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What does the FGuard.exe file do?

The FGuard.exe process is also known as Browser Defender Social On Disk or, as the case may be, FakeGuard Module and is a part of Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Defender. This software is produced by Threat Expert (www.threatexpert.com) or, as the case may be, PC Tools (www.pctools.com). An obsolete or defective version of FGuard.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about FGuard.exe Browser Defender Social On Disk

FGuard.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. FGuard.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 247,760 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 108,496 bytes.
This FGuard program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. FGuard.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. FGuard.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 35% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves FGuard.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about FGuard?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Defender

To remove Browser Defender Social On Disk from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Defender in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if FGuard.exe (Browser Defender Social On Disk) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Browser Defender Social On Disk. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Browser Defender Social On Disk or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or FGuard.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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