software from installing. All three claim compatibility with Windows XP. Have paid confirmation from a highly reputable Windows Repair & Support company that said software is NOT Windows XP compatible, so false advertising and possible FRAUD is involved.


  • Posted: Jul 14, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela

    Scanguard appeared on my machine from a British link through Skype. 5 minutes later my computer completely crashed, I recovered some hours later through patience and backtracking.


  • Posted: Jul 6, 2017 by info

    How do you get your money back from Scanguard? I tried an 800 number, but it hangs up


  • Posted: Jun 4, 2017 by frankie from or near: Cooloola Cove, Queensland, Australia

    Tecnicion online at hxxp://technicion.ca/ protection is a scam, they charge $300.00 to look after your computer via LogMeIn while they are at it, they install a few nasty programs that will activate later and then you have to call them back. They use Malwarebytes to clean up the malware and leave the rest there for afters. This works all right for a few months. If you don't renew the contract they fix it up real well after a few months. same as Enigma software, spyware hunter, and Reghunter.

    They are all thieving scum bags, but they keep me in work fixing their messes.


  • Posted: May 30, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Palm Coast, Florida, United States

    Thanks for heads up.


  • Posted: May 23, 2017 by frankie from or near: Cooloola Cove, Queensland, Australia

    Hi, I checked the install of scanguard on a fully checked drive using, Avast, and Malwarebytes first and no threats, updated all and 8 threats. Installed Kaspersky and Windows Defender did a scan and no threats. Then installed Malwarebytes version 3.12 scan came up with 1032 threats all Scanguard entries, ran ADW cleaner it found 3 program exe entries. cleaned all out but computer runs slower. Now the emails come and Malwarebytes premium picks the messages and URL as hostile sites. Anyone know anything else that works. Total AV is the same.


    • Posted: May 23, 2017 by info

      Scanguard and Total AV are fake antiviruses. Remove both of them and scan your computer using Malwarebytes and Adw Cleaner.


  • Posted: May 17, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Buderim, Queensland, Australia

    How can I stop scanguard emailing me please?


    • Posted: Jul 7, 2017 by frankie from or near: Cooloola Cove, Queensland, Australia

      You need to report as spam etc to your web mail email provider and technically they have to remove after many thousands of request. In other programs you can flag as spam or refuse emails. But is is sent via an Amazon SES account which people get accounts to join it send emails automatically every time. When the server is rejected 3 times in a row it changes sender addresses and starts again. They will do that for as long as the account owner tells them to do it.

      You can stop this only by opening an account with Amazon SES and registering a a counteracting complaint spam notice. Thousands of companies use this service or a similar company is used millions of times a day. Thats why you cant unsubscribe because it instantly sets up a new sender address. This is happening to you every day where ever you are.


    • Posted: May 17, 2017 by info

      Flag their emails as spam so they go directly to your junk/spam folder.


  • Posted: Apr 28, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Bakersfield, California, United States

    I didn't purchase or install ScanGard, I just checked it out. Now it keeps popping up as soon as I log in. How do I delete it?


    • Posted: Jul 7, 2017 by frankie from or near: Cooloola Cove, Queensland, Australia

      You dont have to purchase the trial version does the damage , and you email address keeps them going. But every email they send has the reinstall program attached .

      They wont stop trying as they only have to suck a few in here and there, and then they con the people into paying for what they have set up to stuff your computer any free antivirus these days are useless in the modern fight for these types of scum.

      You will have to use 4 programs and manually remove the program and all of its mates that come in as well. They will not all work at the same time and are jut waiting for someone to click on a program that you dont know what its for. If you check any strange programs installed or downloaded on the same day and time as any evil thing came in.

      You should delete any of these things. YOU WILL NEVER FIND THEM IN WHERE YOU UNINSTALL PROGRAMS, they are to smart for that.


    • Posted: Jun 7, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

      This same thing has been happening to me ever since I "bit" and checked ScanGard out and now it has wormed it's way into my computer even though I never purchased it. How do I get rid of it, once and for all??


      • Posted: Jun 7, 2017 by info

        Go to www.revouninstaller.com and download their free uninstaller. Then use the free uninstaller to completely remove ScanGuard.


  • Posted: Apr 28, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Smyrna, Georgia, United States

    I was skeptical because in the ad I saw on my android they asked for my email address AND the password. Why would they need my password? Glad to know this is a scam.


  • Posted: Apr 20, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Auckland, New Zealand

    Looks exactly like my AVG interface.


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "Scanguard put itself on my computer nine days ago on both my face intro page and advert inside the computer and I want off of this computer"


  • Posted: Mar 19, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "Had to try Scanguard. After downloading and installing, I ran Malwarebytes behind it. It showed as 1,309 threats. What a scam....nothing is for free. You always get what you pay for."


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Santa Clara, California, United States

    I keep getting billed $7.99 plus $0.15 international fee for Scangaurd even after removing from my phone and reporting to bank. Need to call bank again.



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