is Scanguard safe

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Hi,

You don't need it.

For Vista or Windows 7 use MSE - Free.

For Windows 8/8.1 and 10 use Windows Defender which in those OS's is a full antivirus (same as MSE).

And use the Windows Firewall.

Use Malwarebytes - Free as an On-Demand scanner if needed.

Hope this helps.
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Is "SCANGUARD" safe? Should I install this on my computer?

The answer is NO, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER.

<Unconfirmed accusations removed>

I wanted to try SCANGUARD. I first installed on a two months old PC. SCANGUARD found 3,979 viruses. More to my surprise, it considered McAfee Internet Security as a potential threat to my computer.  I analysed the findings. All of them were false, I didn't have any bugs. SCANGUARD threw 3,979 items to my face to scare me off. But it failed to do so.

Secondly, I took the hard drive out and install an new SSD drive. I then install a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro 64 bit on that drive. I scanned immediately after the fresh installation of the Windows-10. As expected, SCANGUARD found 16,329 viruses!!!   Was I surprised? No.

I knew it will put something out from their collected database, and it did without any success. So don't be fooled by SCANGUARD's mumbo jumbo. Never install SCANGUARD in your computer.

The effective ways to keep your computer safe and clean are:

1. Have the windows defender active and running. Have the automatic update on so that it can update database whenever available,

2. Install a well known internet security software like Trend Micro, McAfee, Symantec etc and make sure firewall is on,

3. This is my favourite one. Install Malwarebytes Antimalware Pro or Corporate version. It will work nicely with the Internet security software and keep you computer clean. The free version doesn't have the "Auto Protect" activated.

4. Be careful when you plug in USB flash drives. Most of the computers get infected by USB flash drives. Have the auto run deactivated so that your security software can scan it before you use it. You can even activate "Auto Sacn USB" in your security software settings.

5. Finally, make sure you delete all your browsing history before you turn off your computer. It can be done through your browser's settings/options.

The above will keep your computer safe, NOT Scanguard.

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Beware this Scanguard software. If you don't purchase the removal tools after it finds multiple problems on your computer it will then take over your computer via the Edge browser and threaten to lock it.

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Downloading program you know nothing about, from a new and unknown company, on a website like Facebook is worse than running your computer without any anti virus software.

See an excellent article on this suspicious software at

<Link removed- too many ads on the page>

I have no affiliation with that site.

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saw this free for just today  scanguard ,went to site looks good but resembles scam ware.any free program you use to help that costs you something ,not worth the time .use windows defender ,free on windows 10 it works.

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FWIW + FYI

WRT the topic of this thread "is Scanguard safe", anybody interested might want to read http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/628976/suspect-scangaurd-security-suite/

May 4, 2018: I won't participate anymore in MC. Enough is enough.

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Familiar with "Total AV"? It looks exactly like Scanguard. I'm not touching either one.

@ CaptainCapacitor

Both products are by SS Protect Ltd. and not recommended here in Microsoft Community.

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ok.  Heres a thought.  I heard about this in an 'advert' on MSN page after I logged out of Hotmail.

Given the info on the different discussion threads, one presumably should play safe and definitely not download the mentioned software.

How come MSN doesn't check out the validity of such a product that they at facilitating the advertising of!!

What does Microsoft say ref the software they are (presumably) taking 'payment' for. Microsoft cannot bury its head on this one!!

Confused !

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An offer of free anti-virus or anti-malware software software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and purchase the full (Premium/Pro) version which typically provides more features....it's all about generating revenue and finding new and creative ways to do so.
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offered free by *URL removed* no 10/06/16

CYBER CRIMINALS, that is the gist of it.

It says free trial, it's a lie, and con.

You down load it, and when you want to install it, it asks you for money(£49!!!!!!!), and if you don't pay, it corrupts your hard disk  and don't know if it steals your data as well or not, too early to say.

If I didn't have a powerful antimalware, it would be a goodbye to my software!!

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