Is Scanguard safe ?
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.
The answer is NO, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER.
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.