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reeler
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-07-2013

Guardius by Perion

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I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with SP 1.  A couple of week ago some software/malware called Guardius installed itself on my system.  If I end its process or uninstall it, it's there again after I reboot.  I used NPE, which called it "bad" & cleaned it from my system, however, after another reboot, it was there again.  The next time I ran NPE, it again recognized Guardius & called it "bad" but failed to clean it from my system.

 

This software/malware claims to speed up browsers by eliminating unneeded toolbars & extensions.  I am very careful about not installing accessory apps.  Guardius has a website at [Removed Website] & has a presence on all the social media sites.  I'm afraid to contact them since they might give me software or instructions that may make things worse.  If this is a legitimate program, how did it get onto my system, & why can't I remove it?

 

Do you know if Guardius is malware.  Legitimate or not, how do I remove it?  I cannot see that it is doing anything obvious to my system, but who knows what it is doing in the background?

 

Thanks!

 

 

Edited by Quads

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Quads
Posts: 16,530
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: Guardius by Perion

It looks somewhat legit, but I had never heard of it.

 

Quads

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Quads
Posts: 16,530
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: Guardius by Perion

Although I am abiut to call this a PUP. as it is part of the Sweetpacks / Sweetim  group.

 

Quads

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gddmad
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-06-2013

Re: Guardius by Perion

I am having the same problem with my computer.  If I let it install itself, it still wants to install on top of it.  I do not know how it came to my hard disk in the first place.  Even I had it removed, it still want to install.  I am extremely pissed about this program.  If I let the program run on my hard disk, my firefox will not work, it crashes all of the time.  I wasted two hours trying to stop the program from running when I boot up.  Please help US!

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Quads
Posts: 16,530
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: Guardius by Perion

2 users are not to be on the same thread as the Guidelines state.

 

Quads